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Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ, England
44-121-557-9643
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: The Black Country Living Museum is situated near  the heart of the town of Dudley, West Midlands, which is also famed for it's Zoo, Castle and... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really good here, experience what Dudley was like many years ago, real fish and chips cooked in old fashioned dripping, faggotts and peas and much more, even the people who run the place dress up in costume.

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Kidderminster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Black Country Museum is a fine example of re-creating the lifestyle and atmosphere of the "old" way of life in the Midlands. You can marvel at the tiny houses, the overcrowding, the expectations of work from childhood, the amazingly hard work the women did - not just looking after the home and their family but also making nails or... More

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Milton Keynes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Arrived to be met with only a small queue to get in and whizzed through to begin a fantastic day wandering around the museum.We went down the mine and even our 13 year old enjoyed it, As we continued around the large site we were surprised to see him getting involved with the different characters that gave talks in the... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ive been going to The Black Country Museum since it opened, but its not anything like it used to be. The costume guides have nearly all gone, and have been replaced with crib sheets, Tick the boxes when you see a coal fire, and things like that. No one there to make the place come alive. And no special days.... More

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Stourport-on-Severn
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went here with family. The two young boys enjoyed it all and to be honest us adults had a fab time. So much to do and we will have to return to cover buts we missed out on, like having the fish and chips. Although you can get round in a wheelchair some of the things to see are not... More

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Iv'e lived in the black country all my life so I feel proud to tell you. That this museum is the closet thing to real life in the black country as it was when I was a lad. The building are original taken down brick by brick and re built at the museum a great day out for all the... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took the family, wife, 2 daughters and grandparents. Loads of history and heritage to show ho we lived in days gone. Also, great garage with vintage cars and smell of petrol! Good rides on the charabang and a great day in all. Good fairground bit for the kids to keep them happy but eventually got bored, but a good experience... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous day out for all ages. All the buildings have been carefully demolished and painstakingly rebuilt at the museum. From the old hardware store, to the chemist, to the church and even the old sawdust floor pub, with spitoons too. Take a ride along the canal to visit the underground caverns and you can even try walking... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Have just been to this museum with a family of 5. We did have a great day: went down the mines, on the canals/tunnels, funfair, looking at historic buildings/way of life, fish and chips. No steam vehicles running which was a shame and a couple of things were closed but I don't know if we could have seen everything anyway... More

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Meerbusch, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are interested in how they used to make chains, look for old cars or a mine, old fashioned English shops (including original Fish&Chips shop) which were moved from their original place an rebuild in the park. Volunteers show how life used to be in the black country and give you a living experience. Try a visit at the... More

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