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Black Country Living Museum

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Address: Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ, England
Phone Number: 44-121-557-9643
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Description: Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum...
Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s first industrial landscape. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns. Take a trip on the tram to explore the canal-side village, where you can meet and chat to the costumed characters. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.
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Lovely day out!

The museum is such a lovely place to visit, seeing all the old traditional black country. We had a two year old and went down the mine (he wasn't happy at first) but the guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is such a lovely place to visit, seeing all the old traditional black country. We had a two year old and went down the mine (he wasn't happy at first) but the guide was really comforting for him and made us feel welcomed. Also the school teacher was the most friendly man you could meet, interacting with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Don't normally write on these but felt that I needed to put my opinion across, visited on Saturday 30th May 2015 and what an amazing day my family and I had. My little boy can't stop talking about the young girl in the fish shop in the Villiage that let him make up his own cone because he wanted to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What an absolutely fabulous day out .. Just spent the last 4 hrs with our 8 yr old reminiscing about the past .. I don't think my son will ever complain about his school again after sitting though a lesson there !!! Very very authentic shops .. The staff were fabulous .. Street games, bus ride and a trip down... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you get time you should visit here, it is a whole day and so much to see and do, the staff are friendly and love talking about the mines or the homes that have been moved here. It child friendly and the Fish and Chips are very good took us back to our child hood days, This is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My 8-year-old daughter thought it was great how "they managed to make it just like it was back then". She enjoyed the old-fashioned shops, and the food was nice. She was shocked to find that had she been there 100 years ago, she would likely have been working in the houses or factories! I enjoyed the tour of the canal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We've been to beamish so we knew what to expect, but it was still turn to jelly time when all the attractions evoked such emotion of wanting to actually go back to those days. Sweet shops, old pubs, hardware shops, everything. All the characters were friendly, especially the guy on the mine tour.(fantastic). We rode 'round on a 1947 bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic visit to the museum, really enjoyed every minute being there and will definitely be making regular visits with family and friends in the future. Loved walking around seeing and hearing about the history of the place and after went to the little fish and chip shop in the Villiage for lunch and the young girl who served us our... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a coach trip. I found the whole estate very interesting and well set out. A particular bonus was the bus back up the hill!! The village with its cinema is well worth visiting as is the display of vehicles. Have a look at the cast iron house, I never knew there was such a thing

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Went with elderly parents and teenage son . We all enjoyed the day out . The staff were very friendly making the school and mine the most enjoyable The canal trip was interesting All in all , worth a visit

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We took the children to BCLM as they’ve been studying WW2 and old fashioned toys as part of their KS1/2 curriculums and we were really pleased with the result.  Seeing things put into context has really helped to consolidate their learning – so much more so than just watching 24 Hours In The Past ever could!  From a learning point of... More 

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