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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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Spent 3 hours there, could easily have been more

Our intention was to get there mid morning but it ended up as a 1pm arrival. As they shut at 4pm in February we thought 'ok, 3 hours - should do it' but we could easily have spent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
SarahandCol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Our intention was to get there mid morning but it ended up as a 1pm arrival. As they shut at 4pm in February we thought 'ok, 3 hours - should do it' but we could easily have spent longer there. Luckily as we paid in full online our ticket was upgraded to the unchained annual pass for free return within... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great day out but needs to address a couple of problem areas. Authenticity over all is great but I think the condition of the toilet at the back of the pub is a step too far. The toilets in the reception block are fine but the village is a distance away from these. Half term was extremely busy and some... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went here for the first time last year, if you "gift aid" your entrance fee you get another year free. We were lost for where to take the kids (aged 10 and 12) one cold and rainy February half term day, and so took advantage of our "free" return tickets and came here again. It did not matter that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

In order to know more about Black Country area, we went to the Black Country museum. It was interesting, meaningful and fun. Lots of thing to see, to touch, to read. I highly recommend Underground mine experience. It was fantastic. We went to visit the mine first to avoid the long queue, then went back to see the rest of... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Hadn't been here for many years, so decided to take a day trip, me and partner went as a couple. What a great day out the place is great, The buildings, the way it's set out the history and what made it for us was the people who work there all so knowledgable, friendly and happy to speak to you... More 

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Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is a must see place when in the West Midlands. It has improved over the years and is safe for families and children. The only down side is the car park fees which was added up recently and as the entrance fees are already quite high we just have stopped taking anybody there. It has become a money maker... More 

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West Midlands, UK
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited the BCLM several times previously and this visit was as good as before. The site is huge and contains many different attractions of varying quality. The chippy is for me the highlight, some of the best fish and chips you can get in the whole of the Midlands. The underground mine experience is of equal quality, and... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my partner visited today and its just how a museum should be we got discounted tickets through living social (dont think you can return for free with these those) from reading the reviews saying entrance is expensive admittedly its not the cheapest but you can revisit as many times as you like in 12 months so if you... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went here on a Saturday and had a great day. There is lots to do and see for all ages. The staff made the experience as they give a living insight to what life was like then. Except when you are here to spend the whole day and to do some walking. You must stop at the fish and chip... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Me and my partner went to the the BCM at the beginning of February. It was a great day out, it was chilly but it is February after all! We got told lots of interesting information as we went into different buildings. We could hear a school lesson going on which sounded like great fun! We didn't do the mines... More 

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