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Black Country Living Museum
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Dudley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Fantastic day out! Lots to do! Very friendly always talkative and will help you at all times. Recommend!

Thank TiaaNadine
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

A good day out spoiled by small things ,, It was the first Sunday after New Year's Day . So still school holiday period . A lot of things closed ,foundry, canal trip , quite a few shops ,the trams weren't running , got to the famous fish an chip shop about 1.00 and they told us ,'NO fish. Chips only . We was really looking forward to tasting the famous fish . And finally think the parking should be included in the price of entry , and not as extra.

2  Thank megan384
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We have been here a couple of time before during the day but thought we'd go for the Christmas event for a treat, and took out young daughter with us. We were very disappointed, especially considering the £15 a head it cost..... The venue was so incredibly overcrowded that we were parked in the back of the overflow, and it took 15 minutes just to walk to the entrance! The weather was appalling but no effort was made to to help with this- no cover. It started at 6.30 so naturally we headed for dinner first but the queue was over 50 minutes long just for fish and chips. So we lost an awful amount of time for this. We were too late to see Santa after this. Every activity we tried to do was just waaaay too overcrowded. Good points- we enjoyed the carol singing in the church and the piano in the pub. (When we eventually found space)

3  Thank reebecky
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Have visited this attraction many times in the past so was expecting this event,which was advertised as a family event to be a little special. It was a "LITTLE",a very,very little and we were all very disappointed.The children(4) went to visit "Santa" in his very sparsely appointed shabby and un christmas like room for which they were rewarded with a "lolly pop"(not impressed).
The food outlets were extremely understaffed causing regrettable delays with even greater disappointment at the portion size when compared to the price size (rip off of a captive audience sprang to mind).The Victorian market could have been any old market with just 5 stalls in a yard.
The standard exhibits were all very interesting but not Christmasy and of little or no interest to small children.The footpaths and walkways were poorly lit and in places dangerous especially for the very young and very old.It was,as stated earlier very disappointing for its target audience,children/families.Not good value for money and certainly not as billed so could not recommend this event.The museum is primarily an adult attraction confirmed by the pathetic "Find Santa" event.......Must try harder next time management!!!

3  Thank Dc2910
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Great place to visit. Will return in summer very enjoyable day although certain things were winding down for closure it did not spoil our visit. No trolley buses however a bus and a charabang were good replacements. We enjoyed the replica houses'school streets and shops. My partner loved all the old vehicles.We didn't go down the mine However we went on the canal tour and thorouhly njoyed it there is an extra cost fot the canal trip. Will visit again and if you gift aid your entrance fee you will be given a ticket for free entry throghout the following year.

Thank ida0207
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