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“Great place to visit”

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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a changeable day weather wise. Although it is a very outdoor attraction there are inside places that you can go to shelter from showers. The buildings are all authentic and most of them have staff in them who are very informative, helpful and pleasant. The chip shop is rather popular so I would advise you go there as soon as it opens to avoid a massive queue and a long wait. My partner went down the mine but I am glad I didn’t as it would not be an activity I would recommend if you don’t like the dark or enclosed spaces. I would recommend taking part in a lesson in the school and on a tour from outside the Workers Institute which take place at 2.45 daily. All in all a good way to spend a few hours.

Thank corrinae2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really lovely day. Make sure you pay a little extra and do the canal trip. If you want to do the mine tour go their early as they dont have large capacity. Enjoyed watching how chains are made. Loved spotting Peaky Blinders film sets. Great day out for all the family.

Thank SC499
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day was great and educational for the children. The fish and chips were gorgous . All the staff are in costume and very friendly. If you want to step back in time then this is a must to see .

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited over 30 years ago and had fond memories of the little streets, sweet shop and canal trip through the tunnels. Lovely to go back with my own children (5 and 8) who loved it - especially the simple things - the vintage bus ride, skipping rope in the street, the horses and the school lesson. Great for them to hear how life could have been for children their age and to see houses without TVs, fridges, bathrooms and all the things we all take for granted.
Staff are really knowledgeable and friendly; car parking and facilities were great and the unchained pass seems like a good deal if we are in the area again.
All in all, would recommend

Thank JoanYK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold and raining, but there was something about the place that just feels right. We both enjoyed our time there.

Thank Ben J
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