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Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

If you've never been to The Black Country Living Museum, stop all you're doing and start planning your trip now. An absolute trove! If you are someone who appreciates history this is the place for you. 

You will be guided onto their carpark by staff. A short wait time to check in and pay and you will be given a ticket that will give you access for the whole year! The Black Country Living Museum Unchained Annual Pass is the cost of just one entrance fee. Exceptional value! You can visit this fabulous place as many times as you like within the year as it won't cost you a penny to get in! 

Toilets are always exceptionally clean - something that does matter. I always want to know that there are good clean facilities. 

Black Country Living Museum

The site has a range of buildings from homes, shops, a church, work stations, a school and pubs. The buildings have been moved from around the local area and rebuilt on site and brought to life with set ups that replicate the era. It really is like taking a step back in time. 

Black Country Living Museum

Staff are incredible too at playing in character. They are exceptionally knowledgeable and really do add to the experience of the day. They pose as shop keepers, tailors, pharmacists, miners, landlords and so much more. 

A horse and cart regularly tours the outdoor space which again really adds to the atmosphere and brings to life the period of time. 

Black Country Living Museum

A highlight to many peoples visit is taking part in a Victorian style class. A member of staff plays the character of a teacher and you are taught a lesson off a blackboard. You experience what school would have looked like during this time period. There are classic toys you can have a go of too during your break time. 

Black Country Living Museum

As you work your way through the site the canals run down the bottom of it. You have the opportunity to take a look at what living and working on the canals would have been like. 

Black Country Living Museum

One side of my family worked on the boats during war times so this was a real eye opener for me. I couldn't believe how small the living space was on there. You can continue through to the Dudley Canal Trust and embark on a journey down the canals and into the tunnels at an extra fee as they operate separately from the museum. 

Black Country Living Museum

There is a superb walk down the mines on a guided tour, an impressive transport section including a view into a garage. There are buses and often bus journeys that take you from one end of the museum to another. 

There is a chip shop (a must have), a sweet shop, a fair featuring an old traditional fairground and plenty of places to grab food and refreshments. 

I honestly couldn't big this place up anymore! They regularly have events on so do check them out as there may be something you fancy. 

To finish your visit you will walk through the gift shop so be sure to take any pocket money as there will be something you and your children will fancy. 

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  1. This is a wonderful article about visiting the Black Country Living Museum. You have shown us what a fun and educational place it is, and how much there is to see and do there. I like how you shared your experience and photos of exploring the different attractions and exhibits.

  2. The museum has been used as a set for many film and television productions, particularly the first season of Rosie & Jim and the BBC dramas WPC 56 and Peaky Blinders. Stan & Ollie, a feature film on the life of Laurel and Hardy, shot some of its scenes on the museum's 1930s Street.
    regards: beyblade x


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