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“Still enjoy after many visits”

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to the Black Country Museum on a wonderful hot summers day, we have visited previously in different climates, but it still retains its fascination for us. The Mine has been extended to include the shaft workings outside and a ‘new’ cottage which houses the weighing machines and clocking in facilities, outside we met up with Carol the ‘Bonkng Wench’ a ‘lady’ who works filling and sorting the coal brought up from the
Mine worked for 6 days a week for 5 shillings. The mine man Jamie gave us a wonderful insite of life in the mine no one volunteered to go into that life compared with today.
We spent all day learning and in our case as we are 75’s + reliving our childhood with All the butchers, bakers , clothes, haberdashery, sweets shops and visiting the cottages, we even,managed a trip ‘legging’ the barge through the Dudley Canal.
We must of course mention the Chainmakers and Forges and Canals where the ‘Peaky Blinders ‘ were filmed.
It s a brilliant full day out for people and families of ALL ages,fantastic value for money. You must visit...

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting with our kids (22+ in age) we had a super day.
You don’t need to be a Yam Yam to enjoy the BCLM or understand the guides. Lots to see and at your own pace. There is nothing I could faulty with it.

Thank Constructionman53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting day here with friends and because we had gift-aided we were able to go back again the next week to see all the things we had missed the first time. It was great to see people in costume going about their everyday lives and talking to them about what it used to be like. The trip on the underground canal was very good, with our guide, Simon, who was very knowledgeable and amusing.

Thank paulateers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went the weekend of the transport event, which was very interesting, then we walked around the rest of the BCLM. It's more compact than Beamish, which was good for my poor old arthritic knee, but interesting and the staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable/ informative.

Only minus points - Not enough staff on duty in the gift shop and the parking system (park up, then get a token from the gift shop at the end before leaving - see previous point about not enough staff on duty in the gift shop).

Thank CarannSheffield
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do here the way the"actors"bring the past to life is great.
They talk to the young children and make it simple to understand what is around them (our grandson is 4) and he enjoyed it.
If you come here you must try the chips and a drink in the old pub but you must go to the school and take part in the classroom lesson it's fun but a little frightening on how it was maybe this is where schools today have got it wrong and the do gooders have made the world we live in. (Just my thoughts).
Only downside to be honest was £3.50 to park your car (Come on management really) and the funfair a little expensive.
Otherwise great day out, try it.

Thank 1962panda
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