Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

Leave the 21st century behind for the day and experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Black Country as you explore rebuilt, replica or recreated shops, houses and industrial workshops.

Date/Time: Monday, 9th September 2024 at 11:30 - 17:00

Location: Black Country Living Museum, Discovery Way, Dudley, DY1 4AL

Price: £21 per person (Under 65)
£20 per person (65 and over)

Event Organiser: David Sparrow. 62 Eton Avenue, Barnet EN4 8TY

The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley, West Midlands, England. It is located in the centre of the Black Country, 10 miles west of Birmingham. It is a wonderful place to explore, set in 26 acres, mobility friendly and with lots to see and do, including:

  • Test your times tables in a 1912 school lesson
  • Head underground for a glimpse of life as an 1850s miner
  • Watch a vintage film in the 1920s cinema
  • Tour the Boat Dock
  • Take a mothercraft class in Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre
  • Talk to costumed characters who bring history to life
  • Listen to 1950s vinyl in the record shop
  • Enjoy traditional 1930s-recipe chips
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with 1950s-inspired confectionery
  • Have a pint of Banks’s or a soft drink in one of the two pubs
  • Play old-fashioned street games
  • See live industrial demonstrations

For further details of what you will see visit the museum’s website.

Event Details

Meet at 11:30 for a self-guided group visit starting at 12:00. You will need several hours to explore and enjoy the facility. Closing time is 17:00.

There is a café and lovely shop at the Visitor Entrance and there are places to stop, eat and drink at as you explore the museum.

There is also an opportunity to take a trip on a canal boat, run by the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, into the tunnels and mines (not included in your entry price).

There is ample car parking with a charge of £3.50.

Note: To make this visit viable we need a minimum of 15 people to book.

Make it a Two Day Break

Why not stay over for our visit to the Morgan Experience on the following day, and/or explore other attractions in the vicinity, such as Cadbury World or Dudley Zoo and Castle?

Hotels close to the Black Country Living Museum include:

The Copthorne (2.3 miles)
Holiday Inn Express (2.8 miles)
Ramada (3 miles)
Travel Lodge (adjacent to the Museum)
Premier Inn (0.5 miles)
Village Inn (0.5 miles) but minimum stay is two nights

Hotels close to the Morgan Experience Centre include:

The Abbey (1.3 miles)
Premier Inn Malvern (0.43 miles)
Mount Pleasant hotel (1.3 miles)
Railway Inn (2.5 miles)

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Please enter the number of people in your group who are under 65 in answer to this question. Your confirmation email will show the price based on attendees being over 65, but you will need to pay an extra £1 per person for those under 65.

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