1. West Midlands
  2. West Midlands
  3. Dudley

Attraction Information

You don’t need a time machine to time travel! In Dudley Town, you'll find the incredible Black Country Living Museum. A 26-acre open-air museum - but between you & me, it's a time machine too... Discover a corner of the world frozen in time and see what life was like 300 years ago. Transport to the Black Country during the boom of the industrial revolution and get to know the fascinating stories of the people who live there. At the Black Country Living Museum, you won't be short of things to do!
Newcomen Steam Engine House 
There’s plenty to see and experience too! Young engineers-to-be will be left in awe, as you step inside Newcomen Steam Engine House - a working replica of the world’s first steam engine. Then, walk into the shoes of a 19th-century coal miner, as you go on foot into an underground drift mine. Back above ground? Hop on a bus, or a tram and wander around the museum’s Canalside Village. The award-winning Black Country Living Museum buildings & exhibits have also been featured in the BBC hit series Peaky Blinders!
Historic Buildings & Experiences 
There’s no better way for kids to learn about history than to experience it! Let your curious youngsters take part in an Edwardian school lesson at the school house, where they can learn about historic characters. Or maybe practise their times tables... They can also join the old-fashioned street games and enjoy rides on the old-time 1930s fairground.

Another charming feature of this famous Dudley West Midlands attraction is its 40 reconstructed buildings and authentic shops and sorts of stories about them! Enjoy a trip to the tailors, talk to costumed characters and see a movie at the vintage cinema. What about taking an hour-long trip down the iconic passageways on the Black Country on the Canal Boat Ride? Meet at the boat dock and have an enjoyable experience on a boat trip.

Check out the Victorian Village School where you'll meet the village teacher - be warned they're pretty strict... Walk along the Victorian village streets, and visit the 18th-century fish chip shop, a cake shop and Emile Doo's chemist shop. There are various other victorian public buildings that hold an interesting history.

There's plenty to get stuck into at this industrial heritage site! Making it a fab family day out, whether it's during the school summer holidays or an educational trip! 
Food & Drink
Want to make your little ones really happy? Treat them to a little something at the Victorian sweet shop before you leave! Or check out the fish and chip shop for traditional fish and chips. Will you have a pickled onion on top? If any of the above doesn't tickle your fancy you are more than welcome to bring a picnic too! Taste traditional cheese and onion cobs at The Bottle & Glass Inn. Here they serve Black Country Real Ale too!
  • Step back in time to the 26-acre open-air living museum
  • Meet the villagers & immerse into the life of old
  • Keep an eye out for family-friendly seasonal events
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Opening Times

26th February - 25th March 2018
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

26th March - 4th November 2018
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

5th November - 24th December 2018
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

27th December - 6th January 2019
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: £17.95
Kids (3-16): £8.95
Concessions: £14.95
Under 2's: Free
Family from £38.30

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Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Park
All Day: £3.50

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Contact Details

Tipton Road
West Midlands

Tel: 0121 557 9643

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