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Black Country Living Museum

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You don’t need a time machine to time travel! Visit the 26-acre open-air Black Country Living Museum to 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.

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.

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, join the street games and go for rides on the old-time fairground. Enjoy shopping, see a movie at the 1930s cinema, and taste traditional cheese and onion cobs at the pub. Want to make your little ones really happy? Treat them to a little something at the Victorian sweet shop before you leave!

  • Step back in time at 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

Opening hours

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



Tipton Road,
West Midlands,
DY1 4SQ,

Phone number

0121 557 9643


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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