Black Country Living Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Black Country Living Museum

4 star Rating 4 / 5 2 reviews

Dudley, West Midlands, England

  • Black Country Living Museum
  • Black Country Living Museum
  • Black Country Living Museum

Attraction Information

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  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ, England


Click here to visit Black Country Living Museum's website
0121 557 9643

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


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

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

The Museum is an open air living Museum and has recreated the conditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, using original buildings from across the Black Country.

Access is available to the majority of buildings although, as they are authentic historic exhibits, many require the use of temporary, portable ramps. A map of the Museum is available at reception which will help you to navigate the site or you can download the Access Map before your visit.

Parking facilities

Car Park
All Day: £3.50



4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by aburggraaf . 31.03.17

Went with my whole family to the Black Country Living Museum. It was great! Loved the sweets! The river boats were very interesting. The actors really brought the place to life. I wish I got the chance to try the famous Fish & Chips but the line was too long. The fairground was closed for maintenance. We all especially enjoyed going down in the mines!! So cool!! I love it!! If you have small children that cannot hold still or be quiet do not take them down to the mines because it echos and disturbs the tour. Overall, we all enjoyed our day there.

Lots to see and do

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 25.03.17

Fascinating trip back in time. The staff/actors really make the day by bringing everything to life. The tour of the mine tunnels was brilliant. Only reason why I didn't rate Black Country Museum 5 stars was the lack of food outlets. Queues for fish and chips were enormous.