All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Museum

Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Rd, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
0121 557 9643
Average time spent - 4 hours
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The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands is a popular family-friendly day out. It is an award-winning open-air living museum. It tells the story of the world’s first industrial area with buildings, vehicles, objects and even costumed characters. At the museum, the past is brought to life.

The museum preserves a section of the Black Country’s industrial landscape with two mine shafts, limekilns, a canal arm and more. The museum has relocated buildings in their canalside village that have been taken from many small towns of the region.

Each house, workshop and shop have been filled with collections from the time. In total there are around 80,000 items on-site. The site is around 26 acres in size. Their historic characters will tell you stories of what it was really like to live and work during this revolutionary period of history. You will see history brought to life with the clang of hammers, the smell of smoke and maybe even taste the best fish and chips in the world. You can hop on a bus or a tram or go underground.

There are also a collection of fairground rides and amusements. They are all authentic examples. There is an additional charge for the rides and tokens can be bought at the fairground.

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FAQ and Further Information Black Country Living Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There are a variety of options around the museum with fish and chips, a cafe an Inn and more. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Living history museum with lots of period houses, workshops and shops, bus and tram rides, fairground rides and more. Plus toilets and a choice of places to purchase food and drinks.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. An adult ticket costs £19.95, children 3-15 £9.95. Under 3s are free. Family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is an on-site parking, charges apply.

When are they open?

The Black Country Living Museum is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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