Black Country Living Museum
Enjoy a full day out at this extraordinary open-air museum set in 26 acres of beautiful landscape and get a glimpse of 200 years of history. Discover how the folk of the Black Country created the world’s first industrial landscape and learn how Thomas Newcomen built the first successful steam engine in the world. You will also get the chance to see a full-scale working replica of that 1712 engine, which is very impressive.
Take a trip on a magnificent 19th century tram to a reconstructed Black Country village, full of costumed characters who go about their daily business as they would have done years ago. Walk around the fifty quirky shops, houses and workshops that have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region.
Afterwards, explore the many vintage cars, trams and motorcycles on show or take a journey into the depths of an atmospheric underground mine where you will experience the world of the Black Country coalminer in the 1850s. But ‘Mind yer ed’ as you take in the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.
There is also a Limelight Cinema on site where you can sit down and enjoy the nostalgia of silent movies. This interesting museum offers changing programmes and events from metal working, glass cutting to sweet making, ensuring a memorable day out for the whole of the family.
Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
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For further information please visit: http://www.bclm.com