Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

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This really is a great place to take pictures as you come across no end of old machinery, hand painted signs, canal boats and masonry.

The Black country living museum is a large outdoor museum dedicated to the industrial movement and general business in the west midlands, it comprises of many buildings which were once part of the community that have been taken apart and put back together in the grounds of the museum exactly how they would have looked. included in these buildings are the first houses ever to be built out of iron, other buildings include an old school, shops, a tailors and the ship yard.

There are original trams that will take you from one end of the museum right to the other. but i found it better to walk as i came across lots of old bits of broken machinery etc. throughout the town you will come across people dressed in Victorian outfits such as policemen and shopkeepers and kids can even take part in a class at the old school just as it would have been back in those days, you can also go down the coal mine and have your picture taken in Victorian dress although these cost extra on top of the entry fee and in the spring and summer periods they have an old fashioned fairground.

written by dogtanian on 2010-04-03 in #world #locations

6 Comments

  1. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    I love this place. I used to live in the Midlands (before I escaped), and must have visited the Black Country museum over and over again throughout my childhood. And like most children, the things that stick most in my head are the old-fashioned sweet shop and "walking" the canal boat through the tunnel. I assume these are both still there?

    Anyway, thanks for the great gallery! I might have to head back there one of these days.

  2. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    That sure looks like an interesting place.great gallery.

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    I love your shots...beautiful location

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    I love these outdoor museums. You make me waana visit this place. Nice pics, too.

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Every shot is great !!!

  6. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    marvellous shots!

  7. paramir
    paramir ·

    beautiful gallery!!

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