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Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

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Black Country Living Museum

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Experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Black Country as you explore shops, houses and industrial workshops rebuilt in our canalside village.

From the Industrial Revolution to post-war prosperity, discover the history of a small region that made a big impact on the people, culture and industry of the world as you say “ow am ya” to the people that made this place home, from metalworkers and miners to nurses and schoolteachers – and even a pub landlord or two.

What’s more, when you pay for just one day, we give you a ticket to return as many times as you would like for a whole year with our UnChained Annual Pass – at no extra charge!

  • Meet historical characters bringing Black Country history to life

  • Experience life as an 1850s miner in our underground mine experience

  • Test your times tables in a 1912 school lesson

  • Watch a vintage film in our 1920s cinema

  • Enjoy the tastes of the past in our 1930s fish and chip shop, baker’s shop and traditional sweet shop

  • Play old-fashioned street games

  • Take a ride on one of our heritage vehicles

  • See live industrial demonstrations, including chain and nail making

  • Find out about weird and wonderful treatments in our chemist

  • Quench your thirst in the Bottle & Glass Inn or Elephant & Castle Public House

Renowned for its appearances in major films and TV series, has gained global recognition as a prominent location in the acclaimed drama Peaky Blinders. The 26-acre museum has witnessed some of the show's most intense moments, with the Canal Arm serving as the transformative backdrop for Charlie Strong's Yard, hosting pivotal deals and disputes, including the memorable tea party scene. From clandestine meetings under the Canal Bridge to chilling murder scenes at St James's School, various museum locations have played key roles in the series.

Visitors can step into the shoes of iconic Peaky Blinders characters, immersing themselves in the historical period and unraveling the captivating tales of the show. Don't miss the highly sought-after Peaky Blinders Nights, offering a truly immersive experience into the 1920s underworld. Explore the museum's rich history and relive the drama that unfolded on its grounds.

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      Friday, 10 May 2024 - Sunday, 2 June 2024

      BCL_200324_nrp-53May Half Term - Made in the Black CountryVisit Black Country Living Museum this Half Term (Sat 25 May – Sun 2 June) to celebrate the bostin' things, people and products that came from the Black Country.
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      Saturday, 11 May 2024 - Saturday, 11 May 2024

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      • The Black Country Living Museum

      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
      Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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