Pillar box manufactured by Cochrane, Grove & Co. of Dudley. An example of a metal working product manufactured in Dudley, part of the area covered by the Museum. More
The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and multiplicity of the industrial might that was unleashed. It first emerged in the 1830s, creating the first industrial landscape anywhere in the World.
Located in Dudley in the West Midlands it is one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, this is twenty six acres worth exploring. Amazing as it may seem, they have created a ‘place’ – a real and lively place - where once there was nothing and nobody. Now with a village and charismatic residents to chat with, trams to ride and games to play. Things being made. Stories to hear. People - their triumphs to admire and troubles to be thankful that are not ours. Time to be well spent.

There are several cafés at the Museum including a 1930s Fried Fish Shop.

Wolverhampton Corporation trolleybus 433, with a Wolverhampton manufactured Sunbeam W4 chassis. Supplied to the Corporation in 1946. More about their trolley bus collection.
How do I join the visit to the Black Country Living Museum?
Bookings for this event will be made directly with the organiser Steve Newton by email or telephone.
Information on the Black Country Living Museum is available on their website.
The event is open to members of the V8 Register - MG Car Club and their friends with MGV8s or other MGs.

Optional attractions you may wish to join, check availability with Steve Newton:
> Tour of a mine at around 11.30am to noon, 25 people max.
> Visit to a Victorian schoolroom, 60 people max.
> Canal boat trip in a limestone cavern, group of 20 people in the afternoon.

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Visit to the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 9th April 2016 at 9.45am for 10.00am
Steve Newton has arranged a group visit to this interesting museum. The day will start with an introductory talk on the history and content of the museum and then a tour.

Premier Inn in Castlegate near the museum and other local overnight accommodation, details from Steve Newton

See a map of the museum site. Map

See an 11 page leaflet on the museum. More
Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road
West Midlands DY1 4SQ
See BCLM location map

Event Organiser
Steve Newton
07811 474774