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.
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.|
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.
are several cafés at the Museum including a 1930s Fried Fish Shop.
Corporation trolleybus 433, with a Wolverhampton manufactured Sunbeam W4 chassis.
Supplied to the Corporation in 1946. More about their trolley bus collection.
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
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
Optional attractions you may wish to join, check availability
with Steve Newton:
> Tour of a mine at around 11.30am to noon, 25
> 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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to the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 9th April 2016 at 9.45am
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
a map of the museum site. Map
an 11 page leaflet on the museum. More
Country Living Museum|
West Midlands DY1 4SQ
BCLM location map