Why go...

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  • Visit this award winning museum from Ling Safari
  • The museum tells the story of the Black Country from the 1830's
  • The first industrial landscape anywhere in the world
  • Learn about the region, it's people, the environment, how they lived and worked.
  • Visit the small industrial village built of reclaimed, moved and renovated shops, buildings, vehicles, roads and bridges
  • Experience how they lived through enactments and demonstrations in period costumes
  • Understand and experience it's distinctive scale, drama and intensity of its industrial might.
  • Get a sense of how people lived through their shops houses, factories and mines, the smoke and glare from blast furnaces and forges
  • Understand Black Country innovation, entrepreneurial and manufacturing supremacy for the making of wrought iron.
  • The Black Country is famous for structural ironwork, chain making, locks and keys, tube manufacture, trap making and many others – which were exported across the globe.
  • Come rain or shine a great full day of fun and learning for all the familly

What's there...

  • Visit the the village shops, houses, school, church, cinema, pub and cafés
  • Find time to:
    • take a ride on a tram
    • go underground in the mine 'into the thick'
    • Watch the traditional skills of metal working such as nail making
    • Try traditional fish & chips 'old style', they reckon they are the best!
    • Find out what Thomas Newcomen did 300 years ago and why it was magnificent and genuinely historic.
    • See bread, sweets, chain, nails and horse brasses being made.
  • Rolfe Street Café - Within the main entrance building, serves sweet and savoury light bites & drinks.
  • Hobbs’ Fish & Chip Shop - We reckon our chips are the best! Our world famous fish & chips cooked in beef dripping are certainly worth the wait. Vegetarian options are available upon request.
  • Bottle & Glass Inn - Pop in for a pint of local ale at our traditional Black Country Inn.
  • Workers’ Institute Café - Located at the heart of the Museum, our indoor café offers a range of hot and cold food & drinks.
  • Hobbs’ Courtyard Café - Our stylish open air café has a light seasonal food, sweet treat & drink selection suitable for all. Waited service.
  • Shop - Choose from a wide range of Museum souvenirs, traditional homeware, local artists' prints and canvases, local history and general interest books, cards and gifts.

Where is it...

  • Black Country Living Museum Trust
    Tipton Road,
    West Midlands,
    DY1 4SQ.
    United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 557 9643
  • Web: http://www.bclm.co.uk

How far is it from Ling Safari?

  • 16 miles by car from Ling Safari to the Black Country Living Museum

How do I get there

Please copy and paste or type our post code into the above box DY121LN to get your route.

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