Black Country Living Museum Dudley
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Citizenship | English | Geography | History | Leisure and Tourism | Science | Educational Tours | Adventure Playgrounds | Boat Trips | Caves & Caverns | Historic Buildings | Historical Heritage | Museums | Outdoor Education | Themed Attraction
What we offer on a school trip
The Black Country Living Museum offers immersive learning experiences within a living open-air industrial landscape. The Museum tells the story of the life-styles, cultures, traditions and industry of the people living in the Black Country from 1712-1950.
As well as exploring the social history of the area, it highlights the entrepreneurial and manufacturing skills and the innovation of the inhabitants and the impact they were to have on modern industry. It is the story of things being made as well as lives being led, and so offers learning opportunities for a broad range of curriculum subjects, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art and design and citizenship as well as history.
The Museum is one of the largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. It recreates the world's first industrial landscape, within a 26 acre site. Our nationally recognized collections include period houses and shops interpreted by costumed demonstrators; working examples of key industries, demonstrating chainmaking, nail making and brass founding; and a significant transport collection comprising trolley buses, motorcars, pre-1939 vintage motorcycles and 16 canal boats all of local manufacture.
The Museum also owns a separate site - the Locksmith's House Museum in Willenhall - which encompasses a Victorian House and workshop.