Visit to the Black Country Living Museum 

There is no History Society meeting in August, but we still have places available for our trip by coach to the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley on Wednesday, 7 August 2024.

This trip is really good value for money at only £35 per person, which includes admission and the cost of the coach and driver’s tip.

No, that is not our coach!

The Black Country Living Museum is a 26 acre open air museum with recreated historical buildings and authentic machinery in a village setting located in Dudley, West Midlands.  As the birth place of the Industrial Revolution it offers visitors a vivid insight of working life in the 1800s.  Their website address is so you can see what is on offer.

Lunches can be bought at the variety of cafes, pubs and shops around the museum, or you can bring your own picnic to have at the designated outdoor areas which have accessible benches available.

Pick-up will be from the St Mary’s Church car park with the coach leaving promptly at 8.30 am – aiming to arrive at the museum by 11.00 am. This will give everyone plenty of time to explore the shops, houses and industrial workshops before departing at 4 pm to arrive back in Weaverham at approximately 6.30 pm.  

Whilst at the Museum you might also be interested in the 45 minute Dudley Underground Experience on the Dudley Canal and caverns.  You have to wear a hard hat and you will enjoy a commentary from the skipper telling you what was mined and how it shaped the industrial revolution. The trip costs £12 pp with boats leaving  every half hour.  If you would like to take this experience, we suggest that that upon arrival at the museum you walk over the bridge to the Canal Boat Trust and book your slot so that you can organise your day.

If you would like to book your place on the trip  contact Robin at You can either pay in advance by bank transfer ( BACS ) or pay on the day.

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