The Black Country Living Museum is one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the UK. After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, this is twenty six acres worth exploring. Amazing as it may seem, a ‘place’ has been created – a real and lively place, where once there was nothing and nobody.
The village has charismatic residents to chat with, trams to ride, games to play, things being made and stories to hear, it’s time well spent.
If you are old enough, you may just be looking for nostalgia and that is fine. But equally, The museum believes that history shouldn’t be seen as a safe haven in a fast changing and challenging world, but a catalyst for thinking and reflection about our own lives.