Hannah Drake

Black Country Living Museum

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It's been over a month since we went to the Black Country Living Museum, but I still wanted to post about it because I really love some of the photos I captured that day and we had a great time!

The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum outside of Birmingham in Dudley, made up of rebuilt and relocated historic buildings. Guests can go back in time to 1850-1950 as they tour the museum ad visit different aspects of life back then, including mines, shops, homes, a school, a fair, and more! We purchased a ticket for £17.95 that gives us access to the museum for a full year, so we'll definitely be back. If only for the fish and chips!

For the record, the Black Country is made up of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton and was one of the most industrial areas of Britain, coal mines, coking, iron foundries, glass factories, brickworks and steel mills producing a high level of air pollution, hence the name. I've been told that the Black Country accent is quite hard to understand, but I don't think I've actually heard it in person. 

Also, the show Peaky Blinders has filmed a number of scenes inside the museum as it takes place in 1920's Birmingham. They have a map of more than a dozen filming locations you can visit around the museum. I've never seen the show, but I've only heard good things so I'm thinking I need to binge it before we go back! (I've also heard it's easier to watch with subtitles, thanks to that Brummie accent.)