The Black Country Museum brings together a collection of buildings from across the Black Country and re-creates what life would have been like in the Victorian Era. The area was rich in Limestone and coal which attracted industry to the area. Enhanced by a canal system the produce of the Midlands could be trasported far and wide.
Working life could be hard as demonstrated by the re-created mine that you can visit or the canal dock area. Adjacent and accessible from the museum is the Dudley Canal Trust that, for an additional fee, can take you into the caverns underground where they extracted Limestone. Back alongside the docks are some of the lime kilns that processed the Lime before shipping.
Back in the village there are a number of shops and houses which depict the style of the Victorian era, you can buy bread and cakes, fish and chips made in the traditional style or wander into the local pub for a drink. If you are not old enough to buy a drink than how about sitting down for a school lesson Vitorian Style.
More recent exhibits include a bus and Trolley Bus service around the site and a number of automobiles from various periods the majority linked to the Black Country area.
Please note this is a group outing with seats available at the rear of the coach. Bookings will open for these seats will start at the end of June
Price includes Coach Travel and entrance to the Museum.
Senior Citizens (65 and over) £22.75
Children (between 3 years and 18 years) £16.75
Depart from Kings Norton Railway Station 10:00, Bournville Green (Linden Road, corner of Woodbrooke Road) 10:05, Selly Oak Bristol Road (corner of Langleys Road) 10:30, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane opposite Sainsbury's) 10:35. Harborne (Lordswood Road (near Fitness Centre) 10:45
Please note ther is no City Centre pick up point for this trip
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contacr form and we will get back to you.
"It's incredible how things were so different just over 100 years ago. Enjoyed the motor exhibits at the Black Country Museum and the buildings some of which I recollect from living in the area most of my life"
BH - Black Country Museum - 5th March 2018