Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

by Karen Strunks

by Karen Strunks

I’m taking you out of town with today’s photo. Don’t worry, we are not straying far from Birmingham, but we are venturing to the home of this old teddy bear.
I was kinda dragged along to the Black Country Living Museum earlier in the year. I don’t mind a bit of stepping back in time now and again, but it’s not a big passion of mine really. However, I ended up enjoying the day out far more than I expected. 
There is so much to see and do!

Explore the modern exhibition halls

Travel on a tramcar

Experience the underground coalmine

Ride on the fairground swingboats

Take a lesson in the old-fashioned school

Meet the characters in the shops and houses

Visit the horses

Watch the demonstrations of metal-working, sweet-making and glass-cutting

See a silent film in the 1920s Cinema

Enjoy a pint in the Bottle and Glass Inn

Sample the traditional fish and chips from the 1930’s Fried Fish Shop 

It really is a good family day out and worth the short journey from Birmingham to make a visit. You can spend the whole day there exploring and experiencing a era that lived a more simple way of life.

It’s open:

March to October Every Day 10.00am to 5.00pm

November to February Closed Monday and Tuesday, open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Adults: £12.95, Senior Citizens: £10.50, Children: (5 – 18): £6.95, Under 5’s: Free, Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £34.95, (1 Adult 1 Child): £18.00, Student Rate: £6.95 (with NUS card), Parking: £1.00 per car, Guide Book: £3.00