Outing - Black Country Living Museum 26th June 2024

The day started good with everyone being on time for our coach. Our coach arrived with a very nice young driver and we are on our way, the journey being about 1 ¾ hours.  We alighted the coach and made our way to Reception. Pam went and paid for our entrance and returned with wristbands and maps, and then we were free to explore.  As we left the foyer there was a notice board which gave a good insight to the museum.

As we explored rebuilt, replica or recreated shops, houses and industrial workshops we experienced sights, smells, sights and tastes of the Black Country as they would have been.

As there were so many shops and houses to see most prioritised what they wanted to see most.

Several had been recommended to try the fish and chips which they did and said how much they had enjoyed them.

Other buildings which were very popular:

  • Taking a ride on one of the heritage vehicles
  • Testing our times tables in a 1912 school lesson
  • Heading underground for a glimpse of life as an 1850s miner
  • Having a tour of the Boat Dock
  • Taking a mothercraft class in Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre
  • Indulging our sweet tooth with 1950s inspired confectionary
  • Having a pint of Banks’s or a soft drink in one of the two pubs
  • Seeing live industrial demonstration

All to soon it was time to return to our coach.  We had a very good smooth and non-stop journey home.