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Our top ten reasons to visit

With such a lot to experience, it's difficult to pick our top 10, but here goes:


/media/visiting/library/chracters.jpgThe Costumed Characters.

Meet our costumed characters and they’ll explain what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes.  


/media/visiting/library/house.jpgOur Shops & Houses.

Explore original period shops and houses of one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK 



Live Demonstrations.

See sparks fly as our chain maker forges a link, witness the glow of our forges, smell the steam of   our engines and hear the banging of hot metal. 


Underground mine

Our Underground Mine.

Descend on foot ‘into the thick’ of our underground drift mine and face the harsh reality of a coal miner’s life in the mid 19th century.



School TeacherSt. James's School.

Test your times tables in a 1912 school lesson. 


/media/visiting/library/fairground.jpgThe Fairground.

Have a ride on the fun fair, test your skill on the 'hook a duck' and hit the right spot with a throw on the coconut shy.   


/media/visiting/library/chips1.jpgWe reckon our fish & chips are simply the best!

Try our famous traditionally 1930s cooked fish and chips.


/media/visiting/library/bus1.jpgOur Transport Collection.

Take a ride on one of our heritage vehicles and find out about the importance of the Black Country in their manufacture. 



Our Animals.

Meet Snowdrop & Bluebell our pigs, Danny & Charlie our horses and our Sussex Buff Hens.


/media/visiting/library/pub1.jpgOur Pub.

Quench your thirst in the Bottle & Glass Inn where a warm welcome awaits in the traditional spit & sawdust pub.

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Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Adults £18.45

Young Person £9.45

Under 3's  Free 

Families (1+3) £39.80

Families (2+3) £55.45

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/media/additional/library/leafletcover-custom.jpgIncluding 2019 events programme


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