Post-conference tour 3: The Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Living Museum is located near Dudley in the West Midlands. The 26-acre (105,000 sq m) site was opened in 1978 on an abandoned industrial site. The aim was to recreate the period from 1850–1950.
There are more than 50 shops and a great many other historical buildings, houses and workplaces to visit on the vast site. The staff are dressed in period clothes as they demonstrate long-lost skills. There is even a village school where visitors can sit in for lessons. There is also a collection of old motorcycles, cars, vans and buses, a canal complete with narrowboats, and a mine.
It is a full day’s adventure exploring this large site. Fortunately, there is also an authentic fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs to reinvigorate the visitor partway through their visit, but if it has all been exhausting why not catch the tram back to the complex entrance, exit and shop.
Great War Tommies stroll past the Elephant and Castle public house which used to stand within sight of the University of Wolverhampton
The tour group will leave Springfield Campus at 09:00 and aim to return around 17:00.
When: 9 September 2023
Price: £35 per person (first come first serve)
Bookings can be made when registering for the conference.