Dudley Things to Do
The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum that covers 26 acres of former industrial land and consists of mainly rebuilt historic buildings that re-create part of the world’s first industrial landscape. The museum occupies former industrial land partly reclaimed from a former railway goods yard, disused lime kilns and former coal pits....more
Dudley Museum and Art Gallery is well worth a look if you visit this hitsorical.The Museum is housed in a victorian building which was originally itself an Art school.It possesses an interesting collection of 19th and 20th century oil paintings,drawings and watercolours,as well as modern prints and pictures of local topograpical interest.Thr museum...more
The museum can be found in Tipton Road in nearby Dudley and is easily found by bus from Birmingham centre and is named after this area to the west of the city that was blessed (some would say cursed) with an abundance of coal mines and created much employment in the early 1900s till the 70s. This coal mine and village is a total re-creation and...more
This large zoo also includes a medieval castle, complete with ruins. It was considered cutting edge when it was constructed in 1937, and it has stayed up with the times, adding audiovisual presentations and displays of animals on the verge of extinction. From rare crocodiles to the endangered ibis, from foxes and badgers to woodpeckers, this zoo...more
Well worth the entry ticket, you can easily spend at least 5 hours here. 26 acres of re-built houses/ shops/ factories etc. There's a chip shop, a cinema, a coal-mine, canal-boats, chainmakers, transport museum, a school, a chapel, a fairground and a pub. You can also go on a narrowboat into the limestone caverns under Dudley castle.Look at my...more
At the Black C ountry Museum take a ride on the canal boat which takes you through the tunnels built in the 18C to transport the limestone from the Earl of Dudley`s minesBetween each tunnel is a green glade with dappled sunlight (on a good day) through the treesThe tunnels are very dark and a little scary, be warned if you have small children with...more
Go to the Black Country living museum, there you will find an entire village from years ago complete with coal mine, trolley busses, canal boats and industry.There are lots of picnic sites, a fish and chip bar, tea rooms and a pub with great beer.there is a turn of the century fairground for children.we went with friends and found enough there to...more
This is a medium sized urban zoo in the grounds of Dudley Castle in the centre of the town.26.3.03 Plans have been announced to spend £100m on upgrading and enlarging the zoo displaying the history of the castle and the nearby Wrens Nest Geological Area. They have specialized in breeding the rare Asiatic Lions and Snow Leopards. The very large...more
The aim of this museum is to portray the history and culture of the Black Country towns. The museum is spread over 26 acres, and many of the buildings are staffed with people in appropriate costume. I can't do better than quote from the web site as to the range of activities. Travel on a tramcar; Experience the underground coalmine; Ride on the...more
Dudley Road, Kingswinford, Dudley, DY6 8WT, United Kingdom
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Swindon Road, Kingswinford,, Dudley, DY6 9XA, United Kingdom
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The Waterfront, Level Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1UR, United Kingdom
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Bostin fittle is Black Country - speak for good food, so this place is well named
The large menu offers food for all tastes and the portions are more than generous.
Its a family pub so if you have children its ideal, especially as there is a childrens play centre attached
Favorite Dish: Mussels in white wine and cream is very good
also the Sizzling chicken..... and it really does sizzle
the roast dinners are served on a plate so large that it looks like a tray
I love factory shops, well I love a bargain.....
This shop has amazing bargains on end of ranges and factory seconds.
Royal Briarly chrystal is world famous and supplied to the Queen by royal appointment, and if its good enough for HM it`ll do for me
The designs are stunning, and this is a great place to stock up on presents
What to buy: the end of ranges are terriffic value, I bought wine glasses, hand engraved with frogs and dragonflies, full price £40 EACH, reduced to £12 each, and they are gorgeous
What to pay: you can buy glasses from a few pounds, colored glass vases of unique design were £32
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