Well Masters Visits Black Country Museum

We took a trip up to visit the Black Country Museum. The journey was awful but the Museum was absolutely fantastic.

The Black Country is west of Birmingham, UK. It got its name from the air. There was so many coal mines, furnaces, iron foundries, brass foundries and chimneys that the air and sky was heavily blackened by the smoke and smog from all the industrial workings. The living museum takes you back to a time we were once great (minus the poor working conditions).

We would highly recommend anyone interested in our country’s industrial contribution to the world go and visit the museum. There is plenty to do and see and tons to keep the kiddies entertained. We could have spent 2 days there as we did not have enough time to see everything.

Right next to the Black Country Museum is the Dudley Canal Trust who do a Canal Boat Trip through the mining caves and caverns. We also took the 45 minute trip (they do longer ones) and it was absolutely amazing, We would highly recommend if you have time to take a trip, you will be amazed at how big some of the caverns are and just how many tunnels there is.

We will be going back next year.

Sorry to edit the blog post but I thought it would be a good idea to include some website links for everyone interested in visiting the mentioned above. Please click names to be taken to the website

Black Country Living Museum

Dudley Canal Trust Trips


black country living museum

vacuum chamber

vacuum chamber

mine shaft full of water

underwater floor