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The Black Country Living Museum

Bringing 300 years of Black Country history to life.


Recommended by our readers, researched by us.


 This suggestion comes from our member, Sara B:

“There is plenty for the petrolheads in this diverse museum. Spread over 26 acres, historic buses and trams ferry visitors around the site. There are over forty (a new “60’s” area due soon) reconstructed houses and shops several with an automotive theme. Close to the entrance is the bus garage and vehicle sheds. In the latter are examples of locally produced cars and motorbikes with a heavy emphasis on Sunbeam. Opposite the tram depot is the Conway Garage. Here is a display of ephemera of the 1922 Sunbeam Land Speed Record attempt as well as more locally produced cars. Along the 1930’s road is Hartill’s Motorcycles Shop with a selection of motorbikes available second hand at the time, Canal boats are on show as well and over the canal bridge trips can be made along the re-opened canal tunnel complex.

There is a very large flat car park, several eateries and plenty of places to picnic. If you are a member of the BMCT entry is free but you will still have to pay for the car park.”

Thanks Sara!

Additional Details

  • Gated car park
  • Smooth, Level, No speedbumps, Tarmac, Marked spaces