Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Black Country Museum

A few weeks ago we went on a trip to one of my favourite places in the Midlands, The Black Country Museum. If you love history (or even if you don't, really) it is a great day out. It is a whole town of recreated and relocated buildings where you step back in time and discover how people lived in days gone by. You can go down the mine, visit the Victorian fairground and go to a cinema and enjoy a silent movie. There is an old fashioned pub, sweet shop and chip shop for refreshments, and loads of shops packed to the brim with period details. Not to mention you get to have a nosey around people's houses!

What makes this place extra special is the fact that the people who work there really get into character. In every shop or house you walk into there is the proprietor or resident, who is ready (and very keen) to tell you all about what life was like for them, and they really do stay in character! It's so much fun. 

We took quite a few photos on the day and I couldn't resist playing around with my new photo editor to make them look a bit old! Like we really did step back in time...

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