Black Country Living Museum

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The Black Country Living Museum is located in Dudley in the West Midlands in England. The museum occupies a 26 acre (105,000 m²) urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle in the centre of the Black Country conurbation of two million people. It was first opened in 1976 and since then more and more exhibits have been added to it.

Electric trams and trolleybuses transport visitors from the entrance in a recreated factory to the village area with thirty buildings situated by the canal basin. Coal mine displays include underground workings, colliery surface buildings and a replica of the 1712 Newcomen steam engine. In all, forty-two separate displays have either been re-erected or built to old plans to create a living open air museum.

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