One of the finest and largest open-air museums in the UK. Twenty six acres worth exploring, with a village and charismatic residents to chat with. Trams to ride, games to play, things being made and stories to hear. Exhibits include canal boats and boatyard. Coal fired bakery, chain making shop, 19th century housing and chapel, a 3ft 6in. gauge electric tramway. Full size working replica of the 1712 Newcomen engine (operated occasionally), colliery steam winding engine and underground mining experience.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Tipton Road Dudley West Midlands DY1 4SQ
Wed-Sun 23 Jan-Mar, Daily 16-24 Feb 1000-1600. Apr-3 Nov closes 1700. Wed-Sun 6 Nov-22 Dec, 23-24 Dec closes 1600.
By Bus: frequent
By Rail: Tipton / 1 mile
From the Steam Heritage Shop
The work of a Master Thatcher who uses traditional methods to harvest the straw.
A celebration of great moments from the best-loved steeplejack of all time. This exclusive collection features 3-hours of the best of Fred brought to screen…
- A Day Out With The Big Guns
- Restoring the Steam Tug ‘Noordzee’
- The Brooklands’ Great War 100
- Celebrating A Steam Life
- A Magnificent Survivor – Gladstone Pottery Museum
- Manx Electric Railway 125 (Part 1)
- Restoring the Spinners Engine
Barry J Finch is a well known photographer of road and agricultural steam engines and first published ‘Ploughing Engines at Work’ in 1962 as a small…