Museum Clinches Top Award

Dudley’s Black Country Museum has been awarded ‘Best Museum Visit’ in the School Travel Awards.

Each year, the museum welcomes around 60,000 students of all levels and abilities.

Students are invited to use the 26 acre open-air museum to develop their historical enquiry skills by investigating the ‘real lives, real stories’ of people who lived and worked in the region between the 1850s and1940s.

Pupils can also explore the impact of industry as well as social, cultural and technological changes during the 19th and early 20th centuries, take part in a 1912 classroom experience, tour the underground mine and get involved in some hands-on workshops. Mel Weatherly, head of learning at the museum, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won the award for Best Museum Visit and thank everyone who voted for us. This award is a well-deserved testament to all the hard work our wonderful team has put into bringing Black Country history to life.

"I hope we will continue to provide school groups with meaningful, high quality and fun learning outside the classroom for years to come.”


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