Black Country Living Museum

On Monday 6th of July and Tuesday 7th July Year 7 Students stepped off their coaches and into the time warp that is the Black Country Living Museum. Our students were immersed into 19th century life and quickly learned about a range of housing people would have experienced, from hovels to terraces. They explored the diverse working environments of Coal mines, Smithys, Grocers and more. Much fun was had on the Victorian Fair ground and many students sampled the traditionally cooked Fish and Chips and range of traditional sweets available on the Victorian High Street. A visit to the past wouldn’t be complete without a walk around the tow paths, taking in the long lost sights of steam powered barges, trams and trains and the unmistakable scent of coal powered transport. “The past is a foreign land they do things differently there” L.P. Hartley. 1953.


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