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  • Writer's pictureRegenerating Dudley

New high street at Black Country Living Museum

Step into the 1940s, 50s and 60s and experience the hustle and bustle of the new high street.





Meet new historic characters, spot vintage transport, and don’t forget to listen to the Talking Clock or ‘Dial-a-Disc’ in the beautiful 1960s telephone box. With lots of new stories to discover, there’s something for everyone.

  • Listen to 1950s vinyl in our listening booths at Stanton’s Music Shop

  • Remember flavours of the past in Burgin’s Newsagents

  • Try pork baps in our 1950s Marsh & Baxter

  • Look at the styles of the day in Laurie Thomas Hairdressers

  • Find paper passbooks in our West Bromwich Building Society

  • Spot the latest 1950s trends in the window display in E. Minett’s Ladieswear

What’s more, take a look at the weighbridge that has been installed. Did you know that it once weighed Mina the Elephant from Dudley Zoo? It was also the first ever object in the collection!


This new development has been made possible thanks to the museums visitors, donors, Members and Patrons, and supporters including National Lottery Heritage Fund, Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, Department of Culture Media & Sport, Arts Council England, and West Midlands Combined Authority.




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