Today we're near Birmingham at the Black Country Living Museum. The children got to experience life in a coal mining village at the time of the industrial revolution and beyond. We went down a coal mine to see how the coal was mined by hand and we took a canal boat into the tunnels that lead to the underground quarries. We learnt how coal was formed and saw some of the many fossils to be found in the area.
We saw many old vehicles and took a ride on the trolley bus.
There were many wonderfully rusted objects including 2 cottages constructed entirely from cast Iron - no bricks.