The Black Country is a large industrial area to the north-west of Birmingham and this museum is a reminder of how things used to be here 100 years ago. It comprises many historic buildings, taken down from elsewhere and re-erected to make an authentic town of a century ago. Highlights include an old-fashioned funfair, a narrowboat ride and a trip down a coal mine, light is deliberately kept to the levels that would have been experienced by the miners. All children and adults can take a lesson in an 1840s school and tour round a Victorian sweetshop, chemist's, nail-making shop and stables, among many other exhibits.
The jewelry industry developed in the city from the mid-19th Century. At its peak in the early part of the 20th Century, it employed nearly 20,000 workers. Today, the Jewellery Quarter is a bustling area that produces over a third of the UK's jewelry, and you can find tons of bargains in its many small shops. It's also home to the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and some good restaurants.
This square has transformed over the past decade from a grassy slope where office workers would picnic on a summer's afternoon to a pedestrian-friendly European plaza accessible all year. Birmingham's Town Hall and Council House are located on the square, but graded steps replace the slope and there's now a large fountain containing a sculpture known fondly by locals as the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Stone lamps and statues of sphinxes adorn the grounds, as does a statue of Queen Victoria. Victoria Square has now become a popular meeting point and a relaxing place for people to watch.
Established in 2001, the Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum) is located with the Millennium point complex. A hands-on museum is an exciting place for children and adults alike. Within the fours storied building, each floor symbolizes a theme. There are scientific demonstrations, future exhibitions that talk about technology and inventions including the study of robotics, that are path-breaking and thus have drawn large crowds. With over 200 scientific displays, the museum draws curious science addicts from all over. A visit to this museum calls for a fun and educational outing.
The National Sea Life Centre is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. One of the most thrilling things about this aquarium is its 360-degree transparent tunnel, which lets you stand in the middle of the ocean while sharks and other aquatic lives swim around you. There are 55 displays in total, including the "Kingdom of the Seahorse" and "Claws," featuring the giant Japanese spider crab. among other fearsome crustaceans.
Established in 1990, this premier attraction is steeped in Cadbury's legendary goodwill and time-honored offerings over the years, opening up an array of chocolate-themed possibilities that appeal to children and adults alike. One of Birmingham's most frequented attractions, Cadbury World encourages visitors to embark upon a journey of decadent discoveries, right from learning about the roots of the company's history, to its international adulation over the years. Fourteen zones stipple this labyrinthine chocolate-filled world, each zone offering a glimpse into the remarkable Cadbury universe. The Cadbury experience is brought to life through a medley of displays, exhibits, tours, engaging multimedia presentations and more. One of its most highly-rated attractions is the '4D Chocolate Adventure', a vivid rollercoaster ride that hurtles one through a world of chocolate.
Located in the lush area of Brewood, Oakley House Country Club is the ideal place to house your private parties or bigger occasions like weddings and anniversaries. Business meetings and conferences too can be organized here. Friendly coordinators and staff welcome you at the door and will gladly help you to either structure your event or recommend amazing dishes off the menu. Oakley's serves up tasty delicacies and interesting drinks. Regular events like comedy nights do take place. Call up for further inquires.
An expansive lush green community park is an asset in Stourbridge with approximately 1million visitors every year. Located half a mile away from the Stourbridge town centre, the park has an array of activities throughout the year. There is a war memorial, health pool, a bandstand, a large play area, activity center and a café in the tea gardens where you can indulge in fitness activities, group events and wildlife activities. Overall, it is a great spot for picnics and family outings where you can relax and take pleasure of the beauty around and also enjoy the park activities.
Unwind from a hectic day with a refreshing drink at ScaryCanary. The ambiance is laid-back where one can engage in a casual conversation with the locals. The energy of this place never goes down with the regular live music gigs by upcoming and popular artists, movie screenings, quiz nights, open-mic sessions and art exhibitions. The venue can also be hired for private events.
Visit the Falcon Center in West Hagley, Stourbridge featuring a great selection of birds from all over the world. The tours offer bird handling and flying experiences for the visitors; it means you can participate in handling different species of birds and seeing them taking a flight. Hawks, eagles, vultures, owls are few birds of prey in the center. It is an entertaining attraction for family visits, school picnics, corporate trips and private events where you can keep the birds on an informative display or entertain guests by seeing them fly.
Offering a range of family shows and plays, Hall Green Little Theater is made up of what is actually a fairly large theater, studio and bar and was established in 1950. If you want to get involved in acting, backstage activities or join the youth theater, then you can become a member for a little amount. Seat prices are usually under a fiver. Any support will be greatly appreciated and new members are warmly welcomed.