The Black Country Living Museum, less than 15 minutes away, will be very familiar to fans of BBC gangster drama Peaky Blinders and the Steve Coogan film Stan & Ollie. Its gritty authenticity makes it a firm favourite for film and TV crews and tourists alike.
Other historical sites include Dudley Zoo and Castle and the Stourbridge Glass Quarter – and if you’re a fan of the great outdoors you’ll be spoiled for choice with the beautiful Himley Park, the Client Hills and Kinver Edge all within easy reach. Not forgetting the Black Country canal network which gives the Waterfront its name and provides a stunning ‘green corridor’ through the urban landscape. Great for walking and cycling!
Let us entertain you
There’s a ten-screen cinema and several places to eat within walking distance at Merry Hill, just over the canal from the Waterfront, along with a further multiplex cinema and ten-pin bowling at Castlegate, Dudley. The Light House in Wolverhampton is the Black Country’s only independent cinema and hosts arts events, too.
You’re spoiled for choice with many brilliant music venues close by, including the brand-new Red by Night just over the canal from Resonance on the Waterfront, a 300-capacity venue committed to promoting local talent and popular acts. The Robin Hood 2 in Bilston, along with Claptrap The Venue and Katie Fitzgerald’s in Stourbridge all have great reputations and are a must for up-and-coming local performers.
Within easy reach are Arena Birmingham, the Resorts World Arena at the National Exhibition Centre, The Birmingham O2 Academy and O2 Institute and an abundance of other venues hosting big-name touring bands and acts.
If you’re looking to burn calories without burning a hole in your wallet, there are several gyms within five minutes’ walk of the campus offering discounted rates to Resonance students.
For more information about local facilities and attractions, visit the Discover Dudley website.