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Visitor Notice

Please note, we are now in our winter opening hours - Wed to Sun 10am-4pm. We are closed on Mon and Tue.

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    Priority Event Booking for Members

    Members will receive priority booking on our special events from Thu 18 Jan and what's more... as a member you'll receive 20% off event tickets*. Tickets will go on sale to general public on Thu 1 Feb.  Get yours today...  Become a Member

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    Donation Drives Development Forward

    Thank you to the Patrick Foundation  for donating five magnificent vintage cars and £500,000 towards our BCLM: Forging Ahead   project.   Help us to complete the funding we need to create our historic 1940s-1960s town, new learning spaces and improved visitor facilities.

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    Discover #MyBlackCountryStory

    Find out how you can get involved 

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    Priority Event Booking for Members

    Become a Member and receive priority booking on our special events from Thu 18 Jan . Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thu 1 Feb.    Become a Member

Coming Soon

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Stroll around our Boat Dock

brass

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

Underground mine

Go underground in the mine

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Join in a Tour of the Workers’ Institute

bakery

See live bakery demonstrations

Cinema

Watch a silent film in our cinema

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Enjoy our Traditional Fairground

pub

Have a traditional ale in the Bottle & Glass Inn

Victorian School Lessons

Have a school lesson

Traditional street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

Tram rides

Have a ride on our historic transport

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10 February
Forge Experience Day

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10 February
Get Closer: Store Tour (Members only) 10am

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10 February
Get Closer: Store Tour (Members only) 11am

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10 February - 11 February
Pancake Day

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17 February - 25 February
Half Term - Beyond the Petticoat

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21 February
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

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17 March
Banks's Brewery Tour (Members only)

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17 March
Forge Experience Day

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24 March - 15 April
Egg-citing Easter Activities

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29 March
Get Closer: Racecourse Colliery Preview (Members only)

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30 March - 02 April
Bringing the Pit to Life

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04 April
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

BCLM: Forging Ahead Planning Application Successfully Submitted

Patrick Foundation £500k donation drives forward BCLM's major development

Our 100 Year Old Tram is Back on Track

Pay for just one visit and we’ll give you a
BCLM UnChained Annual Pass valid for 12 months

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BCLM: Forging Ahead Planning Application Successfully Submitted

The first of the planning applications for our major development project, BCLM: Forging Ahead were submitted to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) on 8 December 2017. The planning applications, which include...

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