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Collections at Black Country Living Museum


Historically, the Black Country played a vital role in the nation’s industrial history. This was the world’s first industrial landscape and one of the most intensely industrialised regions of the UK.

The Museum preserves a section of the Black Country’s industrial landscape, including two mine shafts, limekilns and a canal arm. The Museum has relocated buildings into our canalside village, which have been drawn from across the many small towns of the region.

Each house, shop and workshop has been filled with collections, from sad irons to nails, that would have been seen in situ from the 1800s to 1940s.

In total, there are approximately 80,000 items in the collections for you to discover.

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Black By Day, Red By Night

20 May 2014

What is involved on putting on a Night at the Museum event at BCLM? well first we need a theme...... “The Black Country, black by day and red by night, cannot be...

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Locksmith's House cleaned for monthly opening

28 April 2014

This week, the Collections Team have been busy over at our sister Museum in Willenhall, the Locksmith’s House , giving it a good spring clean, so that it will be ready in...

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Black Country Living Museum Trust. Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.

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