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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.

New stuff.
Harvest Festival

Harvest in the Home

25 September 2014

BCLM Collections Team have been busy researching different subjects and creating activities over the last few weeks to inform and entertain visitors at our Harvest in the Home...

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WW1 story

World War One research

04 August 2014

For the next four years, Black Country Living Museum will be commemorating the centenary of WW1 with a host of activities, research and collections. This has meant a year long...

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

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