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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.

The Collections Team goes green

09 April 2014

It has been very busy the last few weeks for the Collections Team. The Curator of Domestic Life has been doing research for the upcoming opening of a green grocer’s shop at...

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dornier conservation

Staff flying high after a visit to the RAF Museum, Cosford

05 February 2014

Recently staff from the Museum visited the RAF Museum , Cosford as part of a cultural exchange away day. Whilst there, staff were taken on a guided tour of the RAF Museum...

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

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