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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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10 June 2015

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Award-Winning £62k Restoration Brings Rare Boat Back to Life

10 April 2015

Birchills, an extremely rare Joey, or ‘day boat’, has been repaired and re-docked at BCLM following an appeal which raised £62,000 worth of charitable...

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

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