Penfold Pillar BoxMetal Working Industry
Trolley BusTransport - 1940's
Charcoal IronDomestic & Cultural Life - 1900's
Judgeware CatalogueDomestic & Cultural Life - 1900's
N. Hingley & Sons WorksBlack Country Landscape
Household Enamel ItemsDomestic & Cultural Life - 1900's
Cast Iron HousesHistoric Buildings - 1920's
Boat BCN 14693Transport - 1890's
Palethorpes' Sausage BoxOther Industries
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.
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...
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...