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Gas SHowroom 2

Historic Gas Showroom’s move to Museum begins

24 October 2017

We're about to start work on the take down of West Bromwich’s historic Gas Showroom! Key elements of this building will be moved here to the Museum where it will be recreated as part of our £21.7m major development project to depict Black Country life in the 1940s-60s. Today (Tuesday 24 October),...

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BCLM 2018 Calendar Winners Announced

24 October 2017

2018 is a very special year for us here at Black Country Living Museum; it marks 40 years since we opened our doors to you, our visitors. We’ve had a great 40 years welcoming you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives. To celebrate, we asked visitors to send...

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A Free Evening of Light and Sound

23 October 2017

See the Museum as you've never seen it before as we open our doors for free on Sat 18 Nov, 6pm-10pm. New media and light and sound Artist Andy Mckeown, of production company Wild Strawberry Interactive Multimedia Ltd, will be showcasing the wonder and horror of the Black Country through a range of exciting...

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Curator's Blog – How Kitchen Scraps and Pigs Helped Win the War

21 September 2017

The Collections Team this month have been busy preparing for the Museum’s ‘Dig for Victory’ weekend (Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2017). The event will draw visitors into experiencing the harvest season in Britain during World War Two as we transform home-grown fruit and...

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Black Country Living Museum 40th Anniversary Calendar Competition

18 August 2017

2018 is a very special year for us here at Black Country Living Museum; it marks 40 years since we opened our doors to you, our visitors. We’ve had a great 40 years welcoming you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives. To celebrate, we want to create a 2018...

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The Museum's oldest document

Curator's Blog - Just How Old is the Museum's Oldest Document?

14 August 2017

1670 to be exact .  It forms part of the archive collection of Archibald Kenrick & Sons which can now be accessed on-line.  Although written before the company was established, it is included in the collection because it is a good indicator of what was on the land before the Kenrick factory was built....

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fish and chip fridays

Win fish and chips every Friday!

28 July 2017

Every Friday during our Let’s Get Sporty activities (22 July – 3 Sep), we’ll be choosing a selection of summer photos taken at BCLM that visitors have shared with us on our social media channels (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) to be the winners of our Fish & Chip Friday competition. ...

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Just some of the photos from the Easter project.

Curators Blog: We Get By With A Little Help From Our Volunteers

21 July 2017

When you visit the Museum do you ever wonder what is beneath your feet? Under the Rolfe Street Baths are the museums object stores where we keep a research collection of important things related to Black Country History. But with tens of thousands of objects, we often need some help to look after them all. ...

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BCLM hits the Big Screens

20 July 2017

Look out for BCLM when you head to the cinema this week  - Filmed here on our very own streets, The Black Prince film is released in cinemas worldwide tomorrow. Filmed widely across the UK and India, the film carefully captures the tragic, yet fascinating true story and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh,...

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sketch of new visitor welcome building

BCLM: Forging Ahead – Visitor Welcome Architects announced

04 July 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Buckinghamshire-based Napier Clarke Architects to design our brand new Visitor Centre.  The Visitor Centre is the central aspect of the new Visitor Welcome that we will create as part of our major development project BCLM: Forging Ahead. It allows us to turn...

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