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Photo of Chimney pot

The Bottle & Glass Inn Chimney returns home to BCLM!

31 August 2015

Last month, our curators received a call about a chimney pot said to belong to our Bottle & Glass Inn. The caller explained that he had bought the pot from a friend of a friend. For several years it had laid in his back garden nearby in Brierley Hill, the owner blissfully unaware of its true origins. A strange...

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‘Leg it’ to BCLM for Historic Boating Event

24 August 2015

  Our  bi-annual ‘Historic Boaters’ Gathering’ event is back this September, and promises to be one of the most atmospheric inland waterway events of the year.   On Sat 26 & Sun 27 Sep, ‘Leg It’ to BCLM and take part, bringing together some of the region’s...

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BCLM Wins Prestigious Education Award

22 August 2015

We are proud to announce that we have received a prestigious Sandford Award for our onsite educational programme and activity. Recognising educational excellence, the awards look at both formal and informal learning programmes to assess the impact on all visitors .   Approximately 270,000 people...

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Relive our 1940s Weekend

21 August 2015

Thanks to IDM Media for this fabulous video of our 1940s weekend, sponsored by Banks's. Our 1940s events have become a popular highlight in the calender with over 6000 people attending the weekend in July, visitors were transported back to wartime Britain as they relived the 1940s. Save the date for next...

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BCLM to host Annual Folk Life Studies Conference

17 August 2015

Every region is unique, and this year's Society for Folk Life Studies annual conference will be held here at BCLM to discover the Black Country's impact on the world. The Society for Folk LifeStudies are inviting people from all over the country to come and explore the Black Country's heritage, landscape and...

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Major Partner Museum: One Quarter in

12 August 2015

The first quarter of our first year as a Major Partner Museum (along with our partner, Culture Coventry) has been a busy one, that’s for sure. Staff have been recruited to key roles required to run the programme; a project board has been formed; and we’ve enrolled another cohort onto the Museums and...

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