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BCLM Business Partner

BCLM Announces Launch of Business Partner Scheme

20 May 2016

The Black Country Living Museum plans to forge even stronger links with local businesses with the launch of its brand new Business Partner scheme. Available from May 2016, the innovative scheme will offer a host of exclusive opportunities and benefits for those who join.

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Museums + Heritage BCLM

BCLM awarded top prize at glittering Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence

19 May 2016

Black Country Living Museum has been recognised for its remarkable achievements at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016, beating off stiff competition from museums across the country to win the Trading + Enterprise Award. 

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Sunbeam Dawn BCLM

Family Researcher Finds Fatherís 81 Year Old Car in Black Country Living Museum!

11 May 2016

Robert Bluck of Northumberland has discovered his father’s 81 year old 1934 Sunbeam Dawn in near perfect condition at the Black Country Living Museum after typing in the registration number from an old photo into Google. The car was purchased by his father in 1935 but then sold before leaving for war, after which its whereabouts became unknown. On Weds 11 May Robert and his wife will meet the mechanic who purchased, restored and donated the car after finding it in a garage untouched for decades. The car was made just four miles down the road, and there are only 6 left in the world. 

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