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Beyond the Petticoat Half Term

BCLM Celebrates Women’s History for Half Term

09 January 2018

Go beyond the petticoat this half term and meet the ladies who helped shape history at Black Country Living Museum. From Sat 17 – Sun 25 Feb (10am-4pm) the Museum will be marking the 100th anniversary of women getting their first voting rights with hands-on activities and powerful characters who will bring women’s history to life. 

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BCLM Forging Ahead Planning Application

BCLM: Forging Ahead Planning Application Successfully Submitted

09 January 2018

The first of the planning applications for Black Country Living Museum’s major development project, BCLM: Forging Ahead were submitted to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) on 8 December 2017.

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BCLM Forging Ahead Patrick Foundation

Patrick Foundation drives forward BCLM project

05 January 2018

Black Country Living Museum has today launched its fundraising campaign to raise the final £1.9m for its exciting £21.7m Forging Ahead major development project. And thanks to a Midlands-based charitable foundation it’s off to an excellent start. 

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Tram 5 restoration BCLM

100 Year Old Tram is Back on Track at BCLM

18 December 2017

After a five year restoration project, Black Country Living Museum’s Tram 5 is now back in service for its visitors. The restoration was made possible thanks to donations from many generous individuals, businesses and trusts & foundations, including from the Friends of Black Country Living Museum and the Black Country Living Museum Transport Group.

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Christmas in the Home

BCLM Celebrates a Century of Christmas in the Home

21 November 2017

Black Country Living Museum is celebrating the everyday history of Christmas at its Christmas in the Home event (25 & 26 Nov, 2 & 3 Dec, 9 & 10 Dec and Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 Dec inclusive).   Stroll around 26 acres of shops and houses and get a snapshot of at everyday life during the festive period over 300 years.

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Historic Gas Showroom’s move to Museum begins

24 October 2017

 Work is about to begin on the take down of West Bromwich’s historic Gas Showroom, key elements of which will be moved 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.

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Foul Foods half term at Black Country Museum

Discover Foul Foods the Victorians Ate at Black Country Living Museum

11 September 2017

Lead in lemon sherbets? Bricks in bread? The things Victorians did to their food was truly foul!

From the badly-behaved baker to the questionable quack doctor, meet a few mischievous characters this half term on your quest to separate the gruesome from the delicious at Museum’s ‘Foul Foods’ (21 Oct – 29 Oct, 10am – 5pm).

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Halloween BCLM

A Spooktacular Halloween Awaits...

23 August 2017

Wed 25 – Sat 28 Oct, 6.30pm – 10pm

Proudly sponsored by Banks’s

Book before 14 Sep and save 10%

Prepare to be spooked at some of the best Halloween nights in town! Trick or treat along the Black Country Living Museum’s gas lit cobbled streets and experience thrilling street entertainment from circus performers, fire-jugglers, magicians, a ‘spookified’ mine and more!

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Black Country Living Museum to Host European Open-air Museums Conference

22 August 2017

Black Country Living Museum will be hosting the 28th Association of European Open-air Museums Conference in partnership with Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust between Mon 21 – Fri 25 Aug.

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BCLM: Forging Ahead artist's impression

BCLM: Forging Ahead wins National Lottery support

15 June 2017

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save landmark community and commercial buildings from demolition and rebuild them at the Black Country Living Museum has been awarded £9.8m from the National Lottery.

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