Firstly, What is the Black Country Living Museum?
Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s first industrial landscape.
Black Country Living Museum is a remarkable place to explore, enjoy and spend time.Set in a landscape of 26 acres, it is one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK; offering a glimpse into 200 years of history like no other.
We tell the story of a very special time and place in history and some of the most hard-working, ingenious and influential people you could imagine!
Black Country folk changed the world, and in the streets of our canalside village, on our tramway and down our underground mine, you and your family can experience how ‘they’ became ‘us’.
Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers brought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns.
Take a trip on the tram to explore the canalside village, where you can meet and chat to the costumed characters. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.
We have changing programme of demonstrations and events from metal working and glass cutting to sweetmaking ensures something to suit all tastes. Watch the silver screen flicker to life in the Limelight Cinema with silent films from the 1920s. Marvel over vehicles from the golden age of motoring and experience a real spit and sawdust Inn.
Make sure you don't miss out - Check with our What's on Page to see what special activities are happening or coming soon.
Planning a visit
Planning and making a visit to the Black Country Living Museum is easy. There is more than enough to keep you fully occupied for a whole day. If you do not have a whole day to spare, then take a look at our interactive map, where you can look at the various attractions at our Museum to help you plan in advance what you would like to see the most. This way you can get the best out of your day.
If you would like help with planning your visit please contact us on 0121 557 9643 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Length of Visit
The Museum site covers 26 acres, so at least half a day is required, although a full day is recommended to do justice to our collections and for you to see all of the extensive attractions within our Museum.
No dogs allowed on site except guide dogs
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Don't forget to check with our Events Page to see what special activities are happening or coming soon.