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Visitor Notice

The Museum is currently closed. Our planned reopening date is Sat 1 Aug.

We will share updates via our website and social media.  Please also see the 'Coronavirus' section of our 'Visiting Us' page for further information. For queries, email info@bclm.com

  • bc HISTORY at home - Lives of Children

    Discover Black Country history at home

    Dive deeper into Black Country history and explore learning resources and mini-documentaries for all ages.   Find out more.

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    Can you help BCLM?

    We need your help more than ever.   If you can, please consider purchasing a ticket, or making a donation.  Find out more   here.

  • History at Home

    Discover Black Country history at home

    Dive deeper into Black Country history and explore learning resources and mini-documentaries for all ages.   Find out more.

  • BCLM

    Can you help BCLM?

    We need your help more than ever.   If you can, please consider purchasing a ticket, or making a donation.  Find out more   here.

Coming Soon

Stourbridge Lion

In 1828, Stourbridge built the first steam train to operate on US soil

Lady Chainmakers

In 1910 the lady chain makers of Cradley Heath helped win Britain's first minimum wage

Workers institute

Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

school lesson

Experience an Edwardian school lesson

chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

Dudley Miner

The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

Queen Vic

13 year old Queen Victoria described the land as "desolate" and "black"

Cinema

Watch a silent film in our cinema

Black by day red by night

In 1866 the Black Country was described as "black by day and red by night"

trolleybuses

Have a ride on our historic transport

photo of drypoint sketch

18 July
An Introduction to Print Making - Cancelled
Join us for a day in our print workshop

locksmiths 1940s day

18 July
The Hodson Home Front: 1940s Day at the Locksmith's House - Cancelled
Visit our sister Museum, the Locksmith's House, as it turns to the 1940s.

locksmiths house

18 July
Science Unlocked - Cancelled
A fun day of activities exploring science and industry at the Locksmith's House.

photo of drypoint sketch

19 July
Family Print Making Workshop - Cancelled
Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

Image for Maker's Club

21 July
Makers' Club - Cancelled
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

22 July
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Cancelled
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

photo of leather keyring

23 July
Family Leatherwork - Cancelled
Discover the heritage craft of working with leather.

Image for Maker's Club

28 July
Makers' Club - Cancelled
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

photo of toy collection

29 July
Get Closer: Museum Toys - Cancelled
Get closer to our toy collection!

YACC Image

29 July
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Cancelled
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

photo of pottery

30 July - 31 July
Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - Cancelled
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

hands on pottery workshop

31 July
Get Closer: Hands-on heritage family workshop (pottery) - Cancelled
Adult Heritage Workshops & Talks, Members Only Events, advance-booking

BCLM Awarded Arts Council England Emergency Funding

Joint museum sector statement on £1.57 billion funding for culture

Update on BCLM's plans for re-opening

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BCLM Awarded Arts Council England Emergency Funding

The Museum has received £1.175m of financial support from Arts Council England's Emergency Response Fund.   We are extremely grateful for the lifeline this funding will provide during such a critical...

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