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In line with national restrictions the Museum is temporarily closed.

News of our re-opening date will be published on our website and social media in due course, so please do check for updates.

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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    Winter Closure

    The Museum is now closed for our annual winter shutdown. Please check back soon for updates and events for 2021. 

  • Your giving will help keep us living

    Your giving can help keep us living

    To support the work we do with schools, local communities and volunteer groups, please consider making a donation.  Thank you.

  • 1930s street with bus

    Winter Closure

    The Museum is now closed for our annual winter shutdown. Please check back soon for updates and events for 2021.

  • Your giving will help keep us living

    Your giving can help keep us living

    To support the work we do with schools, local communities and volunteer groups, please consider making a donation.  Thank you.

Coming Soon

Black by day red by night

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

Lady Chainmakers

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

Queen Vic

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

Dudley Miner

The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

Stourbridge Lion

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

2021

05 January - 31 December
2021 Visitor Programme will be published soon

Cast Iron Houses

18 March
(Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Cast Iron Houses Online Talk
Members online for a talk on the Cast Iron Houses, part of Forging Ahead.

infant welfare centre with nurse

16 April
(Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Infant Welfare Centre Online Talk
Members online for a talk on the Infant Welfare Centre, part of Forging Ahead.

BCLM Makes History by Forging Ahead

BCLM supports NHS by becoming a mass vaccination hub

Digital Book Giveaway For Museum Twitter Followers

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BCLM UnChained Annual Pass valid for 12 months

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BCLM Makes History by Forging Ahead

Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that major works on its major capital development BCLM: Forging Ahead – the largest project in its history – will begin this month. The project...

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