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Visitor Notice

The Museum is now temporarily closed, in line with advice from Public Health England.   Please see the 'Coronavirus' section of our 'Visiting Us' page for further information.

We will share updates on  our website and social media.   For queries, email info@bclm.com

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    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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  • 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.

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Coming Soon

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

pulling a pint in the pub

Pop in for an ale at the Bottle & Glass Inn

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

Cinema

Watch a silent film in our cinema

school lesson

Experience an Edwardian school lesson

Lady Chainmakers

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

street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

photo of victorian lady in kitchen

Cooking Demonstrations

Queen Vic

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

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

Stourbridge Lion

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

chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

Dudley Miner

The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

Workers institute

Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

Photo finding the fifties event

06 June
Finding the Fifties - cancelled
Join us for a night of 1950s themed night of food, music and fashion.

locksmiths forge experience

20 June
Forge Experience Day - Cancelled
A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

photo Classic Car Show

21 June
Festival of Vehicles - cancelled
Our annual rally of historical vehicles

photo of stone masonry

27 June - 28 June
An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course - cancelled
Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

photo of willow basket

27 June - 28 June
Willow Frame Basket: 2 day course - Cancelled
Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow

gintleman

03 July
Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only) - cancelled
Get closer with our exclusive members' gin tasting event.

locksmiths forge experience

04 July
Forge Experience Day - cancelled
A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

photo of bobbin lace jewellery

04 July - 05 July
Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course - cancelled
Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.

1940s Weekend 2020

11 July - 12 July
1940s Weekend - cancelled
Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

1940s Evening

11 July
1940s Evening - cancelled
The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night!

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.

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