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We’re back open!  Admission to the Museum is via a pre-booked entry time.

See the 'Essential Info & FAQs' section of our 'Visiting Us' page for further information.

  • Historic characters

    Re-opening August 2020

    From Sat 1 Aug, we'm back open - book your time slot now!

  • Keeping you safe

    Essential Information

    Read our FAQs and find essential information about the safety measures we’ve put in place, as well as how to book your visit. 

  • 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.

  • Historic characters

    Re-opening August 2020

    From Sat 1 Aug, we'm back open - book your time slot now!

  • keeping you safe

    Essential Information

    Read our FAQs and find essential information about the safety measures we’ve put in place, as well as how to book your visit. 

  • 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

Chainmaker and woman on boat dock

Unlocking the Black Country

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"

Black by day red by night

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

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

Stourbridge Lion

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

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

Chainmaker and woman on boat dock

01 August - 31 August
Unlocking the Black Country
Discover the remarkable story of this region and its impact on the world

Photo of felt purses

08 August
Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop - CANCELLED
Join us for a fun felt making workshop

Image for Maker's Club

11 August
Makers' Club - CANCELLED
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

12 August
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

get closer fashion

13 August
Get Closer: Fashion (members only)
Get closer to our fashion collections in this exclusive members only tour.

Family Painting - CANCELLED

14 August
Family Painting - CANCELLED
Create a dramatic landscape at our family painting workshop.

locksmiths house

15 August
Getting Crafty - CANCELLED
A fun family day of crafts at the Locksmith's House.

deaf friendly tour preserves

15 August
Deaf-friendly tour - Pickles & Preserves - CANCELLED
Specialist Tours, advance-booking

Image for Maker's Club

18 August
Makers' Club - CANCELLED
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

19 August
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

canal

22 August
Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - CANCELLED
Learn the traditions of folk canal art

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED

22 August
Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED
Experiment with different types of fibre, learn about their properties and the h

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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