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Hire BCLM for filming

Black Country Living Museum is a great location for filming and has welcomed many film crews from documentaries to feature films. 

a photograph of Dancing on the Edge cast including John Goodman walking through the Museum's village

Our Museum village has a whole range of Edwardian, Victorian, 1930s and 1940s buildings, houses and shops with spectacular interiors to complement their period setting. Our steam engines, foundries, industrial wasteland, underground mine, canal boats, also lend themselves to create a spectacular filming location.

a photograph of the large 'behind the scenes' film crew for Peaky BlindersThe Museum welcomes different types of pre-booked filming, including feature films, television dramas, documentaries, interviews and photographic shoots (resource permitting). We can accommodate film productions of all sizes with parking for a transport base, green rooms & production offices, in-house catering and an experienced filming team who understand technical & operational filming needs and who can be on-hand at all times for any on-site operations or access.

Based in Dudley, the Museum is centrally located in the UK, just 8 miles from Birmingham and only 3 miles from the M5 & M6, with the nearest train station just 1 mile away. There is a range of chain hotels, restaurants and a large leisure complex within 10 minutes walking distance.

Whilst we do accommodate filming, we are primarily a visitor attraction and therefore all filming is to be conducted outside of our Museum opening hours. 

Requests will be considered on a case by case basis and no filming or photography will be allowed on site without prior consent. The Museum reserves the absolute right to grant or deny permission for filming and to determine the terms under which filming will be permitted. 

Please download our Filming Regulations and Photography Regulations for more details.


If you are interested in discussing location hire of the Museum, please contact us by email or call 0121 557 9643. All filming enquiries will be directed to our Director of Development, who will be in touch with you to discuss details, arrange recces and tailor make a hire package to suit your needs. 

Please note, due to demand on resources we are not currently accepting requests for coursework-related filming from students.


Did you know?

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John Fowler & Company (Leeds) Limited produced around 10% of all Steam Rollers in the United Kingdom.


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