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Historically, the Black Country played a vital role in the nation’s industrial history. This was the world’s first industrial landscape and one of the most intensely industrialised regions of the UK.

The Museum preserves a section of the Black Country’s industrial landscape, including two mine shafts, limekilns and a canal arm. The Museum has relocated buildings into our canalside village, which have been drawn from across the many small towns of the region.

Each house, shop and workshop has been filled with collections, from sad irons to nails, that would have been seen in situ from the 1800s to 1940s.

In total, there are approximately 80,000 items in the collections for you to discover.

Collections News.

Just some of the photos from the Easter project.

Curators Blog: We Get By With A Little Help From Our Volunteers

21 July 2017

When you visit the Museum do you ever wonder what is beneath your feet? Under the Rolfe Street Baths are the museums object stores where we keep a research collection of...

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Egg citing easter blog

BLOG: Five Easter traditions and where they come from

30 March 2017

It may seem strange to us today, but we have the Victorians to thank for many of our popular Easter traditions (although of course, Easter altogether has much older origins). ...

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Did you know?

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The Malins family started the Birmingham based Mamod company in 1939. The name Mamod is derived from Malins Models.

Did you know?

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Charles Burrell & Son supplied 6 engines fitted with cranes to the War Department. During World War 1 they operated 24 hours a day.

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