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Over the next few months and years we will be looking for  your help to complete the Museum's story. Whether it be through volunteering, donating an object  or sharing your stories.

Share My Story

Right now, we are looking for memories between 1940s-60s for the following buildings:

/media/expandable_text/library/imagenhs.jpgWest Bromwich Gas Showroom, High Street, West Bromwich

Stanton's Music Shop, Hall Street, Dudley

West Bromwich Building Society Branch ,  Cape Hill, Smethwick, 1957

 Marsh & Baxter’s Butchers' Shop  , Brierley HIll

Elephant & Castle Pub , Wolverhampton

 E. Minett Ladies Clothes Shop, Walsall Road, Wednesbury

The Infant Welfare Centre, Lea Road, Wolverhampton

J H Lavender & Co.,  Hall Green, West Bromwich

Stourbridge Rd Co-op,  Halesowen

Cast Iron Houses, Dudley

Dudley Civic Restaurant, Dudley

Dudley Weighbridge Office, Dudley

These buildings have so many stories to tell, so if you or anyone you know remembers them during this period, please get in touch via 0121 557 9643, or email us at

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We will hold your data securely and use it only in accordance with our   privacy policy. 

Donate an Object

Since we opened in 1978, we have collected over 80,000 items  ranging from the 1850s to the 1940s.

/media/expandable_text/library/donationexpbox.jpgAs we embark on our major development project BCLM: Forging Ahead, we’re now looking to collect items up to the 1960s. We’re particularly interested in items which:

  • Have a strong connection with the Black Country
  • Are underrepresented in other local museums
  • Fill a gap in our existing collections

If you think you have an item dating from the 1940s-60s that might be suitable to our new development, first of all, please give this document a read and, if you feel it meets the criteria, get in touch to arrange an appointment with us – details below.


To arrange an appointment please telephone our Collections Team on 0121 557 9643 or email


/media/expandable_text/library/volunteerexpbox.jpgDo you have a passion for the Black Country?  

We’re looking for friendly folk to join our team. 

We offer training, ongoing support and the opportunity to experience time in one of the premier museums in the country.

Take a look at our current and new opportunities

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Your privacy 

We will hold your data securely and use it only in accordance with our privacy policy. 

Thank you to our supporters


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