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Fundraising for BCLM: Forging Ahead is already well underway.


We need your support for BCLM: Forging Ahead; a transformational development project which will see us create a major new Historic Town and Industrial Area set in the 1940-60s, dedicated learning facilities and a contemporary Visitor Centre.

So far we’ve secured investment from National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and we’re investing our own money too.  We’re also working hard on a number of funding bids to trusts, foundations and other grant givers.

So you might be thinking “How can I help?” We need your help to raise £150,000 to reach our fundraising target and enable this exciting project to take place. 

Your support will help us to:

  • Create dedicated learning facilities for 90,000 school children to explore our unique heritage
  • Save stories, items and buildings for visitors to enjoy in the future
  • Provide activities and opportunities for members of our local community, young and not-so-young, to learn new skills, volunteer, meet people and of course, have fun.


Download a donation form to donate by cheque or credit card or contact us.

If you’d like to discuss your donation further, please contact the Development Team on 0121 557 9643 or email

Are you looking to donate an object?

We’re into our 40th year as a Museum and have over 80,000 items in our collection 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

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