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Black Country Living Museum meets Hollywood icons - Stan & Ollie

08 January 2019

The show must go on as Hollywood icons Steve Coogan and John C Reilly walked the streets of  Black Country Living Museum   in May 2017, one of the many  film locations   for comedy duo Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie. The film documents what would become their farewell tour...

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Black Country Studies Centre

Black Country Studies Centre launches

21 November 2018

New Black Country Studies Centre to offer enhanced learning opportunities The University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Living Museum have launched a new education partnership to provide enhanced learning opportunities for communities across the Black Country. The new Black Country Studies Centre will...

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Help us to write our shopping list...

19 November 2018

As part our BCLM: Forging Ahead development plans, we  will be creating a new town centre, telling the story of the Black Country from the 1940s to the 1960s. This will be full of shops and amenities, and one of these will be the recreation of the Number 11, ‘Hawne’ branch of the Halesowen &...

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DOWTK Family Favourite

Please vote BCLM as your Family Favourite!

25 October 2018

We're finalists in the Day Out With The Kids Family Favourite Awards. We've been shortlisted as the best educational day out in the Midlands! If you'd like to see us win, please take a minute to vote for us by Thu 1 Nov:

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Beer Mat Challenge

The Beer Mat Challenge - We have a winner!

12 October 2018

The Beer Mat Challenge ran throughout summer 2018 to collect memories of Wolverhampton’s Elephant & Castle pub. The Elephant & Castle was one of Wolverhampton's most iconic buildings and will be  re-created at the Museum in our 1940s-60 town as part of our Forging Ahead development. People...

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Win a family ticket for our Halloween Night!

06 October 2018

6 October 2018 Fancy winning a family ticket to our Spooktacular Halloween Nights at the Black Country Living Museum on Tuesday 30 October? To bag yourself the prize, all you have to do is tell us who you’d take on either our Facebook or Twitter post! Winners will be chosen at random and...

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Woodside library

We need your memories of Woodside Library!

14 September 2018

We're currently calling out for any memories of Woodside Library on Stourbridge Road, Dudley in the early 1960s. We are planning to translocate this building to form an integral part of our new development project ' Forging Ahead '.  The library was opened in 1894 to serve the south west part of Dudley. The...

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Brenda Minett

Forging Ahead profile: Brenda Minett

20 August 2018

  E. Minett was founded in 1907 by Edith Dabbs Minett as a high quality ladies’ outfitters in Wednesbury.  By the 1950s Edith’s daughter, Brenda, owned and managed the business. Born in 1928, Brenda was the only child of Edith and William Minett.  Brenda’s entrepreneurial talent...

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Win a bostin' Bank Holiday Day Out!

15 August 2018

Fancy winning a family day out at the Black Country Living Museum this Bank Holiday (25-27 Aug)? We’re giving away a bostin’ day out for a lucky family which includes a family ticket to the Museum plus fish and chips. To bag yourself the prize, all you have to do is tell us who you’d take on...

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A piano fit for a film star!

08 August 2018

A   Stanton's payment book kindly donated this month will help to  piece together the story of Stanton's Music Shop  as part of BCLM's Forging Ahead. This payment book was an agreement with Stanton's for the purchase of a Hausmann piano. It belonged to Mr & Mrs Hobbs who bought the piano...

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