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Christmas in the Home

BCLM Celebrates a Century of Christmas in the Home

21 November 2017

We're celebrating the everyday history of Christmas at our Christmas in the Home event (25 & 26 Nov, 2 & 3 Dec, 9 & 10 Dec and Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 Dec inclusive). Stroll around 26 acres of shops and houses and get a snapshot of at everyday life during the festive period over 300 years. From...

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Friends of President win Marsh Volunteer Award

10 November 2017

Last week, the Friends of President won the Marsh Team Volunteer Award presented by the Princess Royal The award recognises their voluntary efforts in restoring, operating and maintaining one of the world's only restored coal fired steam powered narrowboats, President - and its unpowered butty boat...

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Free entry* for National Lottery Players on Sat 18 Nov

10 November 2017

On Saturday 18 November, we are offering free entry* to National Lottery Players as a thank you for the funding award we have recently received from The Heritage Lottery Fund towards our ambitious development project, BCLM: Forging Ahead. Money from every National Lottery ticket purchased is awarded to projects...

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Historic Gas Showroom’s move to Museum begins

24 October 2017

We're about to start work on the take down of West Bromwich’s historic Gas Showroom! Key elements of this building will be moved here to the Museum where it will be recreated as part of our £21.7m major development project to depict Black Country life in the 1940s-60s. Today (Tuesday 24 October),...

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BCLM 2018 Calendar Winners Announced

24 October 2017

2018 is a very special year for us here at Black Country Living Museum; it marks 40 years since we opened our doors to you, our visitors. We’ve had a great 40 years welcoming you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives. To celebrate, we asked visitors to send...

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A Free Evening of Light and Sound

23 October 2017

See the Museum as you've never seen it before as we open our doors for free on Sat 18 Nov, 6pm-10pm. New media and light and sound Artist Andy Mckeown, of production company Wild Strawberry Interactive Multimedia Ltd, will be showcasing the wonder and horror of the Black Country through a range of exciting...

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Curator's Blog – How Kitchen Scraps and Pigs Helped Win the War

21 September 2017

The Collections Team this month have been busy preparing for the Museum’s ‘Dig for Victory’ weekend (Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2017). The event will draw visitors into experiencing the harvest season in Britain during World War Two as we transform home-grown fruit and...

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Black Country Living Museum 40th Anniversary Calendar Competition

18 August 2017

2018 is a very special year for us here at Black Country Living Museum; it marks 40 years since we opened our doors to you, our visitors. We’ve had a great 40 years welcoming you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives. To celebrate, we want to create a 2018...

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The Museum's oldest document

Curator's Blog - Just How Old is the Museum's Oldest Document?

14 August 2017

1670 to be exact .  It forms part of the archive collection of Archibald Kenrick & Sons which can now be accessed on-line.  Although written before the company was established, it is included in the collection because it is a good indicator of what was on the land before the Kenrick factory was built....

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Win fish and chips every Friday!

28 July 2017

Every Friday during our Let’s Get Sporty activities (22 July – 3 Sep), we’ll be choosing a selection of summer photos taken at BCLM that visitors have shared with us on our social media channels (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) to be the winners of our Fish & Chip Friday competition. ...

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