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125k Vaccinations Delivered at BCLM Vaccination Centre

01 July 2021

NHS leaders have thanked the staff and volunteers who have made COVID-19 vaccinations possible at the Black Country Living Museum, as the vaccination centre closes its doors.  The Black Country Living Museum, which was the area’s first large vaccination site to open, has been instrumental in the...

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Forging Ahead: New Book by Simon Briercliffe

28 June 2021

Forging Ahead: New Book Celebrating the Post-War Years of Prosperity in the Black Country In the wake of World War Two, a unique social, economic, and industrial climate led to decades of prosperity in the Black Country, the likes of which the region had not seen before. A new book published by History West...

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Thank you to our vaccination heroes

07 May 2021

NHS leaders have thanked the staff and volunteers who have made vaccinations possible in the Black Country and West Birmingham, as the programme prepares to move into its second phase.  A combination of large-scale vaccination sites, GP practices and local pharmacies have come together over six months to...

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AIM appoints Lisa Ollerhead as Director (Chief Executive)

25 March 2021

AIM has appointed Lisa Ollerhead as its new Director (Chief Executive) following a comprehensive recruitment process. Lisa joins AIM from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As Head of Museums Policy since 2016, she played a leading role in the response for museums during COVID-19 and was...

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New Chair & Deputy Chairs of Board of Trustees

Changes announced to the BCLM Board of Trustees

19 March 2021

Museum Board of Trustees elects new Chair and appoints two new Deputies Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that Dr Paul Belford has been elected its new Chair, with Jonathan Badyal and Vikki Jessop appointed as Deputies. Dr Belford, a Trustee since 2014 and latterly Deputy Chair, takes on...

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#HereForCulture and Forging Ahead

BCLM Makes History by Forging Ahead

19 February 2021

Black Country Living Museum is delighted to announce that major works on its major capital development BCLM: Forging Ahead – the largest project in its history – will begin this month. The project represents a £30m investment in the local community, made possible with support from funders...

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BCLM supports NHS by becoming a mass vaccination hub

22 January 2021

Black Country Living Museum has been chosen as a vaccination centre to serve the people of the West Midlands as part of the Government’s roll out of the UK coronavirus vaccine programme. As a well-known landmark close to good transport links, BCLM proved to be a strong choice to support the work of the NHS...

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Digital Book Giveaway For Museum Twitter Followers

18 December 2020

The University of Wolverhampton has teamed up with Black Country Living Museum to give away 25 free copies of a historical Black Country novel written by local writer, Rob Francis. Rob, a graduate of the University and Creative & Professional Writing lecturer in the University’s School of...

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BCLM Receives ArtFund Award

17 November 2020

BCLM Art Fund Grant will Bring History to Life for the Younger Generation Black Country Living Museum receives Art Fund grant to help bring Black Country history to life for younger audiences in brand new ways. The Museum will bring the stories of the Black Country to children in an exciting new series of...

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November Lockdown - Museum Update

04 November 2020

We have been so appreciative of all of the support from all our visitors since our reopening in August, and we’re thrilled to have been able to welcome you back. However, following the latest announcement from the UK Government in response to COVID-19, the Museum will temporarily close from today until our...

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