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WIN a bostin' Bank Holiday day out!

21 August 2020

We’re offering one lucky family the chance to win a family pass plus a tasty fish and chip lunch for a bostin' Bank Holiday treat!  To enter the competition, head on over to our Facebook post and simply tell us in the comments who you’d bring! Winners will be chosen at random and notified on...

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BCLM Awarded Arts Council England Emergency Funding

07 July 2020

The Museum has received £1.175m of financial support from Arts Council England's Emergency Response Fund.   We are extremely grateful for the lifeline this funding will provide during such a critical time in the Museum’s history.  As for many other businesses and charitable...

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Joint museum sector statement on £1.57 billion funding for culture

06 July 2020

Joint museum sector statement from the National Museum Directors' Council, Association of Independent Museums and the Museums Association We welcome the Government’s announcement of £1.57bn for the culture and heritage sector.  Across the country museums have worked tirelessly to provide...

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Plans to re-open update

Update on BCLM's plans for re-opening

10 June 2020

Following ongoing Government announcements regarding reopening of open spaces, and now wildlife attractions, we are aware that some people may assume BCLM should now re-open too. Unfortunately this is not currently possible. BCLM is an accredited museum, so in accordance with Government guidance we would have not...

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We need your help now more than ever

Can you help BCLM?

24 March 2020

We’re sorry to ask at such a difficult time, but we need your help now more than ever. The Museum is closed temporarily to protect public health and stem the spread of the coronavirus.  As an independent charity with over ninety percent of our income coming from visitors, this closure will have a...

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JOIN STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL MUSEUM LEADERS

21 March 2020

JOINT STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL MUSEUM DIRECTORS’ COUNCIL, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSEUMS, MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION, HERITAGE ALLIANCE AND NATIONAL TRUST COVID-19 is an ongoing public health emergency and our foremost thoughts are with those who are affected, those who have lost loved ones and those in the...

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Museum welcomes 10 millionth visitor

19 February 2020

Today (Wed 19 Feb) marked a major milestone in the Museum’s history when we welcomed our 10 millionth visitor.   During its preview season in 1978, a modest 8,800 people visited the open-air site to see how 26 acres of former industrial land was being transformed into a museum celebrating Black...

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Langer's Army and Navy Stores

Did you shop at Langer's Army and Navy Stores, Stourbridge, in the 1960s?

05 February 2020

Black Country Living Museum is looking for memories from the 1960s of Langer’s Army and Navy Stores, Stourbridge as part of its ambitious new development project BCLM: Forging Ahead. The shop will be recreated and set in 1963 as part of the new 1940s to 1960s town providing the opportunity for visitors to learn...

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Did you pop into Spring Hill Post Office in the 1960s?

18 December 2019

Black Country Living Museum is looking for memories from the 1960s of the Spring Hill Post Office, Wolverhampton, as part of its ambitious new development project BCLM: Forging Ahead. The post office will be recreated and set in the mid-1960s as part of the new 1940s to 1960s town providing the opportunity for...

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WMTA Finalists

BCLM Shortlisted for 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award'

18 December 2019

The shortlist for 2020’s inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards has been announced, with 43 finalists vying for prizes in 15 categories. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for “Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” for 2020! The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 26...

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