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Why do we need your support?

You may not realise it but we’re actually a charity. For nearly forty years, our visitors – over 300,000 a year – have been able to experience and learn about the Black Country story and the huge impact this area had on the rest of the world.

Our Museum is home to the world's single largest collection of Black Country items - over 80,000 items! This requires a lot of care and attention to ensure that  these stories live on for future generations. We are proud to be an independent Museum, however we still rely on the support of individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate support to help us to bring history to life.  Your visit of course helps us, but there are lots of other ways you can support our work too. Find out how below:

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Forging Ahead

BCLM: Forging Ahead is phase one of our 40 year master plan to create a world class heritage attraction

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Become a  member or  patron,  make a donation or leave a legacy.

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Explore how your business and BCLM can work together.

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Trusts & Foundations

Discover how your charity can work in partnership with us.

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Get Involved

Want to help bring history to life? Search our jobs, volunteer or study with us and join our community.

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Explore and support our exciting new projects, and discover our past activities.

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Get in touch

If you’d like more information on any of the above, please contact the Development Team on 0121 557 9523 or email

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