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Our Museum is a unique, 26-acre real-life setting for telling stories. Open-air museums like ours don't create galleries and exhibition halls with cases and labels: they build landscapes, workshops, alleyways, backyards and streets where things happen.

As a registered educational charity and an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we must raise 100% of our running costs through earned income, such as admissions fees.   We can only continue to bring 300 years of history to life with the much-needed support from businesses,  trusts and foundations, community groups and generous individuals like you.

Explore some of our current fundraising campaigns below, and find out how you can get involved.


BCLM: Forging Ahead

It's time to complete  the story of the Black Country, with this exciting major site development.

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Learning Space

Help us create a much-needed learning space for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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We need your support to repair the boiler of President, our historic narrow boat.

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What happened next?

Thanks to your support, we've been able to develop some fantastic educational and heritage projects. Take a look at our most recent campaigns below, and find out where they are now. We'd like to thank all our funders for helping to make this work possible.


Racecourse Colliery

With your support, we're transforming the  Colliery and telling brand new stories...

Latest updates from the Colliery


Anchor Forge

We're steaming ahead with a full refurbishment of the 1920s forge ...

Latest updates from the Anchor Forge


Tram 5

Thanks to your generous donations, we're getting Tram 5 back on track...

Latest updates from Tram 5

Support BCLM

If you would like to support any of our current projects, you can make a donation online or download our  donation form.

For more information, contact the Development Team on 0121 557 9523 or email

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