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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Following the latest advice from Government, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close Black Country Living Museum.  The Museum will close to the public, including schools, from Wednesday 18 March for an initial period of six weeks until Fri 1 May.

 The welfare of our visitors, staff and community is of paramount importance to us.   Therefore, we have decided to close the Museum so that we can play our part in helping to stop the spread of the virus and support the efforts of the NHS.

 We will keep the closure period under constant review and will take any further necessary action in response to Government advice as and when it is published.  In the meantime, we are working to contact everyone who is likely to be affected by the closure, including event ticket holders and group bookers, so we ask that you bear with us during this time.  

Please find our response to frequently asked questions including about visiting our Museum, ticketing and Membership.

When will the Museum re-open?

Given the increasing uncertainty around the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19), Black Country Living Museum will close on Wed 18 March until at least Fri 1 May in line with advice from the government and Public Health England.  We will monitor and review the closure period and will update our website and social media with relevant news.

How can I help BCLM?

There are two ways to help us.  You can either buy a ticket, or make a donation.

1.  Purchase a ticket now, and visit us later

If you were planning on visiting us in the coming weeks and months and, if you’re able, please consider buying an UnChained Pass now. 

Your UnChained Pass will be valid for 12 months from the first day you visit and will help us to survive during this unprecedented and challenging time.

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2.  Donate  at our JustGiving page

If you aren’t able to purchase a ticket, please consider donating to our JustGiving page. No matter how small, anything you can spare will make a difference.

When it is safe to do so, we want nothing more than to be able to re-open our doors and welcome our visitors back.  Your support now means we can continue to play our role in the Black Country’s future.  Thank you.

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I'm planning on coming to an event, will it still go ahead?

All public events due to take place at the Museum between now and Fri 1 May have been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted by email. We know this will be disappointing and we're deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

 

What does the closure mean for my event tickets?

If you have purchased tickets to an event between now and Fri 1 May, our sales and ticketing team will be in touch with you via email over the coming days .

We know it's a lot to ask in these uncertain times, but if we're unable to re-arrange  your event, please would you consider donating the cost of your ticket to the Museum?  As a charity  with more than 90% of our income  from visitors, our temporary closure will have a serious financial impact.

What will happen to my existing Membership and UnChained Pass during the closure?

We want none of our Members or holders of our UnChained Pass to lose out on time that could have been spent at the Museum, but for its temporary closure .  Therefore, we have decided to extend the usage period of all currently valid Memberships  and  Unchained Annual Passes.

This extension will be for the same length of time as the Museum's temporary closure period.  This way, you will not lose out on time that could have been spent at the Museum when we were closed. We shall update in due course with the logistics of this extension to your membership and also of the date we shall re-open.

We're working on the logistics of extending  the usage period of both Memberships and Pass and will be in touch with an update in due course.

 

School and Group bookings

If you had a group or school booking which you need to cancel, please contact our Sales & Ticketing Team regarding your booking via email salesandticketing@bclm.com 

For any further queries please contact info@bclm.com 

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Opening times.

Following the latest advice from Government, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close Black Country Living Museum.  The Museum will close to the public, including schools, from Wednesday 18 March for an initial period of six weeks until Fri 1 May.

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Prices.

Adults £19.95

Concession (65+) £17.95

Young Person (3-15 years) £9.95

0-2 years  Free 

Small Family (1+3) £41.70

Medium Family (2+2)  £50.00

Large Family (2+3) £58.35

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Where we are.

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Museum Leaflet.

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