an award-winning open-air museum

Welcome to bclm

Join in with 300 Years of History

See history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country at our open-air living museum. Meet our historic characters who’ll show you what it was like to live and work in one of the first industrialised landscapes in Britain as you explore 26 acres of reconstructed shops, pubs and houses.

There’s plenty for all the family to see and do here. From watching live demonstrations, taking part in old fashioned street games, to visiting our vintage cinema and enjoying our traditional fish and chips, there’s something for everyone at Black Country Living Museum. 

Our latest events

31 May 2022 11:00

This half term, join us for a canal walking tour at the Black Country Living Museum as we take you on a journey back in time. Learn all about what life was like for men and women who lived and...

31 May 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

1 June 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

11 June 2022 10:00

Try your hand at a new heritage skill with this hands-on blacksmithing session, under the specialist guidance of our heritage demonstrator. Set in the atmospheric Edwardian house and lockmaking...

25 June 2022 14:00

It’s lights, camera, action on set at the Black Country Living Museum! Join us for a walking tour of the museum and learn all about the secrets behind the camera. The tour will begin with...

9 July 2022 19:00

Experience the sights and sounds of 1940s Britain as Black Country Living Museum whisks you back in time this July. See our Canalside village transformed with a host of historic costumed...

26 July 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

27 July 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

2 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

3 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

9 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

10 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

13 August 2022 10:00

Try your hand at a new heritage skill with this hands-on blacksmithing session, under the specialist guidance of our heritage demonstrator. Set in the atmospheric Edwardian house and lockmaking...

16 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

17 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

23 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

24 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

30 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

31 August 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

1 October 2022 10:00

Try your hand at a new heritage skill with this hands-on blacksmithing session, under the specialist guidance of our heritage demonstrator. Set in the atmospheric Edwardian house and lockmaking...

25 October 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 8 -15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

26 October 2022 12:30

Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts,...

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Our living museum wouldn’t exist without our generous donors and members.

Find out how you can support our work.

Learning at BCLM

We help bring the curriculum to life with memorable learning experiences.

Find out more about our unique educational packages tailored to each key stage.

Online gift shop

Choose from a range of Black Country-inspired gifts as a treat for yourself, friends, and family.

learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse

Black Country Living Museum