Black Country Living Museum

Awlroight, ow' bist?

At Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands, we’re a great day out for all ages.

We proudly share why our small region made a big impact on the world and bring Black Country folk back to life, from metalworkers and miners to nurses and schoolteachers – and even a pub landlord or two.

You will experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Black Country as you explore shops, houses and industrial workshops. With plenty to see and do, you are in for a bostin’ day!

Directions

Discovery Way
Dudley, DY1 4AL

Your visit

We’re open daily. 

Membership

Unlimited daytime visits, free parking and more!

1940s Weekend

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July | Spend the weekend in wartime Britain
 
This July sees the return of our ever-popular 1940s Weekend, where you can step back in time and immerse yourself into the sights and sounds of wartime Britain. Make a day and night of it, as the spirit of the ’40s lives on into the evening. 

Battle of the Bands

Are you the next Black Country music star?
 
We’re looking for local, exciting music acts – solo artists, duos, bands – to work with us to develop a repertoire suitable for our heritage environment and historical time periods.
 
Artists will be shortlisted to participate in our summer competition – with each artist showcasing their work to our high volume of visitors during one of our Summer Lates events.

Our latest events

29 June 2024 19:00

Get ready to spend the night in the Swinging Sixties with our brand-new 1960s evening! 

4 July 2024 18:00

Join us in The Elephant & Castle pub for a members’ mixer, blending Black Country history with a bostin’ quiz night! With a pint of mild and scratchings a-plenty to hand, we will hear from...

13 July 2024 10:30

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by audio description. 

13 July 2024 14:00

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by British Sign Language interpretation. 

13 July 2024 19:00

Step back to the 1940s as we transform our streets and houses into a homefront community. Enjoy a host of live music and entertainment. 

31 July 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

7 August 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

14 August 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

21 August 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

28 August 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

21 September 2024 13:00

Exclusively for BCLM Members, our Get Closer events allow you to enjoy experiences and behind the scenes tours. 

28 September 2024 10:30

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by audio description. 

28 September 2024 14:00

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by British Sign Language interpretation. 

28 September 2024 19:00

Dust off your flat caps and your finest frocks and get ready for a party like no other at our Peaky Blinders Nights.

17 October 2024 18:00

Exclusively for BCLM Members, our Get Closer events allow you to enjoy experiences and behind the scenes tours. 

26 October 2024 10:30

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by audio description. 

26 October 2024 14:00

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by British Sign Language interpretation. 

26 October 2024 18:30

Get ready for a spooktacular night of family fun this Halloween as our popular Halloween Nights return once more! 

27 October 2024 18:30

Get ready for a spooktacular night of family fun this Halloween as our popular Halloween Nights return once more! 

30 October 2024 12:30

Kids can dig deeper into the history of the Black Country at our Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club! Suitable for kids aged 8-15. 

30 October 2024 18:30

Get ready for a spooktacular night of family fun this Halloween as our popular Halloween Nights return once more! 

31 October 2024 18:30

Get ready for a spooktacular night of family fun this Halloween as our popular Halloween Nights return once more! 

2 November 2024 10:30

Uncover the Black Country's history with our Access Tour supported by audio description.