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.

From watching live demonstrations and 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

9 December 2022 18:30

It’s the time of year to bring the family together for a cosy evening at Black Country Living Museum. Gather around our hearths, braziers and fires and enjoy the merry atmosphere as you take in...

9 December 2022 19:00

Fri 9 Dec, 7pm – 9.30pm Step back in time for an intimate tour around this untouched Edwardian home. Discover what Christmas was like for the famous Willenhall lock making family, the Hodsons....

10 December 2022 10:30

Come and join us in the run up to Christmas as we get festive at Black Country Living Museum! Enjoy a taste of Christmas through time as you discover how communities through the ages came together...

10 December 2022 18:30

It’s the time of year to bring the family together for a cosy evening at Black Country Living Museum. Gather around our hearths, braziers and fires and enjoy the merry atmosphere as you take in...

16 December 2022 18:30

It’s the time of year to bring the family together for a cosy evening at Black Country Living Museum. Gather around our hearths, braziers and fires and enjoy the merry atmosphere as you take in...

17 December 2022 14:00

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas crafting and a closer look at our festive Collection items! Explore unseen items from our collection and learn more about Christmases gone by in the Black...

17 December 2022 18:30

It’s the time of year to bring the family together for a cosy evening at Black Country Living Museum. Gather around our hearths, braziers and fires and enjoy the merry atmosphere as you take in...

18 December 2022 18:30

It’s the time of year to bring the family together for a cosy evening at Black Country Living Museum. Gather around our hearths, braziers and fires and enjoy the merry atmosphere as you take in...

Support us

Our living museum wouldn’t exist without our generous donors and Members. Find out how you can support our work.

A historic character pretends to cane a young man while stood in front of a blackboard at Black Country Living Museum.

Learning at BCLM

We help bring the curriculum to life! Find out more about our unique educational packages tailored to each key stage.

A woman looks into a shop window at Black County Living Museum.

Online gift shop

Choose from a range of Black Country-inspired gifts as a treat for yourself or your 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