Black Country Living Museum

Awlroight, ow' bist?

At Black Country Living Museum, we connect yow with stories. 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.

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

Directions

Discovery Way
Dudley, DY1 4AL

Your visit

We’re open Wednesday-Sunday each week.

Free returns

Pay for one day and have as many daytime visits as you want for one year!

A historic metalworker strikes a link of chain, causing orange and white sparks to fly in all directions. The man is working in a historic forge with metal tools and fixings on the brick walls.

New 1950s Industrial Quarter

Opening on Friday 15 March
 
Don’t miss being among the first to explore our brand new 1950s Industrial Quarter when it opens at our first evening event of the year, Red by Night.
 
Explore the Museum after hours and celebrate a night of industrial heritage for all the family, with an evening of live entertainment, industrial demonstrations, steam action and living history. 

Tickets available now!

We’ve gorra bostin’ year planned for you!
 
Do you fancy exploring the Museum after hours or being transported back to a weekend dedicated to the 1940s? We’ve got yow, aer kid! Come along to one of our special events in 2024 and experience your favourite museum from a different perspective.
Five visitors in 1950s costume stand outside the Elephant & Castle Pub.

Our latest events

9 March 2024 10:30

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

9 March 2024 14:00

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

14 March 2024 13:00

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

15 March 2024 18:30

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, industrial demonstrations, steam action and living history. Explore the Museum after hours and celebrate a night of industrial heritage for all the family!

16 March 2024 18:30

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, industrial demonstrations, steam action and living history. Explore the Museum after hours and celebrate a night of industrial heritage for all the family!

27 March 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 March 2024 10:30

'Av a goo at summat new with our hands-on heritage skills and craft classes! On this fun family workshop, try your hand at making "rag rug" flowers. 

28 March 2024 13:30

'Av a goo at summat new with our hands-on heritage skills and craft classes! On this fun family workshop, try your hand at making "rag rug" flowers. 

3 April 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. 

18 April 2024 18:00

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

20 April 2024 10:30

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

20 April 2024 14:00

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

2 May 2024 13:00

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

11 May 2024 19:00

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the 1950s as you experience life in a decade marked by culture, vibrancy and change. 

18 May 2024 10:30

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

18 May 2024 14:00

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

23 May 2024 11:00

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

29 May 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. 

6 June 2024 18:00

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

22 June 2024 10:30

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

22 June 2024 14:00

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

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.