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
This course explores The History of Toys and Games. Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including...
This course explores Games Through Time – Particularly board games but not excluding cards, marbles etc. Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range...
This course explores Campaigning – A mix of Suffragettes, The Women Chainmakers and Luddites. Come and join our holiday club and dig deeper into your heritage. Take part in a range of themed...
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...
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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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 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