Wrap up your year with a trip through Christmases…

Christmas is coming to Black Country Living Museum! Together with your friends and family, you are invited to join in with a seasonal celebration that takes you back in time and creates lasting memories.

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Museum’s historic characters for a cosy fireside chat and sing along to some traditional carols and 1950s favourites at the popular Glad Tidings evening event.

Explore how different communities have celebrated Christmas through time, including the origins of a traditional Victorian Christmas to the lively church and leisure music of people who moved to the Black Country from the Caribbean to work in the 1940s and 1950s.

Listen to the Christmas crooners of the 1950s and 1960s and watch the early Christmas TV specials that have evolved to become a seasonal staple.

Glad Tidings will take place on selected dates through December and promises to be a heart-warming, magical night that everyone will enjoy.

For a cosy day out with the family, why not experience over 100 years of Black Country traditions as you eat some festive favourites and soak up the Christmas atmosphere at the Museum until January.

Peek into the Museum’s historic houses and explore their high streets to see how Black Country families joined in the festivities. Watch live demonstrations, play Christmas games from yesteryear, and take a piece of history home with you as you make traditional Christmas decorations.

Don’t miss hearing the sounds of carollers fill the streets and grabbing some delicious hot roast chestnuts from the street seller on selected dates.*

Plus, there are very limited tickets remaining for the Museum’s famous Santa Hunts! The man of the hour has arrived at the Museum and he is going to need your help to get Christmas time started in the Black Country!

Work together to find the magic clocks hidden around the Museum. Along the way you’ll meet some jolly and festive characters who are all preparing for Christmas – help them to start the clocks and they’ll help you find the main man himself!

Events start from Saturday 25 November through to Sunday 7 January. 

*Additional daytime Christmas activities will be taking place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, as well as weekends throughout December, and then daily from 23 December – 7 January.