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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.

There’s plenty for all the family to see and do here. From watching live demonstrations, 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. 

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Our latest events

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24 September 2021 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are back with a bang for 2021! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the 1920s. Explore the...

25 September 2021 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are back with a bang for 2021! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the 1920s. Explore the...

2 October 2021 18:30

This is the launch event for The Dereliction, a new book by Liz Berry and Tom Hicks.  The Dereliction is a love letter to the Black Country. Liz Berry’s poems have been praised for their use...

9 October 2021 10:30

Our specialist audio descriptive tours are designed to welcome visitors who are blind or partially sighted.   This month, you can enjoy the untold stories of our rich industrial past, where...

9 October 2021 14:00

Our British Sign Language Access Tour are Deaf Friendly tours facilitated by a qualified British Sign Language interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.  This month, you can enjoy the...

9 October 2021 19:00

Black by day and red by night… see the sparks fly, the forges roar, and the steam unfurl as the industries of the Black Country blaze on into the evening. For one night only our live...

13 October 2021 16:30

An exclusive BCLM Members Event. Over the next 2 years (2021-2023), we’re creating a major new historic 1940s-1960s development, new learning spaces and a brand new visitor centre, taking our...

23 October 2021 18:30

This October brings a frenzy of fun as monsters and aliens invade the Museum for our spectacular Halloween Nights! Our Halloween Nights take place on Fri 22, Sat 23, Fri 29 and Sat 30 October....

29 October 2021 18:30

This October brings a frenzy of fun as monsters and aliens invade the Museum for our spectacular Halloween Nights! Our Halloween Nights take place on Fri 22, Sat 23, Fri 29 and Sat 30 October....

30 October 2021 18:30

This October brings a frenzy of fun as monsters and aliens invade the Museum for our spectacular Halloween Nights! Our Halloween Nights take place on Fri 22, Sat 23, Fri 29 and Sat 30 October....

12 November 2021 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are back with a bang for 2021! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the 1920s. Explore the...

13 November 2021 10:30

Our specialist audio descriptive tours are designed to welcome visitors who are blind or partially sighted.  This month, you can come and experience the sense and smells of Emile Doo’s...

13 November 2021 14:00

Our British Sign Language Access Tour are Deaf Friendly tours facilitated by a qualified British Sign Language interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.  This month, you can come and...

13 November 2021 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are back with a bang for 2021! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the 1920s. Explore the...

20 November 2021 10:00

An exclusive BCLM Members Event. Get Closer to our collections! Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes look at a selection of objects usually unseen by the general public. Tour time: 10.00 am –...

4 December 2021 10:00

An exclusive BCLM Members Event. Get Closer to our collections this Christmas! Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes look at a selection of objects usually unseen by the general public and hear of...

11 December 2021 10:00

An Enchanted Christmas Visit this December for an Enchanted Christmas… Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day. The presents are being mined, the Christmas trees are being...

11 December 2021 10:30

Our specialist audio descriptive tours are designed to welcome visitors who are blind or partially sighted.   This month, get into the Festive Spirit by exploring Black Country traditions of...

11 December 2021 14:00

Our British Sign Language Access Tour are Deaf Friendly tours facilitated by a qualified British Sign Language interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.  This month, get into the...

12 December 2021 10:00

An Enchanted Christmas Visit this December for an Enchanted Christmas… Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day. The presents are being mined, the Christmas trees are being...

15 December 2021 12:30

An exclusive BCLM Members Event. Join us for an online talk and Get Closer to our collections this Christmas! Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes look at a selection of objects usually unseen by...

18 December 2021 10:00

An Enchanted Christmas Visit this December for an Enchanted Christmas… Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day. The presents are being mined, the Christmas trees are being...

19 December 2021 10:00

An Enchanted Christmas Visit this December for an Enchanted Christmas… Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day. The presents are being mined, the Christmas trees are being...

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Black Country Living Museum