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

19 August 2022 10:00

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Our experienced ceramic artist Jon Williams, will guide you through a variety of pottery techniques using real clay. Make your own...

19 August 2022 13:30

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Our experienced ceramic artist Jon Williams, will guide you through a variety of pottery techniques using real clay. Make your own...

19 August 2022 16:00

In our series of Summer Lates, see history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country after hours. Meet our historic characters and learn what it was like to live and work in one...

23 August 2022 12:30

This course explores Canal Art Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 10-15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to...

24 August 2022 12:30

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...

25 August 2022 10:00

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing to create your own unique metal flower to take home with you at the end of the...

25 August 2022 13:30

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing to create your own unique metal flower to take home with you at the end of the...

26 August 2022 16:00

In our series of Summer Lates, see history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country after hours. Meet our historic characters and learn what it was like to live and work in one...

30 August 2022 12:30

This course explores Pewter Casting Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 10-15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen...

31 August 2022 12:30

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...

1 September 2022 10:00

Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making with a twist in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All children (under 16) must be accompanied by adults. Workshop times: 10am - 12noon...

1 September 2022 13:30

Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making with a twist in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All children (under 16) must be accompanied by adults. Workshop times: 10am - 12noon...

2 September 2022 16:00

In our series of Summer Lates, see history brought to life and discover the story of the Black Country after hours. Meet our historic characters and learn what it was like to live and work in one...

9 September 2022 18:00

Bottoms Up! Raise a glass with us at our brand new public house the Elephant and Castle. Join us for an evening celebrating the re-opening of this once iconic pub in Wolverhampton that has been...

16 September 2022 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are BACK at Black Country Living Museum for 2022! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the...

17 September 2022 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are BACK at Black Country Living Museum for 2022! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the...

23 September 2022 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are BACK at Black Country Living Museum for 2022! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the...

24 September 2022 19:00

Peaky Blinders Nights are BACK at Black Country Living Museum for 2022! Grab your flatcap and don your finest threads for a night of fun and revelry as you step into the smoky underworld of the...

1 October 2022 10:00

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...

25 October 2022 12:30

Come and join our Maker’s Club and learn some new skills. This club is designed for those aged 10-15, excited about making things, solving problems and keen to meet new friends....

26 October 2022 12:30

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,...

26 October 2022 18:30

Walk in the freaky footsteps of ghosts and ghouls this October at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights. Follow the trick or treat stations around our 26-acre site and along the way,...

27 October 2022 18:30

Walk in the freaky footsteps of ghosts and ghouls this October at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights. Follow the trick or treat stations around our 26-acre site and along the way,...

28 October 2022 18:30

Walk in the freaky footsteps of ghosts and ghouls this October at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights. Follow the trick or treat stations around our 26-acre site and along the way,...

29 October 2022 18:30

Walk in the freaky footsteps of ghosts and ghouls this October at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights. Follow the trick or treat stations around our 26-acre site and along the way,...

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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.

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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