Black Country Living Museum

Awlroight, ow' bist?

At Black Country Living Museum, we connect you 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.

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

Directions

Discovery Way
Dudley, DY1 4AL

Your visit

We’re open daily. Start planning your day out.

Membership

Unlimited daytime visits, free parking and more!

1950s Evening

Saturday 11 May | Live music, dancing and great food!
 
From vintage fashion and rockabilly style to live music and dancing, our 1950s Evening promises an unforgettable journey through this exciting decade.
 
With headline acts including Rockin’em and The Bitter Lemons, yow will be dancing all night long!
An image of a couple at 1950s Evening in 2023. The man is seated in a motorised scooter and has a light purple jacket. The woman is in a floral dress and leaning next to him. Both are smiling at the camera.

Our latest events

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. 

13 July 2024 19:00

Step back to the 1940s as we transform our streets and houses into a homefront community. Enjoy a host of live music and entertainment. 

31 July 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. 

7 August 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. 

14 August 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. 

21 August 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 August 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. 

21 September 2024 13:00

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

28 September 2024 10:30

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