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Black Country Chainmaker says a fond farewell

Today (Friday 30 Sep), Black Country Living Museum wishes one of their blacksmiths a fond farewell. Kevin Lowe started his contribution to the Museum as a volunteer in 1992 and, when an opportunity came about for him to learn how to forge chain and nails, he was keen to apply. Some 20 plus years later,…

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Christmas – We Need Your Help!

Feeling festive yet? We know it’s still early, but we are asking for your help in creating the perfect Christmas setting at the Museum this year! We are seeking donations of historic Christmas decorations to bring some festive cheer to our historic buildings over the Christmas period. In particular, decorations from the 1950s and 60s,…

Jubilee Character features on National News

As part of the Museum’s Bostin’ Jubilee Bash activities, we’re celebrating migration, exploring the stories of those who moved to the Black Country ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. One of our Jubilee characters – Mr Singh – is based in part on the memories of a Mr Piara Singh, who migrated to…

BCLM Celebrates Migration Stories During Jubilee

As part of our May half term Jubilee activities, we’re celebrating migration to the region, exploring stories of people in the South Asian community who migrated to the Black Country during the 1950s.  Our Bostin’ Jubilee Bash celebration promises visitors a week of ‘Right Royal Fun’ with the opportunity to dress up in red, white…

The Elephant we’ll never forget – Can you help?

Black Country Living Museum is calling out for donations of furnishings and objects to set dress the recreation of a once-treasured pub – The Elephant & Castle. As part of our brand-new Forging Ahead development, we are recreating The Elephant & Castle pub, which will be set in the 1960s. Built in 1905, the Elephant…

Win an eggcellent prize with BCLM this Easter!

This Easter we’re giving you the chance to WIN a BCLM membership! BCLM Membership gives you the chance to enjoy free return visits for 12 months, along with a host of extra benefits, including: Priority booking for BCLM special events Discounts in our food outlets and shops Exclusive BCLM Member events that take you behind…

Join the Forging Ahead Black Country Brick Hunt!

Black Country Living Museum is currently building a replica brickworks as part of its Forging Ahead development, loosely based on the works at the Cricket Field Colliery, Brockmoor. To support this historic infrastructure, the Museum is seeking stories and memories from those who worked in the brickmaking industry in the 20th century and are particularly…

BCLM says a big Thank You to National Lottery…

Black Country Living Museum is proud to be a participating venue in this year’s National Lottery Open Week (NLOW). National Lottery Heritage Fund have made a significant investment in our brand new 1940s-60s development BCLM Forging Ahead, for which construction is well underway! As our way of saying a big thank you we’ve decided to…