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Seeking memories of Marsh & Baxter Pork Butchers

Black Country Living Museum is recreating Brierley Hill’s Marsh & Baxter pork butchers’ shop in their brand new 1940s-60s high street. On Saturday 11th September 2021, as part of Brierley Hill’s Heritage Open Day celebrations organised by the Brierley Hill Community Forum, Black Country Living Museum will have a stall inside Brierley Hill Marketplace. Their…

125k Vaccinations Delivered at BCLM Vaccination Centre

NHS leaders have thanked the staff and volunteers who have made COVID-19 vaccinations possible at the Black Country Living Museum, as the vaccination centre closes its doors.  The Black Country Living Museum, which was the area’s first large vaccination site to open, has been instrumental in the vaccine rollout, delivering over 125,000 doses since opening…

Forging Ahead: New Book by Simon Briercliffe

Forging Ahead: New Book Celebrating the Post-War Years of Prosperity in the Black Country In the wake of World War Two, a unique social, economic, and industrial climate led to decades of prosperity in the Black Country, the likes of which the region had not seen before. A new book published by History West Midlands,…

Thank you to our vaccination heroes

NHS leaders have thanked the staff and volunteers who have made vaccinations possible in the Black Country and West Birmingham, as the programme prepares to move into its second phase.  A combination of large-scale vaccination sites, GP practices and local pharmacies have come together over six months to deliver more than 913,000 doses of the…

AIM appoints Lisa Ollerhead as Director (Chief Executive)

AIM has appointed Lisa Ollerhead as its new Director (Chief Executive) following a comprehensive recruitment process. Lisa joins AIM from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As Head of Museums Policy since 2016, she played a leading role in the response for museums during COVID-19 and was closely involved in the design…