Discover the perils of the past this half term

This February, head to Black Country Living Museum and discover how the world we live in today was shaped by the mishaps of the past. With hazards and history around every corner, you’ll be tripping over yourself to explore how Black Country workers spent their days ‘Living Dangerously’. 

Visitors invited to go ‘into the thick’

Black Country Living Museum have been teasing us with mine images and videos on their social media channels for the last two weeks. With audiences’ excitement brewing, today they have announced that they will be reopening their popular underground mine experience.

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,…

Group photograph in front of the Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre replica.

Museum opens brand-new 1960s pub

Black Country Living Museum invited 75 babies to celebrate the opening of its replica of Wolverhampton’s Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre, which will share stories about maternal and infant healthcare in the 1960s.

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…