Visit Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands for a great Christmas day out this festive season.

With a range of events on offer there’s something for everyone to enjoy as you explore Black Country Christmases through time. 

  • Glad Tidings – enjoy the Museum after hours for a cosy evening of entertainment.
  • Santa Hunts – explore the Museum on a small guided tour to find Santa.
  • Unwrapping Christmas – discover daytime activities including crafts, carols and stories with Christmas cheer! General admission tickets for Unwrapping Christmas will go on sale later this year. 

glad tidings

It’s the time of year to bring friends and family together for a cosy evening here at the Museum. Gather around our open fires, sing along with traditional carollers and Fifties favourites, and enjoy traditional Christmas treats to get into the festive mood. 

With costumed characters to meet and street entertainers to watch, experience a heart-warming, magical night that everyone will enjoy.

Although we recognise that Christmas is a magical time for all ages, we recommend Glad Tidings to those aged 8+. 

Friday 13 December, Saturday 14 December, Friday 20 December, Saturday 21 December, Sunday 22 December, Monday 23 December


Adult – £20
Child – £15
Carer – £10

Santa Hunts

Santa is making a welcome return to the Museum this Christmas. And this year it looks like he needs your help! Step up and join our elves to get Santa ready for the big day.

With a brand new storyline and new stops on your hunt for 2024, there’ll be even more magic as your little ones join in the search for the man himself. 

Please note that tickets for Santa Hunts will only be available to purchase via telephone from our Ticketing team on 0121 520 8054 (lines open 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday). 

We think that children aged 4+ will enjoy this experience the most.

Timeslots throughout the day from 9.30am onwards, with the last timeslot of the day at 3pm. Museum closes at 4pm.

Saturday 23 November, Sunday 24 November, Saturday 30 November

Sunday 1 December, Saturday 7 December, Sunday 8 December, Saturday 14 December, Sunday 15 December, Saturday 21 December, Sunday 22 December, Monday 23 December, Tuesday 24 December

Timeslots available throughout the day.

Adult – £19.50
Child – £14.50
Carer – £9.75

Unwrapping Christmas

The festive season is in full swing at Black Country Living Museum from Saturday 23 November until Sunday 5 January. 

Bring your friends and family along to ‘ave a warm by the hearth; the fires are lit, the stockings are hung and the period shops and houses are brimming with Christmas cheer!

Follow our family Christmas trail to explore stories of Christmases past, enjoy your favourite seasonal tunes and join in with festive crafts.

Chat with historic characters, take part in an Edwardian school lesson, watch an old-time movie and toast to the season with a warmed mulled wine by the fire. 

And what’s more… pay for one day and get 12 months free return visits with our UnChained Annual Pass – at no extra charge! Tickets for our daytime offer will be available to book later this year. 

Saturday 23 November until Sunday 5 January, according to our winter opening hours.


Daytime general admission prices apply.