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Chainmaker at Black Country Living Museum

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Historically, the Black Country played a vital role in the nation’s industrial history. This was the world’s first industrial landscape and one of the most intensely industrialised regions of the UK.

Bedroom at black country living museum

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Did you know that we have over 80,000 items in our collection? We’re now looking for items to represent the 1940s-60s.

Forging ahead

We’re creating a major new historic 1940s-1960s development, new learning spaces and a brand new visitor centre, taking our story up to the closure of the Baggeridge Coal Mine in 1968 which brought about the end of a unique era for the Black Country.

The Museum’s entire collections are 'Designated' by Arts Council England, recognising their quality and national significance

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