Discover our Museum
We cor’ wait to meet yow. Why not begin your Black Country experience before visiting us in-person by finding out more about our Collections or reading our blog?
Great news: more phases of our BCLM: Forging Ahead development will be opening this year, including Burgin's Newsagents and Laurie Thomas Hairdresser!
Our entire Collections are ‘Designated’ by Arts Council England, recognising their quality and national significance.
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Did you know that we have over 80,000 items in our Collections? We’re now looking for items to represent the 1940s-60s.
The Locksmith's House
Discover an atmospheric Edwardian house, our sister museum in Willenhall where time has stood still.
Underground mine experience
Mind yer ‘ed! Descend ‘into the thick’ of our underground drift mine and hear what ‘Elija Wedge’ has to tell you about the world of an 1850s Black Country coalminer.
The underground mine experience is included in the price of general admission.
Read our blog posts
Behind the Lens: The story of James Whale
In commemoration of this year’s LGBTQ+ History Month and it’s theme ‘behind the lens’, we look to Dudley’s most famous filmmaker James Whale.
Bringing back Black Country Folk from the past
Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) shares examples of characters that were used in 2022 to convey the hugely diverse stories the Black Country has to tell.
Disability history: Modern advances and historical devices
Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) shares examples of items linked to disability history and details the Curating for Change scheme, in a blog post written by Claudia Davies, Curating for Change Fellow at the Museum.
Legendary boat-builder remembered through donation to steam narrowboat President
Legendary boat-builder remembered through donation to steam narrowboat President.
Understanding Dudley’s Race Riots pt.2: The Contexts
In the second part of our series on the Dudley Race Riots, Dr Simon Briercliffe explores the social context of the early 1960s in Dudley and how circumstances led to the riots of July 1962.
Understanding Dudley’s Race Riots: pt.1 – What Happened
Researcher Dr Simon Briercliffe explores the events of July 1962 and how the Dudley Race Riots unfolded.