Discover our Museum

Leave the 21st century behind for the day and experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Black Country as you explore rebuilt, replica or recreated shops, houses and industrial workshops.

Head underground in our Victorian coal mine, discover Black Country life in an Edwardian village, grab some snap from our 1930s street, or step into living memory and explore our new 1940s-1960s high street. 

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 – no further purchase necessary! 

New high street

Step into the 1940s, 50s and 60s and experience the hustle and bustle of our new high street.

Meet new historic characters, spot vintage transport, and don’t forget to listen to the Talking Clock or ‘Dial-a-Disc’ in our beautiful 1960s telephone box. With lots of new stories to discover, there’s something for everyone.

A photograph shows a staff member giving directions to two visitors who are holding the Museum's map.

Visitor map

The Museum is around 26 acres, which is the same size as about 20 football fields.

Bedroom at black country living museum

Our collections

Did you know that we have over 80,000 items in our collections? These items include our buildings and transport.

Locksmith's House

Discover an atmospheric Edwardian house, our sister museum in Willenhall where time has stood still. 

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