forging ahead

As we embark on our major development project BCLM: Forging Ahead, we’re particularly looking to collect items up to the 1960s. We’re particularly interested in items which:

  • Have a strong connection with the Black Country
  • Are underrepresented in other local museums
  • Fill a gap in our existing collections

We're now looking to collect items up to the 1960s

Before bringing or sending an object to the museum you will first need to contact the Collections Care and Management Team via one of the following ways:

Email: [email protected] 

Post: Collections Care and Management Team, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

Please include in your letter or email a description and photo of the object(s), a brief history and current location of the object.

Once we have received all of the object information, it will be discussed by the Collections Care and Management Team. A member of the team will contact you to let you know the outcome.

If we would like to view your object, an appointment will be made for you to bring the object to the museum. Please note that agreement to view an object does not mean formal acceptance of an object into the collection as final confirmation can only be made following an assessment of the object in person.

Please note that any items that have not been approved via email or letter cannot be viewed.

Caravan man selling wares at black country living museum
Bedroom at black country living museum