history brought to life

Explore over 40 carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas across 26 landscaped acres. Meet friendly historic characters who’ll tell you what it was like to live and work during the Industrial Revolution and beyond.

There’s plenty for the entire family to get stuck into:

  • Take a ride on one of our heritage vehicles
  • See daily live industrial demonstrations, including chain and nail making
  • Test your times tables in a 1912 school lesson
  • Play old-fashioned street games
  • Catch a vintage film in our 1920s cinema
  • Find out about weird and wonderful treatments of the past in our chemist
  • Enjoy the tastes of the past in our 1930s fish and chip shop, baker’s shop and traditional sweet shop
  • Quench your thirst in the Bottle & Glass Inn

Please note that we have had to make some closures/adaptations as a result of construction work for our BCLM: Forging Ahead development. Due to its close proximity to construction work, our underground mine experience is currently closed until further notice. However, we will be continuing to hold demonstrations and activities above ground at Racecourse Colliery. 

Opening times

Mon 28 Feb – Sun 3 AprOpen Wed-Sun, 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Mon 4 Apr – Sun 30 OctOpen daily, 10.00am-5.00pm
Mon 31 Oct – Sun 27 NovOpen Wed-Sun, 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Mon 28 Nov: Closed. 

Tues 29 Nov to Thu 1 Dec: Open, 10.00am-4.00pm

Fri 2 Dec: Closed. 

Sat 3 Dec to Sat 24 Dec: Open Wed-Sun, 10.00am-4.00pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Sun 25 Dec and Mon 26 Dec: Closed

Prices: General Admission

Ticket typePrice
Adult – 16+ £19.95
Concession – 65+ £17.95
Concession – student or unwaged £16.95
Young person – 3-15 years £9.95
Child – 0-2 years Free
Essential carer or companion* Free
Family tickets (everyone living at the same address)
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 young people) £58.95
Medium family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 young people) £50.00
Small family ticket (1 adult and up to 3 young people) £41.70
Car parking £3.50

Concessions are available for senior citizens (65+), full-time students of any age (please bring your student identification with you or TOTUM card) and unwaged (in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, PIP, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit; please bring evidence of your payment support dated within the last six months). Without the appropriate supporting documentation at the ticket desk, full admission price will be charged and no refunds will be issued at a later date. 

Any young person aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over.

*Essential carer: If a disabled visitor requires an essential carer to support them and enable them to access the Museum, this person is admitted free of charge. Please bring along either their carer’s network card or PIP cover letter as carer identification.

Getting here

Black Country Living Museum is situated in the heart of the Black Country on the A4037 between Dudley and Tipton. The Museum is well signposted from the M5 and M6.

Our brand-new car park is now open for visitors. To access our new car park, exit the A4037 (Tipton Road) onto Discovery Way. At the end of Discovery Way, at the roundabout take the second exit. Turn right into the new car park. 

M5 Junction 2

Follow the A4123 northwest toward Wolverhampton/Dudley. After three miles, turn left onto the A4037 Tipton Road heading south. The entrance is 150 yards on your right.

Please be aware that the Black Country ‘i’ (information) signs at junctions 1 and 3 on the M5 do not direct to the Museum.

M6 Junction 10   

Follow the A454 (A463) ‘Black Country Route’ toward Wolverhampton and Dudley for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto the A4123 Birmingham New Road toward Dudley heading southeast for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto the A4037 Tipton Road heading south.

Turn right onto the A4037 heading south. At the lights, turn right onto Discovery Way.  At the end of Discovery Way, at the roundabout take the second exit. Turn right into the car park.

Car parking         

There is ample car and coach parking at the Museum. A parking charge of £3.50 applies to cars for the whole day.

On busy days, you may be directed to our overflow car parking (car park two). Please note our overflow car parking is also £3.50 – please remember to purchase your car parking token at our Visitor Welcome Centre. BCLM Members and Blue Badge holders park for free, subject to availability.

Please respect our neighbours by parking in designated car parks only and not in residential areas.

Parking is at the vehicle owner’s risk. The Museum accepts no liability for accidents, damage, or theft of vehicles in its parking areas.

We are 1 mile from Tipton Train Station, which is on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line operated by West Midlands Railway. Plan your journey and check train time tables using the National Rail Enquiries website or by calling 08457 48 49 50.

Network West Midlands operate a number of bus routes that stop outside the Museum including:

  • 229 Bilston to Dudley via Coseley, Sedgley
  • 11 Walsall to Merry Hill via Wednesbury, Dudley
  • 11 Walsall to Dudley via Wednesbury

For bus information from Wolverhampton, Birmingham or other areas. Please visit the Network West Midlands website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 to plan your bus journey to the Museum.

The Museum is on the national cycle network route (Dudley National Cycle Route).

You can also take a slight detour if you are on the West Midlands Cycle Route (National Cycle Routes 5 and 54) or the Birmingham to Wolverhampton Cycle Route (National Cycle Route 81).

To plan your cycle journey to the Museum, visit

Our brand new Visitor Welcome Centre and car park are now open! Watch our walkthrough video below which shows you how to enter our new car park, and the facilities that are available in our new Welcome Centre. 


We want all of our visitors to have a bostin’ day out at the Museum. Find out more about accessibility and plan your visit in advance.


Become a Member of the Black Country Living Museum and enjoy exclusive benefits, such as priority booking, discounts on our special events, free parking, and behind the scenes tours.

Group bookings

If you’re thinking of making a group booking please call our Sales & Ticketing team on 0121 520 8054 or email  [email protected]