Access Tours

Inclusive tours open to all

Join our qualified British Sign Language interpreter and Audio Described specialist as they share remarkable stories from the Black Country. 

Access Tours are included in general admission with no further purchase necessary. They are open to all existing UnChained Annual Passholders.

If you would like to join one of our Access Tours, please pre-book your ticket by clicking one of the links below or by emailing [email protected]

Or, make a telephone booking by calling: 0121 520 8054 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm).

If you wish to enquire via text on a textphone (Minicom/Uniphone), dial 18001 07520 632500 and follow the instructions.

A female character dressed in black holds a pestle and mortar. She is photographed in Emilie Doo's Chemist Shop.


When: Saturday 17 February
Theme: Health and wellbeing remedies from the past

Three characters dressed as pit bonk wenches stand on top of a pile of coal. They are holding shovels.


When: Saturday 9 March
Theme: Black Country women

A selection of historic cleaning tools, included a hard bristle brush, No 5 disinfectant and carbolic soap.


When: Saturday 20 April
Theme: Spring cleaning the old-fashioned way

A male character dressed in 1950s clothing sits on a 1959 DKR Defiant scooter.


When: Saturday 18 May
Theme: Black Country motorbikes and scooters

Seven Black people stand in costume in front of the Canal Dock. The six woman all wear dresses with some carrying suitcases, as they represent the Windrush Generation.


When: Saturday 22 June
Theme: Voices of Windrush

A photograph of the kitchen of the 1940s Cast Iron House. It is quite sparse, with a selection of fixtures and fittings included a small sink and a wooden table with one chair.


When: Saturday 13 July
Theme: Tastes of the 1940s

A small brown case holds a variety of mourning wear, including a selection of black brooches.


When: Saturday 28 September
Theme: Black Country murders

Four Black women stand in costume, each representing a different historical figure.


When: Saturday 26 October
Theme: Black history, our history

A woman wearing a white apron and black jacket holds a white candlestick. The candle is burning with a small orange flame. She is standing in front of a shop window.


When: Saturday 2 November
Theme: Lighting the Industrial Revolution

A woman dressed in 1950s clothing decorates a silver Christmas tree.


When: Saturday 7 December
Theme: British Christmas traditions

A photograph shows a person in a motorised wheelchair using a ramp to leave a recreated shop.

Access Guide

We are committed to making the Museum a welcoming, safe and respectful place for everyone to work and visit. 

A close up photograph shows a woman dressed in a grey coat wearing a beret that covers her brown curls. She's smiling and stands in front of recreated shops.


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Booking your Access Tour

This video, with closed captions, voiceover and BSL interpretation, gives you guidance on how you can book your Access Tour. Book on our website, by emailing [email protected] or by using a textphone (dial 18001 07520 632500 and follow the instructions).