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Experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Black Country as you explore shops, houses and industrial workshops rebuilt in our canalside village.

Experience England of yesteryear as you explore over 26 acres packed full of recreated and rebuilt shops, homes and industrial workshops at Black Country Living Museum.

Located in the heart of the West Midlands, the Museum tells over 200 years of history, from the Industrial Revolution to post-war prosperity, through living interpretation.

Visitors are invited to step inside each of the buildings to say ‘Ow am ya?’ and chat with the people that made this place home, from metalworkers and miners to nurses and schoolteachers – and even a pub landlord or two.

They will discover the history of a small region that made a big impact on the people, culture and industry of the world and understand why the area was called ‘the Black Country’.

There are many experiences for visitors to enjoy that will take them back in time. They can go underground in the drift mine to find out what life was like for an 1850s miner or watch a short film from the silent era in the 1920s cinema.

The latest addition, a 1940s-60s high street, is open for business and shares popular culture of the time. Visitors can meet new historic characters, see the latest fashions, taste nostalgic sweets, listen to trend setting vinyl records, and shop in the 1950s butchers.

For those of you who are thrill seekers, head over to the fairground to experience traditional rides, reach for the stars on the super-sonic jets or have a go at old-time stall games.

And, as you delve into the past, why not buy some of the famously bostin’ fish and chips, pick up a paper bag of traditional sweets or get a round in… enjoy a Babycham in the stylish 1950s pub or have a traditional cask conditioned beer in the spit-and-sawdust Bottle & Glass Inn.

All of this included in one price and what’s more, when you pay for just one day, they give you a ticket to return as many times as you would like for a whole year at no extra charge!*

*The BCLM UnChained Pass is valid for unlimited daytime admission for 12 months. It is not valid for some of the Museum’s special events and courses, and it cannot be purchased or used in conjunction with any other offer.

There is an extensive programme of evening and special events throughout the year at the Museum, including Halloween and Christmas, as well as special family events.

  • Black Country Living Museum

    Tipton Road,
    West Midlands
    DY1 4SQ

    Telephone: 0121 557 9643


  • Opening Hours 2024

    Monday 8 January to Friday 26 January - Closed for winter maintenance

    Saturday 27 January to Sunday 11 February - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Monday 12 February to Sunday 18 February, - Open daily, 10am-4pm

    Monday 19 February to Friday 22 March, - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Saturday 23 March to Sunday 3 November, - Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Monday 4 November to Tuesday 24 December, - Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm

    Wednesday 25 December & Thursday 26 December - Closed

    Friday 27 December to Sunday 31 December - Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm