Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road
West Midlands County





0121 557 9643

Booking Office

0121 520 8054


0121 557 4242

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Black Country Living Museum costumed characters and car on period street.
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Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s first industrial landscape.

Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

2014 Opening Hours

From Wed 15 January to Sun 30 March 2014 (inclusive):
Open: Wed to Sun: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Exception February Half Term (Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb):
Open Daily. 10.00am to 4.00pm

From Mon 31 March to Sun 2 Nov 2014:
Open: every day 10.00am to 5.00pm

Please note: the Museum will be closed on Saturday 20 September.

From Mon 3 Nov to Sun 28 Dec (inclusive)
Open: Wed - Sun, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Christmas 2014 & New Year 2015
Open: Mon 22 Dec - Wed 24 Dec, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed: Thu 25 & Fri 26 Dec
Open: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Dec, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: Mon 29 Dec 2014 to Tues 13 Jan 2015 (inclusive) Closed for building preservation work, cleaning & staff training.

Admission charges

Admission Prices - 2012

Adults: £15.95
Concessions: £12.75 *
Young People (5-16 years): £7.95
Under Fives: Free

Family Ticket
(2 Adults and up to 3 young people): £45.00

Museums Association Members: Free
Carer: £7.95

Parking: £3.00 per car

Group Rates available for parties of 15 or more

Optional canal tunnel trips & fairground rides available at additional charge

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* Concessions pricing applies to: Seniors - 60+; Students with NUS Card; Jobseekers
Without proof of eligibility, you will be asked to pay our standard admission fee


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Disabled access vehicle available on site

Since 1976 the museum has operated from an open air site near Dudley. The museum has specialised in relocating characteristic buildings from the Black Country area to this site. The museum's collections now total almost 40,000 items, ranging from the buildings through to large machines and vehicles, tools and domestic items, and an archive of photographs, books and ephemera. In 2003 the Black Country Living Museum acquired the site and collections of the Lock Museum (now Locksmith's House) in Willenhall.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Inland Waterways, Industry, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Historic buildings
  • Sunbeam vehicles
  • Newcomen engine
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photograph of woman weaving basket

Beginners Willow Basket Weaving - Day Course

  • 8 November 2014 10am-4pm

This is a full day of willow weaving with expert tuition and all materials and tools provided.

Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow weaving and create your own unique willow basket. This course has been designed to guide total beginners step by step through each stage of the basket making process so that at the end of the day you will have a finished round basket to take home.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17


£50.00 per person, includes a certificate of completion, free parking, use of materials and tools necessary to the course, refreshment vouchers and lunch voucher.