The Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum
The award-winning Black Country Living Museum celebrates one of the UK’s most exciting yet hidden histories. It tells the story of the industrial revolution through the everyday lives of the people whose skills shaped the modern world. Through the endeavour, skill, energy and entrepreneurial spirit of the craftsmen and women - the world’s first industrial landscape was born in the Black Country. 

Recreated ‘living’ village lies at the heart of the Museum and gives visitors an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary men and women who made the Black Country what it was. Historic buildings from across the region have been moved, brick by brick and rebuilt at the Museum to create a typically tightly-knit Black Country community in the early 20th Century. 

Visitors can take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a nostalgic ride on a tram car or visit the period canalside village where time stands still. Costumed demonstrators live as they did one hundred years ago and visitors step into their world as they enter the Museum village. Traditional crafts are revived and nail making, chain making, baking and sweet making are all demonstrated.