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Black Country Living Museum

Established in 1978, Black Country Living Museum is one of the UK’s leading open-air museums.
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Designated by Arts Council England for the quality and national significance of its collections, visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the past as they uncover the rich industrial heritage of the region.

They’ll explore 26 acres of shops, houses and industrial areas and in doing so get a unique insight into the contribution and impact the Black Country had on the world. Historic characters bring to life the stories of some of the most hard-working, ingenious and influential people you could imagine, making this an experience few others can match.

On their membership with SWM, they say:

“As an educational charity, Black Country Living Museum tells the story of the industrial revolution and the impact it had on the world. The mining of coal and other vital resources is the reason the world is as advanced as it is, however, it’s also the reason the world faces the challenges it does. The Museum is uniquely placed to continue to share the historical importance and educate visitors on the environmental impact in engaging and accurate ways, in doing so the Museum is also committed to addressing its own footprint and sees Sustainability West Midlands as the gateway to linking with other organisations to do this, truly mixing the old with the new.”

Our primary contact is Paul Crofts, Chief Operating Officer.