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Contact:  01215579643 Address: Tipton Rd
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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Black Country Living Museum

Ready for a journey back in time? Opened in 1975, the Black Country Living Museum educates visitors on how this region was at the heart of the industrial revolution. Set in Dudley, this open-air living museum is home to costumed characters that catapult listeners to this fascinating era. You might recognise the museum as it was used frequently as a filming location for the popular BBC Drama Peaky Blinders, which pulled in a whopping audience of 55.6 million viewers.

What does the Black Country Living Museum have to offer?

Plenty! Spend your day exploring authentic Victorian streets, enjoy a ride on a heritage vehicle and enjoy a pack of chips as they would have tasted in the 1930s. The coal mining industry is what famously provided the Black Country with its name, so make use of the chance to head underground to learn about the life of an 1850s miner. Whether you want to watch a vintage film in the 1920s cinema or satisfy your sweet tooth in the shop, the a list of options. There are numerous gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available.

Ticket information and opening times

Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum entrance. The Black Country Living Museum offers an annual membership that provides a discount of up to 25% on various aspects of your visit, including special events, food, drink outlets and items in the shops on site.

Opening times: The museum is open all days of the week, from 10 am to 5 pm, giving you loads of time to explore and take in all the site's wonders.

Special events

From immersive exhibits to special events throughout the year, the Black Country Living Museum has something for everyone. The museum promises experiences that will transport you back in time. Whether you're a history buff, a family looking for a fun day out, or a traveller seeking authentic cultural experiences, the museum has something for everyone. Here we provide a snippet of some of the exciting events that the Black Country Living Museum hosts.


Prepare for a spine-chilling experience with Halloween-themed events, including ghost tours, spooky storytelling, and costume competitions.

Live demonstrations

Watch skilled artisans demonstrate traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, glassblowing, and pottery-making, bringing history to life before your eyes.

Night events

For older audiences, there is the option to experience the museum in a different light from evening events. The Peaky Blinders Night is one of the most notorious; information about the peaky blinders and what the museum offers to fans of the show can be found as you read on.

Christmas at the Black Country Living Museum

Looking for an opportunity to huddle together around a warm coal fire and sip on delicious hot mulled wine, or pop to our roasted chestnut stall for a tasty seasonal treat? Christmas at this museum will provide you with a unique and memorable experience, so it is worth adding to your itinerary. Black Country Living Museum hosts regular events, so it is worth keeping up to date on these events to make sure you don’t miss out.

Peaky blinders

Peaky Blinders at the Black Country Living Museum

The story of the Peaky Blinders, set in early 20th-century Birmingham, draws heavily from the industrial backdrop of the Black Country. The show gathered a whopping audience of 55.6 million viewers, making it one of the UK’s largest shows.

Visitors to the museum can explore authentic period buildings and streets that resemble locations featured in Peaky Blinders. Are you a super fan? Dress up in Peaky Blinders-style attire and capture memorable photos in this historic setting. The annual Peaky Blinders Night event offers a party like no other, allowing you to feel as though you are part of the cast.

Where to stay

Our fellow campers will be happy to know that there are various campsites near Birmingham, of which our gorgeous Clent Hills Club Site is the closest. Find out more about the benefits of joining the Club, including the ability to stay at our member-exclusive sites.

How to reach the Black Country Living Museum

The museum is located on Tipton Road, Dudley, only 10 kilometres away from the UK’s second-largest city: Birmingham. This makes it easily accessible from various major cities in the UK, for which we provide instructions depending on your location or mode of transport below:

By car:

The museum is easily accessible by car, and using a satnav will help guide you to your destination with ease.

Wolverhampton – 25 minutes

Birmingham – 35 minutes

Stafford – 50 minutes

Leicester – 1 hour 20 minutes

London – 2 hours 45 minutes Visitors arriving by car will be happy to know that ample parking is available at the museum. 

Bit unsure of how to use your satnav device? Our handy guide on satnavs will give you provide with some tips on how to operate it. View directions and travel advice on the Black Country Living Museum website.

Access requirements

The Black Country Living Museum provides wheelchair-accessible pathways, ramps, designated parking, and accessible toilets for visitors with mobility challenges. For specific accessibility needs, visitors are encouraged to contact the museum in advance for personalised assistance and visit the website for further details. If we have somehow left any questions unanswered, the website has an FAQ page with various questions and answers.

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