Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum

Charity information

Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum is a registered educational charity and one of the UK’s leading open-air museums. For nearly 40 years the Museum has sought to conserve and celebrate the buildings, traditions and people which gave the world its first industrial landscape. Through a thriving village setting spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the Museum uses its collections and historically authentic exhibits to bring the story of the Black Country to life.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    Our staff live in the Museum to welcome you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives, so you too can see, taste, feel, smell, hear and join in 300 years of Black Country history.

  • Aims

    Black Country Living Museum aims to:

    • The advancement of education for all by increasing and inspiring the public’s understanding and appreciation of the significance and impact of the Black Country since the 18th Century.
    • The provision, safeguarding & development of a museum & collections as a means of recording the contribution of the region since the 18th Century to the development of the modern industrialised world
  • Overview

    Established: October 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 504481

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 58

    Part time staff: 141

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01215215608

    Address: Black Country Living Museum DY1 4SQ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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