Black Country Living Museum

Bring your students along to the Black Country Living Museum for an exciting and engaging learning experience where you’ll hear, see and smell 300 years of history like no other. We cater for all ages and levels, from Early Years through to Higher Education and cover a broad subject area, including History, English, the STEM subjects and Art & Design.

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    The Black Country as a distinct area emerged in the 1830s, creating the first large scale industrial landscape anywhere in the world – “black by day and red by night”. The Museum tells the story of the lifestyles, cultures, traditions and industries of the people living here from 1850-1950. It is the story of things being made as well as lives being led, and so offers learning opportunities for a broad range of curriculum subjects.

    Use our site to undertake a choice of historical enquiry investigations focusing on “real lives, real stories”. In addition to local history studies for all key stages, we offer a range of curriculum linked themed visits. These include Toys Past and Present, Houses and Homes, and Transport through the Ages for Key Stage 1 students studying Changes within Living Memory. Key Stage 2 students can become History Detectives, comparing and contrasting the lives of real children who lived and worked in the region from 1850-1940. An Accident Investigator programme enables Key Stage 2-4 students to explore the impact of industry and social, cultural and technological changes during the 19th and early 20th centuries. A range of museum-led learning experiences can be booked to enhance the visit, including a 1912 Classroom Experience, an Underground Mine Tour, hands-on toys and laundry sessions, canal art workshops and an Investigating Primary Sources session

    Celebrating the rich scientific and manufacturing heritage of the Black Country, the Museum also offers a range of full day Design & Technology workshops and STEM focus visits, in addition to our annual Chemistry at Work and Manufacturing at Work events.

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    Discounted admission for groups of 15+
    (We cater for any size group)

    •    1 teacher admitted FREE with every 10 students
    •    FREE preliminary visit for 2 teachers

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    Please see website or contact for details


    Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ


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