What's on

Member notice: Please ensure you log-in to your account to receive your membership benefits including the priority booking service and all applicable discounts.
admission tickets

General museum admission

  • Valid for unlimited daytime admission for 12 months (see opening times).
  • BCLM Unchained Annual Pass is not valid for evening events or courses and cannot be purchased or used in conjunction with any other offer.


Locksmith's Forge Experience
A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith Demonstrator.

Please note this event is not at Black Country Living Museum, and takes place at: The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA
Sat 25 May 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 15 June 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 13 July 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 17 August 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 21 September 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 12 October 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience
Sat 16 November 2019 10:00AM Locksmith's Forge Experience


YACC 2019
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

For ages 8-15
Wed 29 May 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 31 July 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 7 August 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 14 August 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 21 August 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 28 August 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019
Wed 30 October 2019 12:30PM YACC 2019


Meet the Brewer - The Green Duck Company
Make your friends green with envy by meeting the brewer at our evening event held with Black Country-based Green Duck Brewery.
Fri 26 July 2019 7:00PM Meet the Brewer - The Green Duck Company


Edwardian Cooking Experience
Settle in for a day of traditional cookery by the warmth of the range.

Please note this event is not at Black Country Living Museum, and takes place at: The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA
Sat 28 September 2019 10:00AM Edwardian Cooking Experience


Poetry Writing Workshop
A day of writing which will draw on the built environment of the Museum and delve into your own experiences.
Sat 28 September 2019 10:00AM Poetry Writing Workshop



Discover the heritage craft of working with leather. Join us for a family friendly workshop to learn basic techniques including cutting, marking and decorating to create your own individual leather key rings.

For family members of all ages and generations ages 8+.
Thu 30 May 2019 10:00AM Family Workshop: Leather Key Rings
Thu 30 May 2019 1:30PM Family Workshop: Leather Key Rings
Thu 30 May 2019 3:00PM Family Workshop: Leather Key Rings


Family Felt Making Workshop: Bugs and Butterflies
Learn about the history of the craft while developing a fantastic piece to take home.

Create a fantastic picture piece along the theme of bugs and butterflies.

Suitable for all ages from 6+
Sat 1 June 2019 10:00AM Family Felt Making Workshop: Bugs and Butterflies
Sat 1 June 2019 1:30PM Family Felt Making Workshop: Bugs and Butterflies


Peaky Blinders Night
Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress and step inside the world of the Shelbys.

Adults only event (16+)

Fri 7 June 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night
Sat 8 June 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night
Fri 6 September 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night
Sat 7 September 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night
Fri 13 September 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night
Sat 14 September 2019 7:00PM Peaky Blinders Night


 Audio Descriptive Tour - The Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath
Discover the story of the women chain makers of Cradley Heath, who laid down their tools to strike for a living wage.

Come and explore our Audio Descriptive tours with one of our trained costume demonstrators exploring Black Country history through touch and handling experiences.

All of our British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive tours are free to Unchained Annual Pass holders – if you already have an UnChained Annual Pass, you will still need to book your place by emailing at salesandticketing@bclm.com.

If you haven’t got an UnChained Pass Ticket, please select the tour date you wish to book and continue to purchase your ticket as normal. All full price tickets will automatically grant you 12 month’ unlimited daytime visits.

Note: Why not make the most of your visit and arrive when we open at 10am and meet us in the Main visitor reception at 2pm.
Sat 8 June 2019 2:00PM Audio Descriptive Tour - The Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath


Raise a glass fo Fathers Day - beer tasting with Sadler's Ales
Make your Father’s day extra special by meeting the experts from Black Country-based Sadler’s Ales at our ale tasting weekender!
Fri 14 June 2019 7:00PM Raise a glass fo Fathers Day - beer tasting with Sadler's Ales
Sat 15 June 2019 7:00PM Raise a glass fo Fathers Day - beer tasting with Sadler's Ales


1940's Evening
The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night as a separate evening event takes place on Saturday 13 July.
Sat 13 July 2019 6:30PM 1940's Evening


Taste of the Great British Summer with Chase Distillery
Enjoy a taste of summer by sampling a range of exotic gins and vodka with Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery.
Fri 19 July 2019 7:00PM Taste of the Great British Summer with Chase Distillery


Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop for family members of all ages and generations. Learn an exciting variety of making techniques using real clay with the experienced tuition of ceramic artist Jon Williams.
Fri 26 July 2019 10:00AM Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop
Fri 26 July 2019 1:30PM Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop


1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
See what life was like for Willenhall's Hodson family during the Second World War. There is plenty for all the family to join in with in and around the Hodson family home.
Please note this event is not at Black Country Living Museum, and takes place at: The Locksmith’s House, Willenhall, WV13 2DA.
Sat 27 July 2019 11:00AM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 11:30AM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 12:00PM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 12:30PM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 1:00PM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 1:30PM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House
Sat 27 July 2019 2:00PM 1940's Day at the Locksmith's House


Family Print Making Workshop
Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

Bring your own photos or images along to etch onto perspex or use one of the images provided for inspiration. This 2 hour workshop is good for family artists of all ages and generations from age 8+.
Thu 1 August 2019 10:00AM Family Print Making Workshop
Thu 1 August 2019 1:30PM Family Print Making Workshop


Family Metal Petals
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing to create your own unique metal flower to take home with you at the end of the session.

For family members of all ages and generations from age 10+.
Thu 8 August 2019 10:00AM Family Metal Petals
Thu 8 August 2019 1:30PM Family Metal Petals



Come and learn about the wonderful art of enamelling - fusing glass to metal.
For family members of all ages and generations from age 8+.
Thu 15 August 2019 10:00AM Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques
Thu 15 August 2019 1:30PM Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques


A night with Dr Eamers - Gin Tasting
Join Dr Eamers' Emporium founder Jordan Lunn for an excellent evening of gin tasting!
Sat 17 August 2019 7:00PM A night with Dr Eamers - Gin Tasting


Family Workshop: Rag Rug Making
Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making with a modern twist in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
For family members of all ages and generations.
Thu 29 August 2019 10:00AM Family Workshop: Rag Rug Making


Audio Descriptive tour - Travel on one of our vintage vehicles made in the Black Country
Explore the Museum at your own page with your personal driver as you take a leisurely ride on Doris, our accessible vehicle with tail lift.

Come and explore our Audio Descriptive tours with one of our trained costume demonstrators exploring Black Country history through touch and handling experiences.

All of our British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive tours are free to Unchained Annual Pass holders – if you already have an UnChained Annual Pass, you will still need to book your place by emailing at salesandticketing@bclm.com.

If you haven’t got an UnChained Pass Ticket, please select the tour date you wish to book and continue to purchase your ticket as normal. All full price tickets will automatically grant you 12 month’ unlimited daytime visits.

Note: Why not make the most of your visit and arrive when we open at 10am and meet us in the Main visitor reception at 2pm.
Sat 14 September 2019 1:00PM Audio Descriptive tour - Travel on one of our vintage vehicles made in the Black Country



A study day exploring the distinctive and fascinating buildings and structures of our man-made waterways.

Further details to be confirmed.
Sat 21 September 2019 9:00AM Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day


Family Workshop: Canal Art
Come and learn the traditional techniques of canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

For family members of all ages and generations.
Sat 21 September 2019 1:30PM Family Workshop: Canal Art


Halloween Nights
Bring the family for a frightfully fun evening of entertainment as you trick or treat your way around the Museum. Make sure to dress up - you might win a prize for the best-dressed ghoul!
Fri 25 October 2019 6:30PM Halloween Nights
Sat 26 October 2019 6:30PM Halloween Nights
Wed 30 October 2019 6:30PM Halloween Nights
Thu 31 October 2019 6:30PM Halloween Nights


Willenhall Horrible Histories
Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House and take part in our spooky themed trail around the house.
Please note this event is not at Black Country Living Museum, and takes place at: The Locksmith’s House, Willenhall, WV13 2DA.
Sat 26 October 2019 11:00AM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 11:30AM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 12:00PM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 12:30PM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 1:00PM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 1:30PM Willenhall Horrible Histories
Sat 26 October 2019 2:00PM Willenhall Horrible Histories


Family Workshop: Candle Making
Join us and have a go at creating a jar candle using coloured soya blocks and by adding candle scents.
Sun 27 October 2019 10:00AM Family Workshop: Candle Making
Sun 27 October 2019 1:30PM Family Workshop: Candle Making


Audio Descriptive tour - The Aromas of Emile Doo's The Chemist
Visit Emile Doo's and discover his amazing treatments - it's a one stop shop for all of your ailments and remedies.

Come and explore our Audio Descriptive tours with one of our trained costume demonstrators exploring Black Country history through touch and handling experiences.

All of our British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive tours are free to Unchained Annual Pass holders – if you already have an UnChained Annual Pass, you will still need to book your place by emailing at salesandticketing@bclm.com.

If you haven’t got an UnChained Pass Ticket, please select the tour date you wish to book and continue to purchase your ticket as normal. All full price tickets will automatically grant you 12 month’ unlimited daytime visits.

Note: Why not make the most of your visit and arrive when we open at 10am and meet us in the Main visitor reception at 2pm.
Sat 16 November 2019 2:00PM Audio Descriptive tour - The Aromas of Emile Doo's The Chemist