Black Country Living Museum


As part of the Home of Metal Festival the Black Country Living Museum celebrated the metal industries that brought fame to the Black Country. The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and variety of the industrial might that was unleashed.

Covering 26 acres of former industrial land Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s finest industrial landscape. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bough worldwide fame to the Black Country Towns. Participants at this event were able to take a trip on the tram to explore the canalside village, where they could meet and chat to the costumed characters. They were also able to explore the underground mine and to experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.

Supported by Arts Council England, Renaissance West Midlands and MLA.