New image as Black Country Living Museum forges ahead with plan

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This artist’s impression offers a colourful insight into plans for a £21.7 million revamp at the Black Country Living Museum.

The ‘Forging Ahead’ project is the first phase of a 40-year plan to turn the venue into a ‘world class heritage attraction’.

Chiefs said it ‘will use real things, real people and real stories to engage and inspire visitors, of all ages, to learn about the Black Country’s heritage, its impact on the world and its relevance today’.

The future of the museum will include the creation of a 1940s to 1960s development, new learning spaces and improved visitor facilities.


Bosses have said they are aiming to ‘tell the story of the Black Country up to the closure of the Baggeridge Coal Mine in 1968.

Releasing the new image, the museum said on Twitter: “We’ve submitted the plans for our major development, BCLM: Forging Ahead. Here’s a first look at our new historic town.”


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