Black Country Museum extends closure period

By Rebecca Sayce | Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Events at the Black Country Living Museum through May and June have been postponed.

Black Country Living Museum

A statement from the Dudley-based attraction said: "Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel/postpone all of our events for May/June.

"It was a tough decision that will have real consequences but safety must come first. Please check your inboxes or see our website for more info."

On March 18 it was announced that the popular attraction would temporarily close until May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking at the time of the initial closure, representatives from the venue said: "The welfare of our visitors, staff and community is of paramount importance to us.

"Therefore, we have decided to close the museum so that we can play our part in helping to stop the spread of the virus and support the efforts of the NHS.

"We will keep the closure period under constant review and will take any further necessary action in response to government advice as and when it is published.

"In the meantime, we are working to contact everyone who is likely to be affected by the closure, including event ticket holders and group bookers, so we ask that you bear with us during this time."

Various venues across the region have been closed with events cancelled or postponed.

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