Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) is an award winning open air museum that tells the story of industrial developments in and around Dudley and the West Midlands. Spanning a landscape of over 26 acres the museum has been open to the public for 34 years and is the UK’s third most-visited open-air museum. It welcomes more than 300,000 visitors through its gates each year.
In October 2012, £4.5m of European funding was awarded towards the redevelopment of the Castle Hill site to create shared visitor facilities. The project revolved around creating new access and infrastructure to create one shared arrival point for visitors to Dudley Zoo and Castle, the Black Country Living Museum and the Dudley Canal Trust.