An exciting £30m tourism project that will whisk people back in time to the Black Country’s post-war heydays has been given a £711,000 investment boost by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
The Black Country Living Museum is building a range of new attractions at its site in Dudley, offering visitors a unique chance to experience what life was like in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
The Forging Ahead project is the Museum’s largest and most ambitious development since it opened in 1978. Once finished it will include a brand-new visitor welcome centre, learning spaces, industrial quarter, and historic high street.
It will expand the visitor experience by around a third and allow the Museum to cater for around half a million visitors a year.