Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ

Telling the story of one of Britain’s first industrialised landscapes

Black Country Living Museum is an immersive, open air museum that tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain. Set across 26 acres, the museum includes over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country’s story. Visitors learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse, meeting historic characters and seeing history brought to life.

Courtesy of Black Country Living Museum

Museum Fellow

Claudia Davies

Claudia Davies is currently a Curating For Change Fellow at the Black Country Living Museum. She has a background in archaeology and heritage as she completed her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology in 2021, and MA in International Cultural Heritage Management in 2022 at Durham University. She is deaf and has a passion for better representation of D/deaf and disabled people and stories, as well as the accessibility and inclusivity of museum spaces and interpretation. Claudia’s undergraduate and masters dissertations focused on D/deaf access to museums and heritage sites, respectively. She is due to complete her Fellowship in February 2024 and wants to pursue a career in the museum and heritage sector