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Sheer Edge Venue Spotlight – The Black Country Living Museum

Imagine hosting your next event at a venue that holds 300 years of history, from Industrial revolution to Post-War prosperity. Dive back into a world of history, with sights, smells and tastes that will take you back 100’s of years to a time when your parents, grand-parents and great grandparents would have played in the streets with tin cans, used ration books, cleaned their teeth with their finger and coal, saved for weeks and worked very hard in the coal mines to get some money to buy sweets from the local shop.  

This venue was opened in 1978 and is home to shops, houses, industrial buildings from all over the Black Country, most buildings were relocated from their original sites in the borough to their new home at The Black Country Living Museum, we don’t think there is a venue more unique or perfectly placed for your next event! Black Country Living Museum

Discover a real mine, take a trip on the tram, grab some old school scrumptious fish and chips, talking about school – re – light your memories or make new ones and take a lesson in the schoolhouse – can you recite your alphabet backwards?! You best hope you can else yam will get the cane! 

Spend some time in the original back-to-back houses built in the 1850’s and relocated here, these were homes of farm workers, collier and iron workers 

We love all of the versatile spaces at the Black Country Living Museum but one in particular, is the Women’s Institute, we can see this space being perfect for a networking event, or for a welcome presentation, followed by a tour at night of the museum and a cone of fish and chips exploring all that this wonderful museum has to offer.  

BCLM foyer meeting space

Women's Institute BCLM

Or perhaps another exciting space is the old Rolfe Street Swimming Baths from Smethwick – the pool was taken down and erected on site here and is soon to be open ready to host many wonderful events, hosting 300 theatre and 120 cabaret. 

After your event, why not take a walk or catch the bus down into the town where you can grab a homemade cake, some sweets from the sweet shop, then put on your hard hat for a tour of the underground mine, where they talk about the history of the mine and what is was like in times gone by.  

Then we think it will be time to wet your whistle in a working public house, set out just as it would have been in the 1900’s, there are two to choose from, both can accommodate large numbers, outdoor seating and a warm welcome. BCLM street and bus

The team at the Black Country Living Museum are incredible at finding the right space for you from a small team gathering, team away day to a large conference or dinner, whatever you need we will work with the venue team and see what exciting plans we can pull together for you.  

Black Country Living Museum Meeting space

The museum is forever evolving, and we are excited to be sharing with you this incredible versatile and unique venue.  

Whatever you have in mind for this unique venue, get in touch with Sheer Edge today and we can talk through the endless possibilities. or call us: 0330 223 3176 

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