VISITORS flocked to the newly reopened Black Country Living Museum this weekend after four months of lockdown closure.

More than 2,000 visitors passed through the gates at the Tipton Road museum for its grand reopening.

Bosses at the museum said the feedback from visitors has been "overwhelmingly positive", with tickets selling out across the weekend.

A spokesperson for the museum said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome over 2,000 visitors on our opening weekend. Our staff having been working hard to put measures in place to ensure that the Museum is a safe a possible for our visitors. The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to providing a safe, fun and fascinating day out for many more families to come.”


Reopening comes after the museum lost an estimated £3.1m in revenue and an anticipated 150,000 visitors during the lockdown period after it closed its doors in March.

The museum did recently receive a much-needed boost when it was granted £1.175m of financial support from Arts Council England's Emergency Response Fund to help it survive lockdown.

A raft of social distancing measures are in place at the museum including a one-way system for visitors to follow around the site, a queuing system in place outside the houses and shops and actors sharing their tales of Black Country life outside.

A small number of attractions, such as the underground mines, are closed but the museum's famous fish and chip shop is open.

Visitors must book tickets in advance via the Black Country Living Museum website.