DUDLEY'S Black Country Living Museum is set to welcome back visitors from Monday May 17.

The Tipton Road museum, which has been acting up as a mass vaccination centre for people to get their Covid-19 jabs, will be re-opening its doors after five months of closure due to lockdown.

Historic shops, houses, and industrial installations will be open across the 26-acre site which will again revert to hosting live demonstrations showing people what the Black County was like back in time.

Visitors will be able to ‘Discover the Black Country’ across six historically-themed zones.

The museum’s vintage transport collection highlights how Black Country vehicles helped to turn the wheels of industry and society.

People will be able to hear stories of the dangers of working underground extracting 'Black Gold' from pits across the Black Country and see explosive demonstrations in the Mining Madness show at Racecourse Colliery.

Visitors can also pop to Festival Park to step into 1951 as the Festival of Britain is in full swing and explore the festival exhibition where characters will recreate the famous ‘Festival Fare’ cooking competition.

Museum characters will also be sharing tales of industry and celebrating the launch of the Titanic with its Black Country-made Hingley Anchor.

People can visit the Workshops of the World in the museum's Boat Dock to experience a new demonstration: Building the Titanic - revealing the quite literal links between history’s most famous ocean liner and Black Country industry(available on weekends only).

If that's not enough, visitors can experience the Hearth & Homefront area where characters are dealing with the outbreak of WWII; and at St James’s School they'll be able to experience what it was like to go to school in the 1940s and try their hand at popular wartime games.

Admission to the museum must be pre-booked online at bclm.com. General admission tickets give visitors 12 months of free unlimited daytime return visits.

The museum has been operating as a mass vaccination centre for Covid jabs for the borough and beyond since late January but first dose vaccinations are now no longer being offered at the site.

People who had their first dose there can still have their second at the venue and in the early weeks of the museum’s reopening these second dose clinics will run alongside the site’s normal work.