The newly opened BC Geopark headquarters, 'Dudley Museum at The Archives', displays some of the finest heritage of the Black Country and tells the landscape story through time. The headquarters is the starting point for visitors to explore the entire Black Country by giving them a small taste of the many heritage wonders of this amazing area, and then pointing them outwards to explore the wider Geopark. The Geopark room contains information on each of our geosites and upcoming events across the Black Country. In addition, our new aspiring Black Country Global Geopark video raises awareness of the project and is available as a continual loop film at the Museum and at various places online. The new headquarters is also the focus of educational sessions to the public.
As part of our Junior’s and Adults at Museum’s events programme we offer drop in Rock and Fossil Identification sessions, formal education sessions on 'How to be a dinosaur' and various history presentations ranging from pre-history to Saxons and Vikings.
In 2018, the Museum was the focus for the Black Country's contributions to Geopark Week and held Black Country Geopark awareness days and continued the microfossil research.