Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and the Wolverhampton Museum Services, along with the Black Country Living Museum, have each submitted historic artefacts that have a special connection to their respective boroughs.
David Eveleigh, curator of BCLM, put forward a cast iron door knocker, manufactured by the Kenricks family in West Bromwich.
"The Kenricks and other iron founders established the Black Country as the foremost centre for the production of cast iron domestic goods in the country," he says.
"At the time, it was the only way that fine, good quality art could be mass-produced and the door knocker really reflects mid-Victorian design."
The Sandwell Museum Service selected a sword owned by Mr John Ashley Kilvert that was used by him during the Crimean War.
His regiment, the 11th Hussars, was part of the famed 600 who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade on October 25th 1854 at Balaclava.
"(The sword's) got the local connection," says David Waring, Collections Officer for Sandwell Museum Service.
"It's the history of the Victorian era, of battles we were in; it's got everything. (Kilvert) settled in Wednesbury, he became the Mayor of Wednesbury. It's got all the local connections you could ever wish to tick boxes with."
Other objects include a Ruskin pottery vase from Smethwick, also chosen by Sandwell Museum Service.
"We are the world's biggest public collection (of Ruskin)," says David.
Carl Chinn talks to local author Chris Poole about the Charge of the Light Brigade
"Ruskin has a local connection again from Smethwick. The person who invented the glazes for Ruskin pottery took the secret with him to the grave and according to local stories nobody has ever been able to reproduce the glazes."