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    Beyond the Petticoat

    Go beyond the petticoat this half term and meet the ladies who helped shape history.

    Half Term Activities, Sat 17 - Sun 25 Feb

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    Shape #MyBlackCountryStory

    We are looking for memories of the Castle St, Dudley shop pre-1960s. 

    Find out more at BCLM: Forging Ahead Stanton's Music Shop

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    2018 Events

    Tickets for our 2018 events are now on sale including our popular Peaky Blinders Nights and 1940s Weekend.

    Find out more about our 2018 events

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    Save #MyBlackCountryStory

    Stories like Ellen's will be the inspiration for our new historic town and industrial area set in the 1940s - 60s. Help us to raise £150,000 to bring these stories to life. 

    Make a Donation

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Half Term - Beyond the Petticoat

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Stroll around our Boat Dock

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Join in a Tour of the Workers’ Institute

Victorian School Lessons

Have a school lesson


Watch the traditional skills of metal working

Underground mine

Go underground in the mine


See live bakery demonstrations

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Enjoy our Traditional Fairground

Traditional street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

Tram rides

Have a ride on our historic transport


Have a traditional ale in the Bottle & Glass Inn


Watch a silent film in our cinema

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17 February - 25 February
Half Term - Beyond the Petticoat

Ale tasting

23 February
Ale Tasting

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24 February
British Sign Language Tours

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09 March - 10 March
Mother’s Ruin – Gin Tasting Evening

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10 March
Commemorating the Great War

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10 March
BBC Civilisations Festival: The Impact of Steam on Modern Civilisation

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17 March
Forge Experience Day

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17 March
Banks's Brewery Tour (Members only) - Sold Out

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24 March - 15 April
Egg-citing Easter Activities

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29 March
Get Closer: Racecourse Colliery Preview (Members only)

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30 March - 02 April
Bringing the Pit to Life

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31 March
British Sign Language Tours

BLOG: A token of love

Do you remember Stanton's Music Shop?

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BLOG: A token of love

In 1845, just like today, jewellery was an expensive way to show your affection for somebody. Perhaps particularly so in the mid-19 th century, where even costume jewellery would have been out of the reach for the...

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