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Artist Group - Tea & Coffee Morning

28 September

All Artists are invited to a tea and coffee morning, as a social event to meet Museum staff and...

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Rag Rug Making Day Course

01 October

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. During the workshop Julie will demonstrate...

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Secret Life of Old Houses 2: Domestic Life

01 October

A day investigating how people lived in and used houses in the past and how this can be...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Weekend

01 October - 02 October

We are celebrating ‘Harvest in the Home’ on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October with...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

07 October

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

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Learning by Lamplight

08 October

An evening event linked to the Historic Lighting Weekend celebrating the wonderful world of...

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HIstoric Lighting Weekend

08 October - 09 October

Join us as we take you on a journey of light. Learn about how we moved from candlelight to...

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Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

15 October

This course has now sold out - Find out about  similar courses  A "hands on"...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

21 October

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

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Creepy Critters - Half Term Activities

22 October - 30 October

Go on the hunt for all things gruesome as we disgust and delight you over half term. Prepare...

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Newcomen Engine in Steam

22 October - 23 October

See the only full sized working replica of Newcomen’s steam engine of 1712 in steam and chat...

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Introduction to Candle Making - Day Course

22 October

In this one day course, participants will explore the three main candle making techniques: ...

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Candle Making Family Learning Workshops

23 October

Learn two traditional candle making techniques –container candles and soya wax pillar...

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Artist Group - Tea & Coffee Morning

26 October

All Artists are invited to a tea and coffee morning, as a social event to meet Museum staff and...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - WW2 Homefront

26 October

Take part in our FREE holiday club exploring the past* Join us to undertake research,...

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Halloween Nights

28 October - 29 October

& 31 October 2016 Get ready for a frightfully good evening of entertainment at...

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Newcomen Engine in Steam

28 October - 29 October

See the only full sized working replica of Newcomen’s steam engine of 1712 in steam and chat...

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The Locksmith's House - Horrible Histories

29 October

From 11am - 4pm Horrible Willenhall Histories, Spooky themed trail and family friendly ghost...

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

31 October

See the only full sized working replica of Newcomen’s steam engine of 1712 in steam and chat...

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Halloween Nights

31 October

Get ready for a frightfully good evening of entertainment at our Halloween Nights! Prepare for...

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Artist Group - Locksmith's House Visit

02 November

An opportunity to use our Museum and collections for inspiration. As a member of our Artist...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

04 November

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

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Textile Stories

05 November

Use your own family history (or other old documents) to create a personal artwork. We will...

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Secret Life of Old Houses 3: Researching the past

05 November

A day finding out how to uncover the hidden stories in our homes. You will take part in...

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Glass Fusion - Day Course

05 November

Adult Learning Course: In this one day course, participants will make glass Christmas tree...

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

11 November

The Springfield Brewery war memorial honours former employees who both served and lost their lives...

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Enamelling Day Course: Copper Foil & Liquid

12 November

An Adult Learning one day course creating Christmas decorations using copper foil & liquid...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

18 November

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

Christmas

Christmas in the Home

19 November - 20 November

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the...

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Stir Up Sunday

20 November

‘Stir up Sunday’ is the last Sunday before advent, so therefore this year it is 20th....

Santa

Santa Hunts

20 November

Have you seen Santa? Rumour has it he’s here in the Black Country! Children and adults...

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Christmas in the Home

26 November - 27 November

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the...

Santa

Santa Hunts

26 November - 27 November

Have you seen Santa? Rumour has it he’s here in the Black Country! Children and adults...

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Artist Group - Tea & Coffee Morning

30 November

All Artists are invited to a tea and coffee morning, as a social event to meet Museum staff and...

Evergreen Decortions

Fancy evergreens: a beginnerís guide to traditional Christmas decorations

01 December

at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall 10.00am to 1.00pm This coffee morning will include a...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

02 December

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

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The Locksmith's House - Festive Fun Day

03 December

From 11am - 4pm Visit Willenhall on Sat 3 Dec to see our sister museum - The Locksmith's...

Christmas

Christmas in the Home

03 December - 04 December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the...

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Willow Christmas Decorations Day Course

03 December

A full day′s experience with basketmaker Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow will see you...

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Christmas on the Homefront

03 December

Spend an evening with your fellow countrymen at our brand new event, Christmas on the...

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Santa Hunts

03 December - 04 December

Have you seen Santa? Rumour has it he’s here in the Black Country! Children and adults...

Christmas at home with the Edwardians

Christmas at home with the Edwardians

08 December - 10 December

Experience an Edwardian style Christmas when the Locksmith's House opens its doors for this rare...

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Traditional Christmas Evenings

09 December - 10 December

Experience 300 years of festive history like no other at our Traditional Christmas...

Santa

Santa Hunts

10 December - 11 December

Have you seen Santa? Rumour has it he’s here in the Black Country! Children and adults...

Christmas

Christmas in the Home

10 December - 11 December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the...

Carols By Candlelight

A Christmas Carol Service

11 December

Join the Friends of the Museum as they bring the 1837 Darby Hand Chapel to life for a...

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Knit and Natter to help BCLM

16 December

Do You Enjoy A Good Yarn? Bring your knitting for a cuppa and a cant Knitting volunteers are...

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Traditional Christmas Evenings

16 December - 18 December

Experience 300 years of  festive history like no other at our Traditional Christmas...

Christmas

Christmas in the Home

17 December - 24 December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the...

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Santa Hunts

17 December - 24 December

Have you seen Santa? Rumour has it he’s here in the Black Country! Children and adults...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club - Christmas Traditions

21 December

Take part in our FREE holiday club exploring the past* Join us to undertake research,...

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