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Page Turners

20 July - 04 September

Have a Storybook Summer at Black Country Living Museum Step into the past and let your...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Storytelling.

03 August

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

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

06 August - 07 August

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

President in Steam

President in Steam

06 August - 07 August

See steam narrowboat President in steam, chat to the Friends of President and learn about the...

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Black Country Heritage on Screen

06 August - 07 August

As part of Sandwell Arts Festival, we will be screening archive clips and interviews representing...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Storytelling.

10 August

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

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Family Night

13 August

Prepare for a great value evening of fun, fun, fun as we celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100 th ...

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

13 August - 14 August

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

President in Steam

President in Steam

13 August - 14 August

See steam narrowboat President in steam, chat to the Friends of President and learn about the...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Storytelling.

17 August

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

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

20 August - 21 August

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

Pre

President in Steam

20 August - 21 August

See steam narrowboat President in steam, chat to the Friends of President and learn about the...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Storytelling.

24 August

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

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

27 August - 29 August

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

President in Steam

President in Steam

27 August - 29 August

See steam narrowboat President in steam, chat to the Friends of President and learn about the...

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Artist Group - Winterbourne House & Garden Visit

31 August

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

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Storytelling.

31 August

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

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

03 September - 04 September

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

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The Write Tack: a creative writing workshop

03 September

The write approach and the write equipment: using both the built environment of the Museum and...

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Glass Painting

03 September

This is a fun class is ideal for beginners wanting to spend a creative day making something...

Artist Group - Heritage Open Day

Artist Group - Heritage Open Day

07 September

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

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Peaky Blinders Night - SOLD OUT

09 September

Tickets for this event are now sold out.  Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky...

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Peaky Blinders Night - SOLD OUT

10 September

 This event has now SOLD OUT Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Blinders as...

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Heritage Open Day Store Tours

10 September

Timed behind the scenes tours throughout the day giving visitors the opportunity to meet the...

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Secret Life of Old Houses 1: Construction

17 September

The first of a series of three themed study days. This day will focus on the construction and...

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

24 September

Learn the traditional techniques of bead and chainmail jewellery. This is a Heritage Skills...

Newcomen

Newcomen Engine in Steam

24 September - 25 September

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

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Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

24 September

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

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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...

Rag rug making

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...

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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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Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

15 October

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

Creepy Critters

Creepy Critters

22 October - 30 October

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

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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Traditional Christmas Evenings

09 December - 10 December

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

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Traditional Christmas Evenings

16 December - 18 December

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

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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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