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Half Term: In the Thick of it, Children in Industry

photo of children with coal

Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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27 May - 04 June 2017

This half-term, take a walk in the well-worn shoes of the Black Country’s working children and experience the ups and downs of their day-to-day lives.

  • Get hands on and have a go at  brick making 
  • Follow our family discovery trail and find out about the past life of children in industry 
  • Meet the Lady chainmaker and watch live demonstrations


Discover the delights of playtime in the last century, banish boredom with traditional street games including hopscotch and skipping. Take up the challenge to see how long you can keep the hoop rolling in the hoop and stick game and test your skill with a cup and ball and the whip and top.

Not forgetting our usuals - you can also enjoy a trip 'Into the Thick', experiencing life in a 1850s coal mine, attend a Victorian school lesson and try our famous traditionally cooked Fish & Chips.




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