Historic Lighting Weekend
Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.
The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.
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14 October - 15 October 2017
Join us as we take you on a journey of light. Learn about how we moved from candlelight to electric lamps.
Bring the whole family to take part in our discovery trail 'From candle to mantle' around our canalside village.
Join in with our mystery quiz, take part in the candlestick challenge and have a go at making your very own dipped candles.
The Historic Lighting Club of Great Britain will be displaying lamps and lighting from the last two centuries. Lamps will include early primitive and simple Roman lamps to the elegant lamps of the rich and aristocracy of Victorian England. Also included are candle lamps, gas lamps, whale oil lamps, industrial lamps, mechanical lamps, paraffin lamps and early electric lamps. The range of lamps will show the development and continuous improvements made as lamp makers sought to provide ever increasing light output based of materials and fuels as they were discovered. There will also be a programme of 10 minute taster demonstrations around our Museum