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Black Country Living Museum

Red by Night


17 May 2014

Join Black Country Living Museum in its annual ‘Night at the Museum’ celebration when along with hundreds of European museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites, it will open its doors after hours for this special evening event at half the usual admission price.

NEW - To celebrate the European Museums at Night Festival BCLM will be showcasing the industrial might of the Black Country in a way that it’s never been seen before.

Working in partnership with Dudley College, through sound, lighting and drama we will bring the Museum alive to tell the story of the hard working people of the area who created a turning point in Britain’s national story. Human soundscapes, physical theatre and promenade drama scenes will add living interpretation to otherwise unoccupied areas of the Museum, including Lench's Oliver shop and Sidebotham's Steel Trap Works. 

Poets will set the scene as fire jugglers, chemists and industrial demonstrators create the entertainment. For this one night only we'll even have a glass blower to amaze you with his demonstrations!

This evening will be a rare opportunity to see all of the Museum's industrial areas in action, including the rolling mill, chainmakers, brass foundry, the nail shop and it's full steam ahead with the World's only working Newcomen Engine and our famous steam narrowboat, President, in steam.

Enjoy a tasty treat from our famous fish & chip shop, grab a drink in the Bottle & Glass Inn or visit our BBQ And Beer Sampling in Hobbs Courtyard. Whatever you decide, there'll be plenty of tasty traditional food and drink on offer while you soak up the atmosphere and experience the Museum ‘Red by Night’.

*This is an advance booking only evening event. 7.00pm - 10.30pm

Download the Red by Night Programme

Watch the video interview during preparations for the night - supplied by

Tickets are now on sale

Half Price Rates:

Adult £7.95

Concession £6.35

Young person £3.95

Carer £3.95

Book Online Now  or call Bookings on 0121 520 8054

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We hold special events throughout the year during our normal daily opening and occasionally in the evening. We recommend you book your event tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please check individual event listings for details.

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Black Country Living Museum Trust. Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.

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