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Summer Holiday Activities – ‘Preparing for War’

WWI Centenary

Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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22 July - 31 August 2014

As part of our programme to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, throughout the summer holiday period we will be inviting families to get involved in drills and offering other crafty events that will allow young and old alike to join in the commemorations of WWI.

/media/events/library/140703_230_dsc_0029b.jpgA family discovery trail will take you around the Museum village to learn about WWI topics such as food shortages, munitions, war babies and mining life. On your way, you can pop into the Toll House to try on our WWI style munitionette outfit for a #museumselfie


/media/events/library/140703_230_dsc_0171.jpgDiscover more about postcards home from the front and have a go at creating your very own vintage style postcard on our hand printing machine.

Each day, a soldier will parade with visitors as part of the drill activity through the canalside village.

Share your family's story of WWI when you visit and we may be able to help you with some further research and bring your history alive here at the Museum.


/media/events/library/140703_230_cinema.jpgA rare film will be shown in our Limelight cinema everyday at 1pm, a classic 10 minute film.







/media/events/library/140801_230_140801_230_140801_230_david.jpg Discover real lives, real stories of Black Country folk during WW1 through our new characters








/media/events/library/140617_230_street_history_hr.jpgMeet the Froggatts & Cotterills

Every weekend throughout August*,see Fizzog Productions, for lively street theatre entertainment as they perform historical life stories from the Great War.

 *excluding Sunday 10 August



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