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Learning at Black Country Living Museum

Chemistry at Work

This is an annual  FREE  event supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It offers  school students the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work, with particular emphasis on what is happening in our local area.

A typical event consists of at least 4 short interactive workshops and an interactive tour of the Museum site highlighting the strong chemical heritage of the region. Local organisations that use the chemical sciences in their work are invited to deliver the workshops showcasing a current aspect of their work.



  • To present a positive image of chemistry and the chemical sciences to young people at school or in college
  • To show the variety of applications of chemistry in the world of work
  • To show that chemistry is an interesting and exciting way to earn a living
  • To show that chemists are real people
  • To raise awareness of the scientific heritage of the Black Country
  • To build new partnerships with industry


2017 Event


Key Stage


Wednesday 15 November 2017

KS 3/4

Thursday 16 November 2017

KS 2

Friday 17 November 2017

SEN Students

/media/learning/library/rsc-logo.jpgEvent funded by the  Birmingham & West Midlands Local Section,  Royal Society of Chemistry

Did you know?

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The first Turner-Miesse cars were steam powered. One can be seen at the Museum.

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