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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.

 *A booking and admission charge of £10 + VAT applies



  • 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


2018 Event


Key Stage


Wednesday 7 November 2018

SEND Students (7-16 years)

Thursday 8 November 2018

KS 2

Friday 9 November 2018

KS 3/4

/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 crane of the 1926 Fowler B6 road locomotive is recorded as moving 126 tons - equivalent to the weight of an anchor and its 1800 ft chain on Titanic.

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