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Anchor outside museum

Museum Commemorates Anchor Centenary

31 May 2011

100 years ago, on the 1st May, the world’s largest anchor was transported from Noah Hingley’s works in Netherton to the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast destined for the world’s most famous shipwreck – the Titanic.  A 16-tonne full-size working replica anchor has been exhibited at...

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Museum Reaches Fever Pitch over Royal Hitch

24 May 2011

A wedding dress exhibit will be unveiled at Black Country Living Museum over the Easter holidays, just in time for wedding fever to sweep the nation.  The 1930s Wedding Dress was worn by Olive Small on her marriage to Norman Yates at Brierley Hill in July 1938. The couple celebrated their Diamond wedding...

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Museum Bites Back at Backpackers Bible

17 May 2011

The latest edition of the ‘backpackers’ bible’ – The Lonely Planet’s Travel Guide, has singled out Black Country Living Museum only as being ‘worth a trip’ to the region, describing the Museum as “a perfect recreation of a 19th century mining village, inhabited by a...

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