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pigs

Our two little pigs finally have names!

30 April 2014

During the Easter holidays, this little brother and sister arrived at the Museum with no names, so we set out in a public search to give the two little piglets a fitting name. The piglets are a rare breed of Middle White and are now residing in the garden of the Museum’s tilted cottage ‘Jerushah’....

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An Impressive Build

29 April 2014

Back in 2012, Black Country Living Museum received Designation status from the Arts Council England for the quality and significance of its collections. Following on from this, the Museum managed to secure funding from the Designation Development Fund for the implementation of a new collections management system,...

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Locksmith's House cleaned for monthly opening

28 April 2014

This week, the Collections Team have been busy over at our sister Museum in Willenhall, the Locksmith’s House , giving it a good spring clean, so that it will be ready in time for the new monthly openings. Regular use of gas lights and coal fires makes for a dirty e nvironment, so the house was in need of a...

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Back to the Floor

22 April 2014

Our Director of Communications & Marketing, Laura Wakelin, took time out from her extremely busy role today to experience working during the highly attended Easter Holidays in our famous 1930s Fish & Chip Shop. As part of the Museum's Managers Back To The Floor initiative, Laura dressed in whites to spend...

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New Arrivals - 2 little pigs

17 April 2014

For our Easter Holiday activities , we have spruced up the gardens to our shops & houses for visitors to follow the family detectives trail and unearth hidden clues and discover the history of the gardens. Gardens weren’t just used for plants and vegetables, animals were kept and raised there too. And...

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Donation helps bring Black Country history to life

16 April 2014

We are pleased to confirm that Pertemps, leading employment and training specialist is once again supporting the Black Country Living Museum’s Learning programme with a £500 donation. Phil Pemble, from Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG), which has centres in West Bromwich, Walsall, Wolverhampton...

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The Collections Team goes green

09 April 2014

It has been very busy the last few weeks for the Collections Team. The Curator of Domestic Life has been doing research for the upcoming opening of a green grocer’s shop at the Museum, which was originally located at 39 Lower Lichfield Street, Willenhall from around 1916 to 1932. However, despite extensive...

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Public Appeal for Information! New Shop Openings Planned for 2014

08 April 2014

Plans have recently been put in motion for a new shop development opening here at the Museum in July 2014. One of the many buildings in the canal side village will be transformed into a replica of a Greengrocers shop that was based in Willenhall circa 1916 and we need your help in recreating the shop to full Black...

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#MuseumWeek Success at Black Country Living Museum

02 April 2014

What a  successful week of shared memories, stories and selfies from Twitter’s first ever #MuseumWeek. The seven day project – which ran until Sunday - allowed us to give direct access to behind the scenes and interact with followers like never before. Popular subjects raised during...

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David Eveleigh

Back To The Floor

01 April 2014

Our Director of Collections Learning and Research, David Eveleigh recently took time out from his role to learn the unique craft of nail making. As part of the Museum's Back To The Floor initiative, David headed down to the village for the day and spent time with our resident Nail Maker Steve Grainger, who...

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