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photo of Duck on ice

Boats with Becky

27 February 2015

It's been a busy half term with very changeable weather. This hasn't put off our visitors and we were busy all week as folks wrapped up and donned their wellies. Every boat dock walk was well attended and we have new volunteers – special thanks to Steve, who has been joined by Dennis, Maggie, Matt and Lynn...

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photo of Becky on the boat dock

Boats with Becky

19 February 2015

Welcome to our new regular feature Boats with Becky. Becky is one of our many costumed characters who meets & greets visitors to BCLM from all over the world. Becky works on our boat dock and each week keeps a diary of all the new and interesting things that she discovers during her time there. She has...

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The Pawnbrokers' Golden Balls

18 February 2015

Earlier this year we spotted that our Pawnbrokers' iconic sign - three golden balls hanging from an iron wrought design - was sadly in need of  serious repair. Now, with new custom built wooden balls gilded with gold, the sign has been restored back

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photo of Newcomen Steam Engine House

BCLM featured in The Guardian's '800 Years of History in 20 Easy Steps'

16 February 2015

In Saturday's newspaper, travel journalist, Alan Franks recommended visitor destinations across England to best discover '800 Years of History in 20 Easy Steps'. We are pleased to say that the Black Country, and the Museum in particular, was listed as the 9th step and the ('the' in italics) place in the UK to...

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Young Archaeologist and Curatorís Club

11 February 2015

As part of our plans to introduce a new afterschool and holiday club, we are offering 20 children the opportunity to get involved in a taster session. The Young Archaeologist and Curator’s Club will be for young people aged 7-17 and will include activities such as a mini archaeological box dig, mystery...

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I-SPY BCLM

06 February 2015

BCLM has worked with Michelin Travel Publications to produce its very own I-SPY book so that once again, the popular family fun books are enjoyed by a new generation of children. The I-SPY series of  books date back to the 1950s when they were published as 'Spotters guides' for British Children. Charles...

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BCLM's Red by Night on film

04 February 2015

At last year's popular Red by Night event we captured the industrial might of the Black Country on film - take a look below. If you like what you see and fancy coming along to this year's half-price  Red by Night event in May you can book online  now.    [video youtube="c6RZWlGpJPA"...

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2015 Events Announced

03 February 2015

See our 26 acre open-air museum come alive with a programme of events, activities and short courses in 2015. You can experience the industrial might of the region at our Red by Night event or get dressed up for our 1940s weekend. Plus, enjoy live demonstrations, family fun activities, steam, vintage vehicles and...

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