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Maped Helix team with BCLM for National Stationery Week

29 April 2015

With National Stationery Week all set to celebrate pens, pencils and paper-based products across the UK, hundreds of local school children will be doing likewise, courtesy of our partnership with the Kingswinford based business. As one of the sponsors of National Stationery Week, Maped Helix is giving all...

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Boats with Becky

28 April 2015

Well its been a busy old time down on the boat dock and I haven't had a minute to spare... I've been joined by new staff and volunteer helpers and we are getting underway with the projects I've had in mind for a while.   With

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A Victorious Saturday

24 April 2015

A victorious Saturday is being planned at BCLM for 9 May to join in nationwide celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Costumed demonstrators will perform a  home-guard  drill and VE inspired speeches, and we  will celebrate as the whole of Europe once did in May 1945, with...

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A Softer Side to the 'Piggy' Blinders

23 April 2015

Last month, we welcomed two new arrivals - Tommy & Arthur the piglets - named after the Shelby brothers' characters in BAFTA nominated TV series Peaky Blinders, which was filmed here at BCLM. Now you can get your very own cuddly Tommy & Arthur toys to take home and look after. Tommy & Arthur were...

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BCLM Launches ‘Truly Local’ Ale

22 April 2015

We have launched our very own ale, named after our 239-year old pub The Bottle & Glass Inn (4.3% ABV). All proceeds from the ale, which is brewed and bottled in the Black Country, will go back into preserving 300 years of Black Country history at the Museum. The ale is brewed by Black Country brewery...

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Warwick Davis ‘Escapes’ to BCLM

17 April 2015

See Warwick Davis and his family return for a second series of holidaying around Great Britain in itv's  Warwick Davis Weekend Escapes . The first episode focuses on the Midlands – a place not often considered for a quintessial British holiday. However, Warwick is determined to find out whether it can give...

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Award-Winning £62k Restoration Brings Rare Boat Back to Life

10 April 2015

Birchills, an extremely rare Joey, or ‘day boat’, has been repaired and re-docked at BCLM following an appeal which raised £62,000 worth of charitable donations. One of the most important and vulnerable objects in our collections, Birchills is considered one of the last surviving boats of its type....

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The 'Piggy' Blinders

09 April 2015

Welcome the Shelby Brothers to the Home of  Peaky Blinders Our new little boy piglets are really pleased with their names; Tommy & Arthur Shelby. They were named by winning customer Linda Elliman in our pig naming competition, Linda chose the piglet's names after the characters played by Cillian...

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