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Return of Historic Tramway

27 July 2015

Visitors will once again be able to take a ride on our authentic Edwardian tramway after its repair and return to operation. Trams 49 (a 1909 open top) and 34 (a 1919 single decker) now transport visitors along a shortened ‘half route’ from the mine to the tram depot while the rest of the track is...

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Curators Blog: It’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ this summer

23 July 2015

You may not realise it but our Cinema here at the Black Country Living Museum still plays films, cartoons and short comedies using 16mm film and projector just as it would have done in the 1920s. The only difference is that the electricity for the projector comes from the mains rather than from gas engines in a shed...

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Fellows announced as the Arts Fundraising Programme

21 July 2015

As the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme approaches its third year, 25 new Arts Fundraising Fellows are celebrating the news that - thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England - they are to be given the extraordinary opportunity of joining some of the country’s top arts organisations on...

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1940s Pub Fayre

09 July 2015

Visit the Bottle & Glass Inn for real ales and traditional Black Country pub fayre. To celebrate 1940s Weekend (18 & 19 July), visitors can treat themselves to a selection of smoked and plain cheddar cheeses from Lymbank Farm (3 for £16 or £6.50 each). A donation is made towards the continued...

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Black Country Students Meet the Manufacturers

02 July 2015

The world’s first steam engine, the anchor for the Titanic and America’s first steam locomotive – the Black Country has always been a hub for manufacturing innovation. From July, the Black CountryLivingMuseum is celebrating this by offering a brand new school event focussing on our rich...

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