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School activities

Schools out and a timetable of fun is in!

30 May 2012

Swap classrooms for cobbled streets and a timetable of holiday fun at Black Country Living Museum from Saturday 2 June – Sunday 10 June 2012. Take a history lesson like no other and avoid the half term headache whilst keeping children absorbed for hours!  Travel back in time to the early 1900s where modern conveniences like washing machines, cookers and bathrooms are just a twinkle in the eye and dolly tubs, black leaded grates and 'buckets and chuck its' are the must-have gadgets of the era!

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Friends of Black Country Museum

Friends want to be picture perfect for celebration

22 May 2012

The Friends of Black Country Museum are hoping readers will be able to help trace some of the people featured in a 1992 photograph of the volunteer group as they rebuilt, brick by brick, Pitts Cottage at the Museum’s Tipton Road site. On June 27, 2012 The Friends will host a 20 year anniversary celebration of Pitts Cottage at the award-winning Museum and hope to be reunited with many of the volunteers from the original picture.

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Museum puts visitors in the limelight

21 May 2012

Black Country Living Museum, in partnership with Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve and Dudley Canal Trust, will be celebrating the Black Country’s love of lime on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, 2012.

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Get steamed up and wax lyrical!

21 May 2012

Black Country bards are invited to get steamed up and wax lyrical as Black Country Living Museum launches a poetry competition today to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Newcomen Engine.

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Shakespeare at the Museum Something wicked this way comes… Friday 15 June, 2012

16 May 2012

Soldier, husband, killer, King; the story of Macbeth may be 400 years old but its plot is worthy of a 21st Century blockbuster.  The production, by the UK’s most acclaimed open-air touring theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, is one of Shakespeare’s most feared tragedies and it will be coming to  Black Country Living Museum on Friday 15 June.  Watch it if you dare…

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Night at the Museum will be a night to remember…

15 May 2012

Black Country Living Museum will be showcasing some of the regions best talent as big bands and big voices step into the spotlight at Night at the Museum on Saturday 19 May, 2012.

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Museum’s Jubilee Joy

11 May 2012

Red, white and blue is the order of the day at Black Country Living Museum where a traditional street party celebration will mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday 5 June, 2012.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

11 May 2012

A Black Country museum is offering people the chance to investigate their local heritage, rediscover traditional skills and unleash their own creativity.  Black Country Living Museum has launched their spring series of heritage skills workshops, to be held against the impressive backdrop of the Museum’s Canalside village.

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Black Country Made Motoring Marvels at Vehicle Festival

02 May 2012

This annual gathering of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles sees over one hundred Black Country made vehicles showcased at the Museum on Sunday 29 July. Visitors can expect to see all types of vehicles from motorcycles to commercial lorries and buses. This event highlights that the Black Country was once a major centre for vehicle manufacturing and is synonymous with well-known historical names such as AJS, Bean, Star, Sunbeam and Jensen.

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