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Heritage Skills Courses

A new programme of short courses for adults with the aim of promoting and sustaining the heritage skills of the Black Country.

/media/whatson/library/hlf_logo_job_sites-custom.pngWhether you want to find out more, develop a new hobby, learn a new skill or extend your knowledge and expertise, we offer a range of exciting, hands-on learning experiences for adults, making use of the Museum's historic buildings and collections, our industrial landscape and the traditions and culture of the Black Country. 

Dudley’s new Archives and Local History Centre also offer a range of adult courses.


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Felt Bowl Making

05 May

Learn about the history of the craft while developing a fantastic piece to take home.  ...

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Picking your words -Creative Writing at the Locksmith's House

19 May

Come and unlock your creative side with our poet-in-residence Dave Reeves.   Dave will be...

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Candle Making: Spring Flowers

26 May

Learn traditional candle making techniques, experiment with colour and make a decoration to take...

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Candle Making: Spring Flowers (Members Only)

27 May

Learn traditional candle making technique in our half day workshop. Family members of all ages...

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Beginners Rag Rug Making - Shaggy Seat Mats

02 June

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. During the workshop Jenni will demonstrate...

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An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course

09 June - 10 June

Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone. This is a practical workshop in which you...

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Glass Painting

16 June

On this course you will learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels using tracing,...

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Fabulous Fascinators

23 June

Got a wedding to go to this year? Going to the races? Join our day course and have a go at making...


Beginners’ Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

30 June - 01 July

During this two-day course you will be taught the basic techniques of traditional bobbin lace...


Willow Basket Weaving - Oval Basket: 2 Day Course - Sold Out

07 July - 08 July

This course has now sold out -  Find out about similar Heritage Skills Courses ...

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Family Pottery (Members Only)

27 July

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop for family members of all ages and...

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An Introductory to Pottery Making

28 July

Using Ruskin Pottery as a source of inspiration, you will be able to create your very own clay pot...

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Canal Art for Beginners: Castles

18 August

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk...


Canal Art for Beginners: Roses

18 August

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk...

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Glass Engraving

08 September

In this one day course, you will learn the basics of hand engraved glass. This is a fun class...


Natural Dyes Day Course

15 September

Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf using local plants and kitchen cupboard...

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Poetry Writing Workshop

29 September

A day of writing which will draw on the built environment of the Museum and delve into your own...


Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

27 October

In this one day course, participants will explore the season and work with traditional Bees wax....

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