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Black Country Living Museum

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.

Whether 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.

Rag rug making

Rag Rug Making Day Course

01 October

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

photo of Blacksmith

Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

15 October

This course has now sold out - Find out about  similar courses  A "hands on"...


Introduction to Candle Making - Day Course

22 October

In this one day course, participants will explore the three main candle making techniques: ...

photo of textile workshop

Textile Stories

05 November

Use your own family history (or other old documents) to create a personal artwork. We will...


Glass Fusion - Day Course

05 November

Adult Learning Course: In this one day course, participants will make glass Christmas tree...

picture of enamel star

Enamelling Day Course: Copper Foil & Liquid

12 November

An Adult Learning one day course creating Christmas decorations using copper foil & liquid...

photo of Christmas wreath

Willow Christmas Decorations Day Course

03 December

A full day′s experience with basketmaker Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow will see you...

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