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    Historic Heroes - Summer

    Have a legendary summer holiday as you uncover inspiring stories and follow in the footsteps of Black Country heroes! 20 Jul - 1 Sep

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  • historic heroes with newspaper heading

    Historic Heroes - Summer

    Have a legendary summer holiday as you uncover inspiring stories and follow in the footsteps of Black Country heroes! 20 Jul - 1 Sep

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From Rationing to Reformation: a 1940s study day

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

photo of victorian lady in kitchen

Cooking Demonstrations

trolleybuses

Have a ride on our historic transport

underground mine

Go underground in the mine

school lesson

Experience an Edwardian school lesson

Workers institute

Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

fairground

Enjoy our traditional fairground

pulling a pint in the pub

Pop in for an ale at the Bottle & Glass Inn

Cinema

Watch a silent film in our cinema

street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

historic heroes lined up at the museum

20 July - 01 September
Historic Heroes
School Holidays

photo of ration book

20 July
From Rationing to Reformation: a 1940s study day
A day of talks and demonstrations

photo of toy collection

24 July
Get Closer: Museum Toys
Get closer to our toy collection. - Fully booked

photo of pottery

26 July
Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - Sold Out
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

photo of pottery

27 July
An Introduction to Pottery Workshop
Create your very own clay pot using the traditional technique of coiling.

locksmiths 1940s day

27 July
1940s Day at the Locksmith's House
Visit our sister Museum, the Locksmith's House, as it turns to the 1940s.

photo of children doing research

31 July
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

photo of drypoint sketch

01 August
Family Print Making Workshop
Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

summer lates

02 August
Summer Lates
Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

canal

03 August
Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - Sold Out
Learn the traditions of folk canal art

photo of Canal Art

04 August
Introduction to Canal Art: Castles
Paint a design on a piece of canal ware to take home

photo of children doing research

07 August
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

Win a family pass to the Museum this summer!

Do you remember J H Lavender & Co. in the 1940s-1960s?

Major Development Plans are Forging Ahead

Pay for just one visit and we’ll give you a
BCLM UnChained Annual Pass valid for 12 months

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Win a family pass to the Museum this summer!

We're gearing up for a legendary summer here at the Black Country Living Museum and to celebrate we’re offering one lucky family the chance to win a family pass plus a bostin’ fish and chip lunch. To...

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