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  • 1940s 2019

    Visit Wartime Britain

    Experience the Museum transformed with vintage entertainment, food & fashion on Sat 13 & Sun 14 Jul

  • 1940s 2019 Mob

    Visit wartime Britain

    Experience the Museum transformed with vintage entertainment, food & fashion on Sat 13 & Sun 14 Jul

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chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working


Watch a silent film in our cinema

Workers institute

Join in a Tour of the Workers' Institute


Enjoy our Traditional Fairground

school lesson

Have a school lesson

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

underground mine

Go underground in the mine

boat dock

Stroll around our Boat Dock


Have a ride on our historic transport

pulling a pint in the pub

Have a traditional ale in the Bottle & Glass Inn

street games

Try your hand at traditional street games


29 June - 30 June
Beginners' Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course
A two-day course to learn the basic techniques of traditional bobbin lacing

photo of gin

05 July
Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only)
Evening Events, Members Only Events, Food & Drink Events, advance-booking

dig for victory

06 July
Deaf Friendly Tours - Explore Edwardian Gardening
Themed Daytime Events

photo of baskets

06 July - 07 July
Willow Basket Weaving - Oval Basket: 2 Day Course
A two-day course making an oval willow shopping basket

photo of young 40s lady and soldier

13 July - 14 July
1940s Weekend
Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

1940s photo of d-day darlings

13 July
1940s Evening
The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night

locksmiths forge experience

13 July
Forge Experience Day - Sold Out
A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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 felt purses

20 July
Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop
Come and create a beautiful felt piece

photo of toy collection

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

photo of pottery

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

Major Development Plans are Forging Ahead

Win a Red by Night Out!

Win a bostin' Bank Holiday Day out!

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

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Major Development Plans are Forging Ahead

We are delighted to announce   that we have received the final go ahead to begin our transformational £23m development project ‘BCLM: Forging Ahead’ in summer 2019, thanks to...

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