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Daily activities

These activities run throughout the day.

trolleybuses

Have a ride on our historic transport

Take a ride around our Museum on one of our vintage vehicles, this free service operates every 15...

street games

Try your hand at traditional street games

All day long you can discover the delights of playtime in the last century including hopscotch and...

school lesson

Experience an Edwardian school lesson

How was school different to school today? Experience the strict discipline of the classroom at...

underground mine

Go underground in the mine

Explore what life was like in the 1850s for miners at our "into the thick" underground mine...

Cinema

Watch a silent film in our cinema

Step back in time to the era of silent films in the Limelight Cinema with viewings at 11am, 12pm,...

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

We reckon our chips are the best! Don’t miss out – Fish & Chips are served from...

pulling a pint in the pub

Pop in for an ale at the Bottle & Glass Inn

Try our traditional local ales in a real spit and sawdust pub, our Black Country landlady calls...

chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

See sparks fly at the chain makers daily live demonstrations, the nail shop and brass foundry, ...

photo of victorian lady in kitchen

Cooking Demonstrations

It was common for families to use what land they had to grow vegetables and fruit to ...

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

Take in over 250 years of history including the various types of historic working boats and the...

fairground

Enjoy our traditional fairground

The small traditional fairground would have been operated by one of the many well-known travelling...

Workers institute

Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

Join in with a whistle stop 30 minute tour of the Worker's Institute, learn about the building's...

bike

Car Action

On the first Saturday of the month from April until October, see our vehicle volunteer group drive...

photo of colliery building

Colliery Winding Engine

Our colliery is set in 1910, complete with a manager’s office in the weighbridge house from...

bike

Car Action

On the first Saturday of the month until October, see our vehicle volunteer group drive the...

bike

Car Action

On the first Saturday of the month until October, see our vehicle volunteer group drive the...

anchor forge in action

Live industrial demonstrations

Witness the might of the Black Country's industrial past, with demonstrations across the Museum...

Museum in the evening

Explore the Museum's gas lit streets after hours

Enjoy a stroll around the atmospheric gas-lit streets of the Museum after hours.

fire breathing entertainer

Experience fire-breathing entertainment

Look on as our fire-breathers perform daredevil fire breathing stunts!

1940s hair salon

Book into the vintage hair salon to get your wartime 'do

Book into the vintage hair salon to get your wartime 'do

Amos' anderson shelter

Get chills stepping inside Amos' Anderson shelter!

Get chills stepping inside Amos' Anderson shelter!

dig for victory

Discover how the introduction of rationing inspired creative recipes as we dig for victory

Discover how the introduction of rationing inspired creative recipes as we dig for victory

1940s memorabilia markets

Discover some vintage treasures at the memorabilia market

Discover some vintage treasures at the memorabilia market

1940s wartime vehicles

See wartime vehicles fill the streets of the Museum

See wartime vehicles fill the streets of the Museum

1940s army personnel

Meet historic reenactors

Meet historic reenactors 

explore period shops and houses

Explore period shops and houses

Explore period shops and houses

Historic heroes legendary trail

Follow the legendary heroes trail

Follow the legendary heroes trail!

Black Country ice cream

Try some bizarre ice cream flavours

Try some bizarre ice cream flavours

Brand new historic characters

Meet brand new historic characters

Meet brand new historic characters

Street games

Competitions, games and prizes

Loff-out-loud games across the Museum

Live street theatre

Get involved in daily street theatre

Get involved in daily street theatre

fairground at night

Enjoy the traditional fairground

Enjoy the traditional fairground

halloween trick or treat

Trick or treat your way around our canalside village

Trick or treat your way around our canalside village 

Halloween nights with costumed characters

Bring out your best costumes for our ghoulish fancy dress parade

Bring out your best costumes for our ghoulish fancy dress parade

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