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The Locksmith's House

Victorian Day for Schools

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Enjoy a fun, hands-on programme led by our experienced demonstrators.

Students can enjoy a number of practical activities including:

  • rag-rug making in the parlour 
  • making toast on the kitchen range
  • experiencing a Victorian wash day, using dolly legs and a mangle
  • learning how locks are assembled

All groups take a tour of the house and learn about life for the Hodson family.

Exclusive use of the venue for your school



  • To develop an awareness of the past
  • To ask and answer questions about objects from the past
  • To learn to use everyday words and phrases relating to the passing of time, including recognising and describing the common features of domestic dwellings and to identify the key features of a home built a long time ago
  • To find out how life has changed over time and to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods using houses and homes as a context
  • To show that an investigation of the buildings, objects and displays in a Museum can be used to find out about the past



We are able to take bookings from school parties on most weekdays during term time.

Visits can be made by appointment and must be pre-booked.

The cost is only £6.95 per student (minimum booking fee £120), with no charge for accompanying adults.

Associated resources are combined in the PDF "School visit information pack"

For more information and to book your visit please contact the bookings office at Black Country Living Museum on 0121 520 8054 or  email

Please note the Locksmith's House is not based at Black Country Living Museum and is located within Willenhall.

The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA

For further details about The Locksmith's House including group visits, events and information downloads - click here


Did you know?

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Before the introduction of electric street lighting, many streets were lit by gas.

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