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Business Partners: Gintleman Networking - Cancelled

02 April

Join us for a gin tasting evening, exclusive to Business Partners.

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Get Closer: Fashion (Members only) Cancelled

25 April

Get Closer to our vintage fashion collection

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Heritage Skills: Glass Painting - Cancelled

25 April

Learn the basics of traditional glass painting

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Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

25 April

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Tug Boat Gathering

02 May - 03 May

Witness our boat dock come to life!

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VE Day

08 May - 10 May

Themed Daytime Events

Photo VE Day image BSL Tour

Deaf-friendly tour - VE Day

09 May

Join our deaf-friendly tour celebrating VE day.

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Red by Night

16 May

See sparks fly, hear forges roar and watch steam unfurl

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BCSC Study Day: Industry and Environment - Cancelled

16 May

join us for a fun and informative study day exploring Industry and Environment

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

16 May

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Marvellous Machines

16 May - 17 May

See the awe-inspiring machines of the Black Country

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Get Closer: Forging Ahead Hard Hat Tour (Members Only) Cancelled

23 May

Join us for a behind the scenes tour with the Forging Ahead project team.

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Makers' Club - Cancelled

26 May

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - Cancelled

27 May

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Family Copper & Enamel Flowers - Cancelled

28 May

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop.

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Get Closer: Transport (Members only) Postponed

28 May

Discover the stories behind some of our vintage vehicles.

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Introduction to Rag Rug Making: Hooking and Progging - Cancelled

30 May

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making

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Finding the Fifties

06 June

Join us for a night of 1950s themed night of food, music and fashion.

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

20 June

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Festival of Vehicles

21 June

Our annual rally of historical vehicles

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An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course

27 June - 28 June

Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

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Willow Frame Basket: 2 day course - Cancelled

27 June - 28 June

Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow

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Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only)

03 July

Get closer with our exclusive members' gin tasting event.

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

04 July

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

04 July - 05 July

Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.

1940s Weekend 2020

1940s Weekend

11 July - 12 July

Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

1940s Evening

1940s Evening

11 July

The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night!

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An Introduction to Print Making

18 July

Join us for a day in our print workshop

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The Hodson Home Front: 1940s Day at the Locksmith's House - NEW DATE

18 July

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

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Science Unlocked - Cancelled

18 July

A fun day of activities exploring science and industry at the Locksmith's House.

deaf friendly tour preserves

Deaf-friendly tour - Pickles & Preserves - NEW DATE

18 July

Specialist Tours, advance-booking

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Family Print Making Workshop

19 July

Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

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Makers' Club

21 July

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

22 July

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Family Leatherwork

23 July

Discover the heritage craft of working with leather.

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Makers' Club

28 July

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Get Closer: Museum Toys

29 July

Get closer to our toy collection!

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

29 July

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop

30 July - 31 July

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

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Get Closer: Hands-on heritage family workshop - Pottery

31 July

Adult Heritage Workshops & Talks, Members Only Events, advance-booking

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Business Partners: Summer Late Networking Event

31 July

Join us for a summer evening networking event exclusively for Business Partners.

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Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photographic Technique)

01 August

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

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Makers' Club

04 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

05 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past

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Family Workshop: Canal Art

06 August

Come and learn canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere

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Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop - NEW DATE

08 August

Join us for a fun felt making workshop

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Forge Experience Day

08 August

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Makers' Club

11 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

12 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Get Closer: Fashion (members only)

13 August

Get closer to our fashion collections in this exclusive members only tour.

Family Painting

Family Painting

14 August

Create a dramatic landscape at our family painting workshop.

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Getting Crafty

15 August

A fun family day of crafts at the Locksmith's House.

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Makers' Club

18 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

19 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Family Felt Making Workshop

20 August

Learn about the history of the craft and make a piece to take home

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Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - NEW DATE

22 August

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

22 August

Experiment with different types of fibre, learn about their properties and the h

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Introduction to Canal Art: Castles - NEW DATE

23 August

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the tradition

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Makers' Club

25 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

26 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* - Fully Booked

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Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacture - Family Workshop

27 August

Watch as we turn your designs into reality using our 3D printer and Laser Cutter

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BCSC Study Day: Black Country Can Make It!

05 September

Join us for a fun and informative study day exploring the manufacturing heritag

Peaky Blinders Nights 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights

11 September - 12 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

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Deaf-friendly tour - Hard Hat Tour

12 September

Join us for our deaf-friendly hard hat tour behind the scenes of Forging Ahead.

Peaky Blinders 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights

18 September - 19 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

Locksmith's House FREE Open Day!

Heritage Open Day at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall

19 September

Events at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall

Peaky Blinders 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights

25 September - 26 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

26 September

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

BC Vehicles Audio

Audio Descriptive Tour - Black Country Vehicles - NEW DATE

02 October

Specialist Tours, advance-booking

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Natural Dyes Day Course

03 October

Discover the beauty of natural dyes and create a striking dyed silk scarf.

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Get Closer: Forging Ahead Hard Hat Tour (Members Only)

09 October

Join us for a behind the scenes tour with the Forging Ahead project team.

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Get Closer: Beer Tasting (Members Only)

09 October

Meet the Brewers at this exclusive members' only event.

Rag rug making

Beginners Rag Rug Making - Shaggy Seat Mats

10 October

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making.

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

10 October

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Introduction to Leatherwork

10 October

A great introduction to Leathercraft.

Audio tour school lesson

Audio Descriptive Tour - World Sight Day

10 October

Join us for an Audio Descriptive Tour on World Sight Day.

Halloween 2020

Halloween Nights

23 October - 24 October

Trick or treat your way around the museum!

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Makers' Club

27 October

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

28 October

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past

Halloween 2020

Halloween Nights

30 October - 31 October

Trick or treat your way around the museum!

willenhall horrible histories

The Locksmith's House - Horrible Willenhall Histories

31 October

Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House

Fused Glass Jewellery

Fused Glass Jewellery

07 November

Spend a creative day making something special.

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Get Closer: Store Tour (Members Only) 10am

07 November

Get Closer to our collections in an exclusive store tour for members.

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Get Closer: Store Tour (Members Only) 12pm

07 November

Get Closer to our collections in an exclusive store tour for members.

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Get Closer: Hands-on Heritage Skills - Glass

08 November

Take part in our glass fusion course, exclusively for members.

Glass Fusion

Family Workshop - Glass Fusion

08 November

Come and be creative together and take part in this fun class to create your own

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Business Partners: Forging Ahead Hard Hat Tour

11 November

Join our Forging Ahead project team on this business partners exclusive tour.

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