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National Stitch Day

22 June - 22 June

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Windrush Generation - Sold Out

22 June - 22 June

Themed Daytime Events, Fully Booked

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Beginners' Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

29 June - 30 June

A two-day course to learn the basic techniques of traditional bobbin lacing

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Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only)

05 July - 05 July

Evening Events, Members Only Events, Food & Drink Events, advance-booking

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Deaf Friendly Tours - Explore Edwardian Gardening

06 July - 06 July

Themed Daytime Events

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Willow Basket Weaving - Oval Basket: 2 Day Course

06 July - 07 July

A two-day course making an oval willow shopping basket

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1940s Weekend

13 July - 14 July

Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

1940s photo of d-day darlings

1940s Evening

13 July

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

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

13 July - 13 July

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Historic Heroes

20 July - 01 September

School Holidays

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From Rationing to Reformation: a 1940s study day

20 July - 20 July

A day of talks and demonstrations

Photo of felt purses

Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop

20 July - 20 July

Come and create a beautiful felt piece

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Get Closer: Museum Toys

24 July - 24 July

Get closer to our toy collection.

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Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - Sold Out

26 July - 26 July

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

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An Introduction to Pottery Workshop

27 July - 27 July

Create your very own clay pot using the traditional technique of coiling.

locksmiths 1940s day

1940s Day at the Locksmith's House

27 July - 27 July

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

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

31 July - 31 July

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Family Print Making Workshop

01 August - 01 August

Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

summer lates

Summer Lates

02 August - 02 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

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Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - Sold Out

03 August - 03 August

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

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Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

04 August - 04 August

Paint a design on a piece of canal ware to take home

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

07 August - 07 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

photo of metal petals

Family Metal Petals workshop

08 August - 08 August

Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing

summer lates

Summer Lates

09 August - 09 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

14 August - 14 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

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Get Closer: Fashion (Members only)

15 August - 15 August

Members Only Events, advance-booking

Enamel Workshop

Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques

15 August - 15 August

Come and learn about the wonderful art of enamelling - fusing glass to metal.

summer lates

Summer Lates

16 August - 16 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

Dr Eamer's Gin Tasting

Dr Eamers' – Gin Tasting

17 August - 17 August

Dr Eamers' – Gin Tasting

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

17 August - 17 August

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

photo of children doing research

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

21 August - 21 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

Pewter Casting

Family Pewter Casting

22 August - 22 August

Learn the traditional techniques of sandcasting

Pewter Casting

Family Pewter Casting - Members Only

22 August - 22 August

Learn the traditional techniques of sandcasting

summer lates

Summer Lates

23 August - 23 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

photo of children researching

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

28 August - 28 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

photo of girl ragrugging

Family Rag Rug Making Workshop

29 August - 29 August

Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making

summer lates

Summer Lates

30 August - 30 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

photo of peaky blinders

Peaky Blinders Night - Sold Out

06 September - 07 September

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

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Glass Painting

07 September - 07 September

learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels

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Peaky Blinders Night - Sold Out

13 September - 14 September

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

Photo of the store tours

Hidden Objects: Tour and Tea

14 September - 14 September

Join our Curators to find out about their work behind the scenes

on the move audio tour

Audio Descriptive Tour - Travel on a vintage vehicles made in the Black Country

14 September

Themed Daytime Events

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Family Workshop: Canal Art

21 September - 21 September

Come and learn canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

21 September - 21 September

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day

Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day

21 September - 21 September

A study day exploring our man-made waterways

photo of painted canal art tiles

Family Workshop: Canal Art (Members Only)

21 September - 21 September

Members Only Events, advance-booking

locksmiths cookery

Edwardian Cooking Experience - Fully Booked

28 September - 28 September

Settle in for a day of traditional cookery by the warmth of the range.

photo of leather workshop

Introduction to Leatherwork - Sold Out

28 September - 28 September

A great introduction to Leathercraft.

Photo of Dave Reeves

Poetry Writing Workshop

28 September - 28 September

A day of writing which will draw on the built environment of the Museum

dyes

Natural Dyes Day Course

05 October - 05 October

Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf

Green Duck Brewery image

Get Closer: Meet the Brewer with Green Duck

11 October - 11 October

Meet the Brewers at this exclusive members' only event.

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

12 October - 12 October

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photagraphic Technique)

12 October - 12 October

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

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Deaf Friendly Tours - Edwardian School Lesson

12 October - 12 October

Themed Daytime Events

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Get Closer: Store Tour Introduction (Members Only)

12 October - 12 October

Bring the family along to join in a beginners behind the scenes tour

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Get Closer: Store Tour Delve Deeper (Members Only)

12 October - 12 October

Join us for a more indepth look at our Collections on a behind the scenes tour.

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Get Closer: Forging Ahead - Meet the Project Team (Members Only)

19 October - 19 October

Join us for a morning with the Forging Ahead project team.

Halloween photo

Halloween Nights

25 October - 26 October

Bring the family for a frightfully fun evening of entertainment

fiendish felon man in top hat with skull in hand

Fiendish Felons - Half Term

26 October - 03 November

Discover the dastardly deeds of criminals of the past!

willenhall horrible histories

The Locksmith's House - Horrible Willenhall Histories

26 October - 26 October

Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House

photo of homemade candle

Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

26 October - 26 October

A workshop to introduce a range of waxes and techniques

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Family Workshop: Candle Making

27 October - 27 October

Join us and have a go at making candles

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Halloween Nights

30 October - 31 October

Bring the family for a frightfully fun evening of entertainment

photo of young curators

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

30 October - 30 October

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

Photo of books in archive

Get Closer: Museum Archive Tour (Members Only)

16 November - 16 November

Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

16 November - 16 November

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

emile doos chemist

Audio Descriptive Tour - The Aromas of Emile Doo's The Chemist

16 November

Themed Daytime Events

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