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Half Term - Beyond the Petticoat

17 February - 25 February

Go beyond the petticoat this half term and meet the ladies who helped shape history. This...

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Ale Tasting

23 February

Sadler's of Lye bring a taste of their brewery to our Museum. Sample the top 10 of Sadler's...

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British Sign Language Tours

24 February

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the...

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Mother’s Ruin – Gin Tasting Evening

09 March - 10 March

Enjoy an evening in our Bottle & Glass Inn as local wine & spirit merchants, Nickolls...

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Commemorating the Great War

10 March

Demonstrations and activities from The Great War Society, an award winning Great War living...

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BBC Civilisations Festival: The Impact of Steam on Modern Civilisation

10 March

As part of the BBC’s Civilisations Festival , we’ll be exploring the impact of steam...

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Forge Experience Day

17 March

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Banks's Brewery Tour (Members only) - Sold Out

17 March

This Member Event is now Fully Booked - find similar events at Members only event Our...

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Egg-citing Easter Activities

24 March - 15 April

Hop on over to find a cracking programme of Easter fun ready and waiting! Take the...

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Get Closer: Racecourse Colliery Preview (Members only)

29 March

Join us after hours for a members exclusive opportunity to enjoy a tour of the newly restored...

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Bringing the Pit to Life

30 March - 02 April

This weekend will highlight our newly restored Racecourse Colliery which tells the important story...

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British Sign Language Tours

31 March

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

04 April

Theme: My Favourite Black Country Object - Celebrating 40yrs of BCLM. Take part in our holiday...

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The Locksmith's House - Spring

07 April

Join us to explore the Edwardian Locksmith's house and find out all about the Hodson family who...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

11 April

Theme: My Favourite Black Country Object - Celebrating 40yrs of BCLM. Take part in our holiday...

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Get Closer: Store Tour (Members only) 10am

14 April

Get Closer to our collections - Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour where you can...

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Transport Driving Experience Evening

19 April

Join our transport team for an evening of vintage cars. Starting with an early supper at our...

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Forge Experience Day

21 April

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Victorian Bakery Experience - Sold Out

28 April

This Experience Day has now sold out -  Find out about similar Experiences at BCLM  ...

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British Sign Language Tours

28 April

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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Get Closer: Guided Tour of the Museum's Transport Collection (Members only)

03 May

Explore hidden areas of the Museum with our Curator of Industry & Transport and discover the...

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Felt Bowl Making

05 May

Learn about the history of the craft while developing a fantastic piece to take home.  ...

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Tug Boats Gathering

05 May - 07 May

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend to see our tug boats. See the canal come alive with...

May Pole

May Day Celebrations

07 May

Join us for our May Day celebrations this Bank Holiday Monday (1 May). Grab a maypole ribbon...

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Canal Art Family Learning Workshops

07 May

Come and learn the traditional techniques of canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  ...

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Get Closer: Red by Night (Members only)

19 May

Skip the queues and join other members for an exclusive pre-event experience. Gain access to...

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Red by Night

19 May

Experience the industrial might of the Black Country at Red by Night as skilled craftsmen and...

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Forge Experience Day

19 May

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Industrial Might

19 May - 20 May

Discover the awe-inspiring industrial might of the Black Country this weekend when the Museum will...

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British Sign Language Tours

19 May

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the...

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Creative Story Writing Workshop at the Locksmith's House

19 May

Come and unlock your creative side with our poet-in-residence Dave Reeves.   Dave will be...

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Candle Making: Spring Flowers

26 May

Learn traditional candle making techniques, experiment with colour and make a decoration to take...

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Made in the Black Country

26 May - 03 June

From door knockers to record-breaking cars, join in this half term as we celebrate the Black...

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Candle Making: Spring Flowers (Members Only)

27 May

Learn traditional candle making technique in our half day workshop. Family members of all ages...

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Family Candle Making: Spring Flowers

27 May

Learn traditional candle making technique in our half day workshop. Family members of all ages...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

30 May

Theme: Black Country inventors and manufacturers. Take part in our holiday club exploring the...

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Beginners Rag Rug Making

02 June

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. During the workshop Jenni will demonstrate...

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Ale Tasting

08 June

Sadler's of Lye bring a taste of their brewery to our Museum. Sample the top 10 of Sadler's...

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An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course

09 June - 10 June

Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone. This is a practical workshop in which you...

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Transport Driving Experience Evening

14 June

Join our transport team for an evening of vintage cars. Starting with an early supper at our...

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Tram Driving Experience Day

15 June

Join our expert team to learn all about the history and workings of the trams in our collection,...

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Banks's Brewery Tour (Members only) - Sold Out

16 June

This Member Event is now Fully Booked - find similar events at  Members only event Our...

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Forge Experience Day

16 June

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Home on the Range

16 June

Join us for an experience day of traditional cooking in our Back to Back houses. Discover the...

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Glass Painting

16 June

On this course you will learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels using tracing,...

Classic Car Show

Festival of Black Country Vehicles

17 June

Wheeling into its 16th year, this annual gathering of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles...

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Fabulous Fascinators

23 June

Got a wedding to go to this year? Going to the races? Join our day course and have a go at making...

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Metal Working Experience

24 June

Join our skilled metalworkers for a day of heat and hammers to start your apprenticeship in the...

Banks's Beer Tasting

Banks’s Black Country Beers

30 June

Try Banks’s top 10 finest ales in our Bottle & Glass Inn whilst meeting the brewer and...

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British Sign Language Tours

30 June

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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Beginners’ Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

30 June - 01 July

During this two-day course you will be taught the basic techniques of traditional bobbin lace...

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Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only) - Sold Out

06 July

This Member Event is now Fully Booked - find similar events at  Members only event Our...

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British Sign Language Tours

07 July

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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Willow Basket Weaving - Oval Basket: 2 Day Course

07 July - 08 July

A two-day course where you will be making an oval shopping basket with a handle that you can take...

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A Flavour of the Forties

09 July - 20 July

Our costumed characters are preparing to go 'Back to the Forties' for our 1940s Weekend , see the...

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1940s Weekend

14 July - 15 July

Spend the weekend in wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum’s highly popular ...

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1940s Evening

14 July

The spirit of the ‘40s will live on into the night as a separate evening event takes place...

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A Flavour of the Forties

16 July - 20 July

Our costumed characters are preparing to go 'Back to the Forties' for our  1940s Weekend ,...

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Transport Driving Experience Evening

19 July

Join our transport team for an evening of vintage cars. Starting with an early supper at our...

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Forge Experience Day

21 July

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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That's Entertainment: Historic Holiday Fun

21 July - 02 September

Discover the fun hobbies and pastimes that entertained Black Country folk from Victorian times to...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

25 July

Theme: Seaside Holidays. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to...

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Banks's Brewery Tour (Members only) - Sold Out

27 July

This Member Event is now Fully Booked - find similar events at  Members only event Our...

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Family Pottery

27 July

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop for family members of all ages and...

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Tram Driving Experience Day

27 July

Join our expert team to learn all about the history and workings of the trams in our collection,...

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Family Pottery (Members Only)

27 July

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop for family members of all ages and...

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1940s Day at The Locksmith's House

28 July

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

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An Introductory to Pottery Making

28 July

Using Ruskin Pottery as a source of inspiration, you will be able to create your very own clay pot...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

01 August

Theme: Leisure time at home. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to...

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Summer Evening

03 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver* We’re extending our opening hours to 8pm every Friday in...

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Family Metal Petals workshop

07 August

Come and create a metal flower. Learn the technique of metal forming and embossing to shape and...

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Copper & Enamel Flowers Workshop

07 August

Come and create a metal and enamel flower. Learn the technique of metal forming and embossing to...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

08 August

Theme: Working holidays. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to...

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Summer Evening

10 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver* We’re extending our opening hours to 8pm every Friday in...

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Family Introduction to Felt Making

14 August

Learn about the history of the craft while developing a fantastic piece to take home. This two...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

15 August

Theme: Days trips with the railway. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join...

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Metal Working Experience

16 August

Join our skilled metalworkers for a day of heat and hammers to start your apprenticeship in the...

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Summer Evening

17 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver* We’re extending our opening hours to 8pm every Friday in...

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Canal Art for Beginners: Castles

18 August

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk...

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Forge Experience Day

18 August

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Canal Art for Beginners: Roses

18 August

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk...

Family Pewter Casting

Family Pewter Casting

21 August

Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Learn the techniques of metal...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

22 August

Theme: Holiday Fashion. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to...

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Get Closer: Fashion (Members only) - Sold Out

23 August

This Member Event is now Fully Booked - find similar events at  Members only event ...

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Transport Driving Experience Evening

23 August

Join our transport team for an evening of vintage cars. Starting with an early supper at our...

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Summer Evening

24 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver* We’re extending our opening hours to 8pm every Friday in...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

29 August

Theme: Holiday Parks. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to undertake...

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Family Rag Rug Making Workshop

30 August

Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making with a modern twist in a fun and...

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Summer Evening

31 August

Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver* We’re extending our opening hours to 8pm every Friday in...

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Peaky Blinders Night - SOLD OUT

07 September - 08 September

Tickets for this event have now Sold Out Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Blinders...

Glass Engraving

Glass Engraving

08 September

In this one day course, you will learn the basics of hand engraved glass. This is a fun class...

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Home on the Range

13 September

Join us for an experience day of traditional cooking in our Back to Back houses. Discover the...

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Peaky Blinders Night - SOLD OUT

14 September - 15 September

Tickets for this event have now Sold Out Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Blinders...

Locksmith's House FREE Open Day!

Heritage Open Day at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall

15 September

Step back into Willenhall's past - The Locksmith's house has been left exactly as it would have...

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Heritage Open Day Store Tours

15 September

Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour where you can meet the BCLM Curators and see some of...

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Get Closer: Peaky Blinders (Members only) - SOLD OUT

15 September

This event has now sold out Beat the queues and enjoy a guided tour of the Home of Peaky...

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Natural Dyes Day Course

15 September

Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf using local plants and kitchen cupboard...

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Forge Experience Day

22 September

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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Poetry Writing Workshop

29 September

A day of writing which will draw on the built environment of the Museum and delve into your own...

Whiskey Tasting

Whiskey, Malts & Blends

29 September

Enjoy an evening in our Bottle & Glass Inn with local Whiskey merchants, Nickolls & Perks...

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Fit for Purpose: A Costume Study Day

29 September

Come and join us for a fun and informative study day exploring historic costume We will be...

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British Sign Language Tours

29 September

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

Harvest Festival

Harvest in the Home

06 October - 07 October

Experience the harvest season in wartime Britain as we transform home-grown fruit and vegetables...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival Service

07 October

Join  Volunteers - The Friends of the Museum, as they bring the 1837 Darby Hand Chapel to...

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Victorian Bakery Experience

13 October

Experience life in our Victorian bakery, baker’s parlour and baker's shop. Meet your host...

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Forge Experience Day

20 October

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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British Sign Language Tours

20 October

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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Halloween Nights

26 October - 27 October

Get ready for a frightfully good evening of entertainment at our Halloween Nights! Prepare for a...

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The Locksmith's House - Horrible Willenhall Histories

27 October

Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House and take part in our...

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Half Term - Terrifying Tales

27 October - 04 November

Discover spooky Black Country legends from the past this half term as you help us separate...

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Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

27 October

In this one day course, participants will explore the season and work with traditional Bees wax....

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Family Candle Making: Bees Wax

28 October

Explore the season and work with traditional Bees wax. Create a shaped Bees Wax candle and try...

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Halloween Nights

30 October - 31 October

Get ready for a frightfully good evening of entertainment at our Halloween Nights! Prepare for a...

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Get Closer: Store Tour (Members only) 10am

31 October

Get Closer to our collections - Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour where you can...

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Get Closer: Store Tour (Members only) 11am

31 October

Get Closer to our collections - Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour where you can...

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Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

31 October

Theme: Terrifying Tales. Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* Join us to...

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Sweet Making Experience

03 November

Experience life in our traditional sweet shop; known locally as the ‘suck shop’. ...

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Sweet Making Experience - Sold Out

10 November

This Experience Day has now sold out  -  Find out about similar  Experiences at...

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The Great War is Over

10 November - 11 November

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI We will also be holding a special...

Remembrance Service

Armistice Day Service

11 November

Join us for a special service of commemoration that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of...

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Victorian Bakery & Sweet Making Experience - Sold Out

17 November

This Experience Day has now sold out  -  Find out about similar  Experiences at...

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Forge Experience Day

17 November

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith...

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British Sign Language Tours

24 November

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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British Sign Language Tours

08 December

Specialist Tours including British Sign Language and Audio Descriptive guides Those on the tour...

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