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Half Term: Living Dangerously

15 February - 23 February 2020

Half Term: Living Dangerously

15 February - 23 February 2020

Join us for a dangerously fun half term and explore the devastating disasters and downright bad luck that plagued Black Country workers of the past.

Take on the role of journalist as you follow our family friendly trail, test your own toy rocket to its limits and meet a brand new host of historic characters guaranteed to make for an explosive day of misadventures for all ages.

Before the age of health and safety, many a mishap befell the people of the Black Country – working during in the 19th century was downright dangerous! Meet the incorrigible union representative as he fights for workers’ rights after a mishap at the rolling mill. Can he convince the factory manager to change his ways, or are his workers doomed to unsafe working conditions?

Piece together the calamities and debacles of the past as you put on your journalist hat and follow the treacherous trail from one disaster to the next. A boiler has exploded, the workers are ‘up in arms’ and someone has even lost a finger or two – can you come up with some eye-catching headlines and break the story to the public?

Don’t forget to watch your step as you explore the shops and houses. Mis-shaped stairs, burns on the cooking range and even adulterated bread - the home was truly a dangerous place to live in the past!

Important information & how to book

Living Dangerously half term activities will take place between Sat 15th Feb – Sun 23rd Feb, from 10am - 4pm.

Looking for tickets? Living Dangerously half term activities will take place during the daytime, so you can either book general admission tickets online or simply show up and pay on the day. All full price general admission tickets come with a free UnChained Annual pass, which will give you 12 months’ unlimited daytime visits. If you already have an UnChained Annual Pass, you can use that to visit us for February half term free of charge. For more information on the Unchained Pass, please see our terms and conditions.


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