May Day at the Museum
Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.
The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.
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01 May 2017
Join us for our May Day celebrations this Bank Holiday Monday (1 May).
Grab a maypole ribbon and join the traditional dancers as they weave their magic, demonstrating an age-old tradition. Enjoy some old-fashioned fun as Punch and Judy entertain the crowds and see our world famous Newcomen Steam Engine in action.
You can also discover the delights of playtime in the last century, banish boredom with traditional street games including hopscotch and skipping. Take up the challenge to see how long you can keep the hoop rolling in the hoop and stick game and test your skill with a cup and ball and the whip and top.
Meet the Town Crier, have a scream and a laugh with Punch & Judy.
Not forgetting our usual's - you can also enjoy a trip 'Into the Thick', experiencing life in a 1850s coal mine, attend a Victorian school lesson and try our famous traditionally cooked Fish & Chips.