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Forging Ahead: Learning

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We plan to create a new contemporary Learning Centre and complementary Industrial Learning Space to significantly enhance our ability to deliver inspirational learning activities for 80,000 school children each year.

The existing Rolfe Street Entrance Building will be repurposed and refurbished as a Learning Centre providing a fit-for-purpose facility for educational visits.

The planned recreation of Victoria Engineering, from Brierley Hill, will create a learning facility in the heart of the historic site. This interactive industrial learning and demonstration space will be suitable for large groups of school children.

In addition, the 1940s-1960s historic development will provide an exciting backdrop for informal learning programmes and activities. 

Together, these developments will enable us to deliver more hands-on opportunities across a wider variety of curriculum areas, including a mixture of historic and modern application.

More information about our plans for Learning will be added over the coming months.

"I am delighted that Black Country Living Museum has been successful in its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for its "Forging Ahead " initiative. The museum is an exemplar and driving force in enhancing aspiration for learners of all ages through its creative, engaging and knowledgeable work.

Forging Ahead builds on this excellent track record and will enable the Museum to deliver inspiring learning and skill development opportunities that are pivotal to the economic success of the region."             

Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton                 

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