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Learning at Black Country Living Museum

Heritage Skills Courses (18+)


A new programme of short courses and lunchtime talks with the aim of promoting and preserving the objects, traditions and skills of the region.

Whether you want to find out more, develop a new hobby, learn a new skill or extend your knowledge and expertise, we offer a range of exciting, hands-on learning experiences for adults, making use of the Museum's historic buildings and collections, our industrial landscape and the traditions and culture of the Black Country.


Introduction to Canal Art: Roses

02 May

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

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Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

03 May

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the tradition

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An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course

27 June - 28 June

Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

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Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

04 July - 05 July

Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.


Natural Dyes Day Course

03 October

Discover the beauty of natural dyes and create a striking dyed silk scarf.

Rag rug making

Beginners Rag Rug Making - Shaggy Seat Mats

10 October

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making.

Did you know?

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The Malins family started the Birmingham based Mamod company in 1939. The name Mamod is derived from Malins Models.

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