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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 - CANCELLED

22 August

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

photo of Canal Art

Introduction to Canal Art: Castles - CANCELLED

23 August

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


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 first street gas lights appeared in Pall Mall, London in 1807. Today, the museum has 12 working street gas lights.

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