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Victorian Day at the Locksmith's House



The Locksmith’s House is currently closed.

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Enjoy a fun, hands-on programme led by our experienced demonstrators.

Students can enjoy a number of practical activities including:

rag-rug making in the parlour 
making toast on the kitchen range
experiencing a Victorian wash day, using dolly legs and a mangle
learning how locks are assembled

All groups take a tour of the house and learn about life for the Hodson family.

Exclusive use of the venue for your school



  • To develop an awareness of the past
  • To ask and answer questions about objects from the past
  • To learn to use everyday words and phrases relating to the passing of time, including recognising and describing the common features of domestic dwellings and to identify the key features of a home built a long time ago
  • To find out how life has changed over time and to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods using houses and homes as a context
  • To show that an investigation of the buildings, objects and displays in a Museum can be used to find out about the past



We are able to take bookings from school parties on most weekdays during term time.

Visits can be made by appointment and must be pre-booked.

The cost is only £7.25 per student (minimum booking fee £120), with no charge for accompanying adults.


Associated resources are combined in the PDF "School visit information pack"


For more information and to book your visit please contact our Sales & Ticketing Team at Black Country Living Museum on 0121 520 8054 or  email


Please note the Locksmith's House is not based at Black Country Living Museum and is located within Willenhall.

The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA

For further details about The Locksmith's House including group visits, events and information downloads - click   here

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