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Jump Straight into the Thick of it This Half Term

Into the Thick of it Half Term Bclm

03 May 2017

Sat 27 May – Sun 4 Jun

Discover how children of the past lived, worked and played this half term!

Ever wondered what life was like for kids in the Black Country over a century ago? Well now's your chance to find out. Bring the whole family along this half term and take part in crafts, activities, games and period dress up as you go back in time and discover what it was like to live during the height of the Industrial Revolution.

  • Take on the Family Discovery Trail and meet the Museum’s many costumed characters along the way
  • Keep an eye out for the lady chain makers who’ll be toiling away, and have a lot to say about what it was like to work all day and look after children!
  • Gets messy and play with clay as you craft your very own brick from scratch
  • Feeling brave? Head into the thick of the Museum’s Victorian mine where they’ll get an eye-opening insight into the types of jobs children were expected to do
  • Feeling braver? Head into the Museum’s Edwardian classroom and face M’am, who will have you writing in copperplate and saying your ABCs backwards in no time!
  • Have a go at the deceptively difficult (but surprisingly addictive) hoop and stick, and take on classics such as hop scotch, cup and ball and mop horse races

In the Thick of it: Children in Industry takes place between Sat 27 May and Sun 4 Jun between 10am-5pm. Don’t forget, when you pay for one day you’ll be able to visit for 12 months with BCLM’s UnChained Annual. Book now!

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