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Sweet Treat for Half Term


20 May 2014

The Museum is celebrating the re-launch of it's sweet shop boiler with a fun-filled week of traditional sweet making and childhood games.

The sweet shop in the Museum's canal side village takes the name of Thomas Cook, who ran a small confectionery business at 21 Bond Street, Dudley between 1871 and 1901. The skill of sugar boiling has now been revived at the Museum and from Saturday 24 May until Sunday 1 June, you can watch the sweet-maker demonstrate the boiling of the sugar, running it through the shape presser and letting it cool whilst you experience the smell and of course the tastes, of the freshly prepared Black Country 'suck' including old favourites like pear drops, acid drops and troach sweets.

May half-term (24 May - 01 June), Learn about treats of the past and see demonstrations of sweet making, have a go at traditional street games, explore underground in our mine experience and on selected days; have a laugh with Punch and Judy and enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the Museum's village.

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