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Visitors are the Stars of Museumís Halloween

21 August 2013

Thursday 31 October, 2013

6.30pm – 10.00pm

Nerves of steel and a little Dutch courage are recommended at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Night on Thursday 31 October, 2013 where costumed demonstrators are likely to be upstaged and out-dressed by Museum visitors.   The 1900s streets transform into catwalks of curiosity as members of the public, dressed in macabre costumes, master the fashion of fear.

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Visitors given Key to Locksmithís House Open Day

19 August 2013

Saturday 14 September, 2013

10am - 4pm

  • Explore Willenhall’s only surviving lock-maker’s house and workshop
  •  Discover lock-making life in the Edwardian era

The Locksmith’s House holds the key to lock-making life during the Edwardian era and a free Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14 September gives visitors the opportunity to explore its history.

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Christmas at Home with the Edwardians

19 August 2013

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December, 2013

7.00pm – 9.30pm

  •  Enjoy a traditional Edwardian-style Christmas 
  • Festivities celebrate Willenhall history 

The Locksmith's House in Willenhall, West Midlands is taking a leaf out of the history books by stepping back in time for an Edwardian Christmas celebration on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December from 7.00pm – 9.30pm, that is so last century!   This event will give visitors a rare opportunity to see the only surviving lock-maker’s house and workshop, in a town which was once the UK’s lock making capital.

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Un-tangle our out-of-season Panto!

16 August 2013

Saturday 17 August, 2013

6.30pm – 10.00pm

  • Pantomime adds fizz to half Price Family Night
  • Out-of-season Panto brings summer smiles

Expect the unexpected at Black Country Living Museum this summer, where an out-of-season pantomime will guarantee sunshine and smiles at the Museum’s half price Family Night on Saturday 17 August, 2013.

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Enamelling Course Returns Craft to Region

15 August 2013

Saturday 23 November, 2013

  • Course returns traditional craft to region
  •  Artisan skills create unique enamelware

Black Country Living Museum will be tapping into the region’s DNA with an enamelling course on Saturday 23 November which resurrects the skill of the working class Black Country artisan. The course will demonstrate how to create unique enamel Christmas decorations including tree decorations, mobiles, tea light holders and small bowls.

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Handmade Enamel Gifts for a Homemade Christmas

14 August 2013

Saturday 23 November, 2013

  • Homemade craft course for handmade Christmas
  • Enamel gifts inspired by the past have 21st century appeal 

Herald the arrival of the festive season and create the perfect homemade present for a handmade Christmas at Black Country Living Museum’s ‘Enamel Christmas Decorations’ course on Saturday 23 November, 2013.  Discover the secrets of the artisan craftsman and create vintage-style enamelware gifts for family and friends.

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New Characters Paint a Picture of 1900s Life

13 August 2013


  •             New Museum characters bring reality of 1900s’ living to life.
  •     Education charity launches new resource for Key Stage 2 students.

Black Country Living Museum announced today that it will be launching fifteen new characters in the autumn, to further enhance its learning offer in response to the revised 2014 national curriculum.  Stepping out into the sunshine the characters will don their costumes on Thursday 15 August, 2013 for a rehearsal.


Museumís Glass Course is Clear Cut Winner

12 August 2013

Saturday 2 November, 2013

10am - 4pm

  • Course shines the light on Glass Fusion
  • Ancient creative art enjoys a resurgence

Visitors can return to the ‘Glassroom’ at Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 2 November for a creative course in Fused Glass.  The one day workshop is an exciting introduction to an ancient art form and includes cutting skills and technical information. 

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Visitors on Cloud Nine Come Rain or shine

09 August 2013

  • All weather attraction puts visitors on Cloud Nine
  •  Great day out adds shine to summer

Whatever the vagaries of the British weather you’ll be on cloud nine with a trip to Black Country Living Museum where a great day is guaranteed come rain or shine. 

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Museum Course Weaves its Magic

08 August 2013

Saturday 9 November, 2013, 10am - 4pm

  • Winter Arts and Crafts Courses launched at Museum
  • Sign up quickly for popular workshop

Black Country Living Museum is hoping visitors will put all their eggs in one basket and will make a scramble for its highly popular Beginners’ Willow Basket Weaving Course, which takes place on Saturday 9 November from 10am to 4pm. 

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Double the Fun, Half the Price

07 August 2013

Family Night at Black Country Living Museum

  •  Half price admission to award winning Museum.
  •  Banish boredom with traditional family entertainment.  

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Sink Your Teeth into Summer at Black Country Living Museum

06 August 2013

Saturday 27July – Sunday 1 September 2013

Kids hungry for adventure this summer can embark on a journey to feed their minds at Black Country Living Museum from Saturday 27 July – Sunday 1 September where cooking and washing demonstrations ensure a feast of summer fun.

Sink your teeth into summer activities the whole family can enjoy.  Gorge yourself with a groaty pudding cooking demonstration every Friday in the Anchor Maker’s House; whilst the proof is in the b

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