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    Unlocking the Black Country

    From Sat 1 Aug, we'm back open and we'm unlocking the Black Country!

Chainmaker and woman on boat dock

Unlocking the Black Country

Family Painting - CANCELLED

Family Painting - CANCELLED

boat dock

Stroll around the boat dock

Queen Vic

13 year old Queen Victoria described the land as "desolate" and "black"

chain making

Watch the traditional skills of metal working

Black by day red by night

In 1866 the Black Country was described as "black by day and red by night"

Traditional Fish and Chips

Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

Stourbridge Lion

In 1828, Stourbridge built the first steam train to operate on US soil

Dudley Miner

The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

Lady Chainmakers

In 1910 the lady chain makers of Cradley Heath helped win Britain's first minimum wage

school lesson

Experience an Edwardian school lesson

Chainmaker and woman on boat dock

01 August - 31 August
Unlocking the Black Country
Discover the remarkable story of this region and its impact on the world

Family Painting - CANCELLED

14 August
Family Painting - CANCELLED
Create a dramatic landscape at our family painting workshop.

locksmiths house

15 August
Getting Crafty - CANCELLED
A fun family day of crafts at the Locksmith's House.

deaf friendly tour preserves

15 August
Deaf-friendly tour - Pickles & Preserves - CANCELLED
Specialist Tours, advance-booking

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18 August
Makers' Club - CANCELLED
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

19 August
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

canal

22 August
Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - CANCELLED
Learn the traditions of folk canal art

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED

22 August
Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED
Experiment with different types of fibre, learn about their properties and the h

photo of Canal Art

23 August
Introduction to Canal Art: Castles - CANCELLED
Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the tradition

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25 August
Makers' Club - CANCELLED
Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

26 August
Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED
Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* - Fully Booked

Photo of Computer laser cutter

27 August
Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacture - Family Workshop- CANCELLED
Watch as we turn your designs into reality using our 3D printer and Laser Cutter

Chainmaker and woman on boat dock

Unlocking the Black Country

01 August - 31 August

Discover the remarkable story of this region and its impact on the world

Family Painting - CANCELLED

Family Painting - CANCELLED

14 August

Create a dramatic landscape at our family painting workshop.

locksmiths house

Getting Crafty - CANCELLED

15 August

A fun family day of crafts at the Locksmith's House.

deaf friendly tour preserves

Deaf-friendly tour - Pickles & Preserves - CANCELLED

15 August

Specialist Tours, advance-booking

Image for Maker's Club

Makers' Club - CANCELLED

18 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED

19 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

canal

Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - CANCELLED

22 August

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED

Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving - CANCELLED

22 August

Experiment with different types of fibre, learn about their properties and the h

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

Image for Maker's Club

Makers' Club - CANCELLED

25 August

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) - CANCELLED

26 August

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past* - Fully Booked

Photo of Computer laser cutter

Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacture - Family Workshop- CANCELLED

27 August

Watch as we turn your designs into reality using our 3D printer and Laser Cutter

Photo BCSC Study Day - Black Country Can Make It

BCSC Study Day: Black Country Can Make It!

05 September

Join us for a fun and informative study day exploring the manufacturing heritag

Peaky Blinders Nights 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights - POSTPONED

11 September - 12 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

photo Forging Ahead development

Deaf-friendly tour - Hard Hat Tour

12 September

Join us for our deaf-friendly hard hat tour behind the scenes of Forging Ahead.

Peaky Blinders 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights - POSTPONED

18 September - 19 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

Locksmith's House FREE Open Day!

Heritage Open Day at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall

19 September

Events at The Locksmith's House, Willenhall

Peaky Blinders 2020

Peaky Blinders Nights - POSTPONED

25 September - 26 September

Grab your flat cap or your flapper dress & step inside the world of the Shelbys

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

26 September

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

Photo world health day image

World Health Day

29 September

Join us for drop in sessions and workshops on World Health Day.

BC Vehicles Audio

Audio Descriptive Tour - Black Country Vehicles

02 October

Specialist Tours, advance-booking

dyes

Natural Dyes Day Course

03 October

Discover the beauty of natural dyes and create a striking dyed silk scarf.

hard hat tour

Get Closer: Forging Ahead Hard Hat Tour (Members Only)

09 October

Join us for a behind the scenes tour with the Forging Ahead project team.

Green Duck Brewery image

Get Closer: Beer Tasting (Members Only)

09 October

Meet the Brewers at this exclusive members' only event.

Rag rug making

Beginners Rag Rug Making - Shaggy Seat Mats

10 October

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making.

photo of industrial might

Red by Night - NEW DATE

10 October

See sparks fly, hear forges roar and watch steam unfurl

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

10 October

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

photo of Survivor steam roller

Marvellous Machines

10 October - 11 October

See the awe-inspiring machines of the Black Country

photo of leather workshop

Introduction to Leatherwork

10 October

A great introduction to Leathercraft.

Audio tour school lesson

Audio Descriptive Tour - World Sight Day

10 October

Join us for an Audio Descriptive Tour on World Sight Day.

Halloween 2020

Halloween Nights

23 October - 24 October

Trick or treat your way around the museum!

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Makers' Club

27 October

Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

YACC Image

Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

28 October

Take part in our holiday club exploring the past

Halloween 2020

Halloween Nights

30 October - 31 October

Trick or treat your way around the museum!

willenhall horrible histories

The Locksmith's House - Horrible Willenhall Histories

31 October

Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House

Fused Glass Jewellery

Fused Glass Jewellery

07 November

Spend a creative day making something special.

photo of store tour

Get Closer: Store Tour (Members Only) 10am

07 November

Get Closer to our collections in an exclusive store tour for members.

photo of store tour

Get Closer: Store Tour (Members Only) 12pm

07 November

Get Closer to our collections in an exclusive store tour for members.

glass fusion members

Get Closer: Hands-on Heritage Skills - Glass

08 November

Take part in our glass fusion course, exclusively for members.

Glass Fusion

Family Workshop - Glass Fusion

08 November

Come and be creative together and take part in this fun class to create your own

Photo forging ahead development

Business Partners: Forging Ahead Hard Hat Tour

11 November

Join our Forging Ahead project team on this business partners exclusive tour.

Danny the horse

Audio Descriptive Tour - A Day in the life of Danny the Horse

11 December

Audio Descriptive Tour - A Day in the life of Danny the Horse

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