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      pulling a pint in the pub

      Pop in for an ale at the Bottle & Glass Inn

      Traditional Fish and Chips

      Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

      school lesson

      Experience an Edwardian school lesson

      Workers institute

      Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

      photo of victorian lady in kitchen

      Cooking Demonstrations

      Lady Chainmakers

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

      Dudley Miner

      The average age of death was 16.7 in Dudley in 1841

      Black by day red by night

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

      boat dock

      Stroll around the boat dock

      chain making

      Watch the traditional skills of metal working

      Stourbridge Lion

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

      Queen Vic

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

      trolleybuses

      Have a ride on our historic transport

      Cinema

      Watch a silent film in our cinema

      street games

      Try your hand at traditional street games

      Photo finding the fifties event

      06 June
      Finding the Fifties - cancelled
      Join us for a night of 1950s themed night of food, music and fashion.

      locksmiths forge experience

      20 June
      Forge Experience Day - Cancelled
      A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

      photo Classic Car Show

      21 June
      Festival of Vehicles - cancelled
      Our annual rally of historical vehicles

      photo of stone masonry

      27 June - 28 June
      An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course - cancelled
      Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

      photo of willow basket

      27 June - 28 June
      Willow Frame Basket: 2 day course - Cancelled
      Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow

      gintleman

      03 July
      Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only) - cancelled
      Get closer with our exclusive members' gin tasting event.

      locksmiths forge experience

      04 July
      Forge Experience Day - cancelled
      A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

      photo of bobbin lace jewellery

      04 July - 05 July
      Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course - cancelled
      Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.

      1940s Weekend 2020

      11 July - 12 July
      1940s Weekend - cancelled
      Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

      1940s Evening

      11 July
      1940s Evening - cancelled
      The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night!

      photo of drypoint sketch

      18 July
      An Introduction to Print Making - cancelled
      Join us for a day in our print workshop

      locksmiths 1940s day

      18 July
      The Hodson Home Front: 1940s Day at the Locksmith's House - cancelled
      Visit our sister Museum, the Locksmith's House, as it turns to the 1940s.

      Photo finding the fifties event

      Finding the Fifties - cancelled

      06 June

      Join us for a night of 1950s themed night of food, music and fashion.

      locksmiths forge experience

      Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

      20 June

      A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

      photo Classic Car Show

      Festival of Vehicles - cancelled

      21 June

      Our annual rally of historical vehicles

      photo of stone masonry

      An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course - cancelled

      27 June - 28 June

      Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

      photo of willow basket

      Willow Frame Basket: 2 day course - Cancelled

      27 June - 28 June

      Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow

      gintleman

      Get Closer: Gin Tasting (Members only) - cancelled

      03 July

      Get closer with our exclusive members' gin tasting event.

      locksmiths forge experience

      Forge Experience Day - cancelled

      04 July

      A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

      photo of bobbin lace jewellery

      Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course - cancelled

      04 July - 05 July

      Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.

      1940s Weekend 2020

      1940s Weekend - cancelled

      11 July - 12 July

      Spend the weekend in wartime Britain

      1940s Evening

      1940s Evening - cancelled

      11 July

      The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night!

      photo of drypoint sketch

      An Introduction to Print Making - cancelled

      18 July

      Join us for a day in our print workshop

      locksmiths 1940s day

      The Hodson Home Front: 1940s Day at the Locksmith's House - cancelled

      18 July

      Visit our sister Museum, the Locksmith's House, as it turns to the 1940s.

      locksmiths house

      Science Unlocked - cancelled

      18 July

      A fun day of activities exploring science and industry at the Locksmith's House.

      photo of drypoint sketch

      Family Print Making Workshop - cancelled

      19 July

      Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club - cancelled

      21 July

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      YACC Image

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

      22 July

      Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

      photo of leather keyring

      Family Leatherwork - cancelled

      23 July

      Discover the heritage craft of working with leather.

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club - cancelled

      28 July

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      photo of toy collection

      Get Closer: Museum Toys - cancelled

      29 July

      Get closer to our toy collection!

      YACC Image

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

      29 July

      Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

      photo of pottery

      Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - cancelled

      30 July - 31 July

      Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

      hands on pottery workshop

      Get Closer: Hands-on heritage family workshop (pottery) - cancelled

      31 July

      Adult Heritage Workshops & Talks, Members Only Events, advance-booking

      Photo summer lates sunset

      Business Partners: Summer Late Networking Event - cancelled

      31 July

      Join us for a summer evening networking event exclusively for Business Partners.

      photo of cyanotype

      Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photographic Technique)

      01 August

      Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club

      04 August

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      YACC Image

      Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

      05 August

      Take part in our holiday club exploring the past

      canal art photo

      Family Workshop: Canal Art

      06 August

      Come and learn canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere

      Photo of felt purses

      Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop - NEW DATE

      08 August

      Join us for a fun felt making workshop

      locksmiths forge experience

      Forge Experience Day

      08 August

      A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club

      11 August

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      YACC Image

      Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

      12 August

      Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

      get closer fashion

      Get Closer: Fashion (members only)

      13 August

      Get closer to our fashion collections in this exclusive members only tour.

      Family Painting

      Family Painting

      14 August

      Create a dramatic landscape at our family painting workshop.

      locksmiths house

      Getting Crafty

      15 August

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

      deaf friendly tour preserves

      Deaf-friendly tour - Pickles & Preserves

      15 August

      Specialist Tours, advance-booking

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club

      18 August

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      YACC Image

      Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

      19 August

      Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

      photo of felt insects

      Family Felt Making Workshop

      20 August

      Learn about the history of the craft and make a piece to take home

      canal

      Introduction to Canal Art: Roses

      22 August

      Learn the traditions of folk canal art

      Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

      Fun with Fibres - An Introduction to Weaving

      22 August

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

      photo of Canal Art

      Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

      23 August

      Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the tradition

      Image for Maker's Club

      Makers' Club

      25 August

      Join our holiday club and develop your creative skills

      YACC Image

      Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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!

      Image for Maker's Club

      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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