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    Historic Heroes

    Uncover inspiring stories of Black Country heroes this summer

    Cinema

    Watch a silent film in our cinema

    underground mine

    Go underground in the mine

    school lesson

    Experience an Edwardian school lesson

    street games

    Try your hand at traditional street games

    pulling a pint in the pub

    Pop in for an ale at the Bottle & Glass Inn

    trolleybuses

    Have a ride on our historic transport

    chain making

    Watch the traditional skills of metal working

    fairground

    Enjoy our traditional fairground

    boat dock

    Stroll around the boat dock

    Traditional Fish and Chips

    Enjoy our traditionally cooked fish & chips

    Workers institute

    Join in a tour of the Workers' Institute

    historic heroes lined up at the museum

    20 July - 01 September
    Historic Heroes
    School Holidays

    photo of ration book

    20 July
    From Rationing to Reformation: a 1940s study day
    A day of talks and demonstrations

    photo of toy collection

    24 July
    Get Closer: Museum Toys
    Get closer to our toy collection. - Fully booked

    photo of pottery

    26 July
    Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - Sold Out
    Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

    photo of pottery

    27 July
    An Introduction to Pottery Workshop
    Create your very own clay pot using the traditional technique of coiling.

    locksmiths 1940s day

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

    photo of children doing research

    31 July
    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)
    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    photo of drypoint sketch

    01 August
    Family Print Making Workshop
    Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

    summer lates

    02 August
    Summer Lates
    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    canal

    03 August
    Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - Sold Out
    Learn the traditions of folk canal art

    photo of Canal Art

    04 August
    Introduction to Canal Art: Castles
    Paint a design on a piece of canal ware to take home

    photo of children doing research

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

    historic heroes lined up at the museum

    Historic Heroes

    20 July - 01 September

    School Holidays

    photo of ration book

    From Rationing to Reformation: a 1940s study day

    20 July - 20 July

    A day of talks and demonstrations

    photo of toy collection

    Get Closer: Museum Toys

    24 July - 24 July

    Get closer to our toy collection. - Fully booked

    photo of pottery

    Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop - Sold Out

    26 July - 26 July

    Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop

    photo of pottery

    An Introduction to Pottery Workshop

    27 July - 27 July

    Create your very own clay pot using the traditional technique of coiling.

    locksmiths 1940s day

    1940s Day at the Locksmith's House

    27 July - 27 July

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

    photo of children doing research

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    31 July - 31 July

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    photo of drypoint sketch

    Family Print Making Workshop

    01 August - 01 August

    Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

    summer lates

    Summer Lates

    02 August - 02 August

    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    canal

    Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - Sold Out

    03 August - 03 August

    Learn the traditions of folk canal art

    photo of Canal Art

    Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

    04 August - 04 August

    Paint a design on a piece of canal ware to take home

    photo of children doing research

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    07 August - 07 August

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    photo of metal petals

    Family Metal Petals workshop

    08 August - 08 August

    Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing

    summer lates

    Summer Lates

    09 August - 09 August

    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    photo of children doing research

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    14 August - 14 August

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    photo of costume

    Get Closer: Fashion (Members only)

    15 August - 15 August

    Members Only Events, advance-booking

    Enamel Workshop

    Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques

    15 August - 15 August

    Come and learn about the wonderful art of enamelling - fusing glass to metal.

    summer lates

    Summer Lates

    16 August - 16 August

    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    Dr Eamer's Gin Tasting

    Dr Eamers' – Gin Tasting

    17 August - 17 August

    Dr Eamers' – Gin Tasting

    locksmiths forge experience

    Forge Experience Day

    17 August - 17 August

    A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

    photo of children doing research

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    21 August - 21 August

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    Pewter Casting

    Family Pewter Casting

    22 August - 22 August

    Learn the traditional techniques of sandcasting

    Pewter Casting

    Family Pewter Casting - Members Only

    22 August - 22 August

    Learn the traditional techniques of sandcasting

    summer lates

    Summer Lates

    23 August - 23 August

    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    photo of children researching

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    28 August - 28 August

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    photo of girl ragrugging

    Family Rag Rug Making Workshop

    29 August - 29 August

    Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making

    summer lates

    Summer Lates

    30 August - 30 August

    Enjoy Summer Fun for a Fiver*

    Tommy Shelby walking image

    Peaky Blinders Night - Sold Out

    06 September - 07 September

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

    photo of glass

    Glass Painting

    07 September - 07 September

    learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels

    Official Tommy Shelby walking image

    Peaky Blinders Night - Sold Out

    13 September - 14 September

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

    Photo of the store tours

    Hidden Objects: Tour and Tea

    14 September - 14 September

    Join our Curators to find out about their work behind the scenes

    on the move audio tour

    Audio Descriptive Tour - Travel on a vintage vehicles made in the Black Country

    14 September

    Themed Daytime Events

    canal art photo

    Family Workshop: Canal Art

    21 September - 21 September

    Come and learn canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere

    locksmiths forge experience

    Forge Experience Day

    21 September - 21 September

    A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

    Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day

    Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day

    21 September - 21 September

    A study day exploring our man-made waterways

    photo of painted canal art tiles

    Family Workshop: Canal Art (Members Only)

    21 September - 21 September

    Members Only Events, advance-booking

    locksmiths cookery

    Edwardian Cooking Experience - Fully Booked

    28 September - 28 September

    Settle in for a day of traditional cookery by the warmth of the range.

    photo of leather workshop

    Introduction to Leatherwork - Sold Out

    28 September - 28 September

    A great introduction to Leathercraft.

    dyes

    Natural Dyes Day Course

    05 October - 05 October

    Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf

    Green Duck Brewery image

    Get Closer: Meet the Brewer with Green Duck

    11 October - 11 October

    Meet the Brewers at this exclusive members' only event.

    locksmiths forge experience

    Forge Experience Day

    12 October - 12 October

    A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

    photo of cyanotype

    Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photagraphic Technique)

    12 October - 12 October

    Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

    bsl school lesson

    Deaf Friendly Tours - Edwardian School Lesson

    12 October - 12 October

    Themed Daytime Events

    photo of store tour

    Get Closer: Store Tour Introduction (Members Only)

    12 October - 12 October

    Bring the family along to join in a beginners behind the scenes tour

    photo of store tour

    Get Closer: Store Tour Delve Deeper (Members Only)

    12 October - 12 October

    Join us for a more indepth look at our Collections on a behind the scenes tour.

    image file of architects drawings

    Get Closer: Forging Ahead - Meet the Project Team (Members Only)

    19 October - 19 October

    Join us for a morning with the Forging Ahead project team.

    Halloween photo

    Halloween Nights

    25 October - 26 October

    Bring the family for a frightfully fun evening of entertainment

    fiendish felon man in top hat with skull in hand

    Fiendish Felons - Half Term

    26 October - 03 November

    Discover the dastardly deeds of criminals of the past!

    willenhall horrible histories

    The Locksmith's House - Horrible Willenhall Histories

    26 October - 26 October

    Explore the Horrible Willenhall Histories of the Locksmith's House

    photo of homemade candle

    Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

    26 October - 26 October

    A workshop to introduce a range of waxes and techniques

    photo of tapered candles

    Family Workshop: Candle Making - Fully Booked

    27 October - 27 October

    Join us and have a go at making candles - Fully Booked

    group in halloween costume

    Halloween Nights

    30 October - 31 October

    Bring the family for a frightfully fun evening of entertainment

    photo of young curators

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC)

    30 October - 30 October

    Take part in our holiday club exploring the past*

    Photo of books in archive

    Get Closer: Museum Archive Tour (Members Only)

    16 November - 16 November

    Come and join us in a behind the scenes tour

    locksmiths forge experience

    Forge Experience Day

    16 November - 16 November

    A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

    emile doos chemist

    Audio Descriptive Tour - The Aromas of Emile Doo's The Chemist

    16 November

    Themed Daytime Events

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