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Heritage Skills Courses

A new programme of short courses for adults with the aim of promoting and sustaining the heritage skills of the Black Country.

Whether you want to find out more, develop a new hobby, learn a new skill or extend your knowledge and expertise, we offer a range of exciting, hands-on learning experiences for adults, making use of the Museum's historic buildings and collections, our industrial landscape and the traditions and culture of the Black Country. 

Dudley’s new Archives and Local History Centre also offer a range of adult courses.

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Heritage Skills: Glass Painting - Cancelled

25 April

Learn the basics of traditional glass painting

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Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

25 April

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

16 May

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Introduction to Rag Rug Making: Hooking and Progging - Cancelled

30 May

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day - Cancelled

20 June

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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An Introduction to Stone Masonry: 2 day course

27 June - 28 June

Learn the basic techniques of carving and shaping stone.

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Willow Frame Basket: 2 day course - Cancelled

27 June - 28 June

Learn about the techniques and traditions of willow

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

04 July

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

04 July - 05 July

Learn the basic skills of traditional bobbin lace making.

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An Introduction to Print Making

18 July

Join us for a day in our print workshop

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Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photographic Technique)

01 August

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

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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

canal

Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - NEW DATE

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

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Introduction to Canal Art: Castles - NEW DATE

23 August

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

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

26 September

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

dyes

Natural Dyes Day Course

03 October

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

Rag rug making

Beginners Rag Rug Making - Shaggy Seat Mats

10 October

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making.

locksmiths forge experience

Forge Experience Day

10 October

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing

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Introduction to Leatherwork

10 October

A great introduction to Leathercraft.

Fused Glass Jewellery

Fused Glass Jewellery

07 November

Spend a creative day making something special.

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