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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.


Beginners' Bobbin Lace Making: 2 Day Course

29 June - 30 June

A two-day course to learn the basic techniques of traditional bobbin lacing

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Willow Basket Weaving - Oval Basket: 2 Day Course

06 July - 07 July

A two-day course making an oval willow shopping basket

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Felt Pockets & Purses Workshop

20 July - 20 July

Come and create a beautiful felt piece

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An Introduction to Pottery Workshop

27 July - 27 July

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


Introduction to Canal Art: Roses - Sold Out

03 August - 03 August

Learn the traditions of folk canal art

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Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

04 August - 04 August

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

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Glass Painting

07 September - 07 September

learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels

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Introduction to Leatherwork - Sold Out

28 September - 28 September

A great introduction to Leathercraft.

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Poetry Writing Workshop

28 September - 28 September

A day of writing which will draw on the built environment of the Museum


Natural Dyes Day Course

05 October - 05 October

Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf

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Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian Photagraphic Technique)

12 October - 12 October

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.

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Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

26 October - 26 October

A workshop to introduce a range of waxes and techniques

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