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WW1 at Black Country Living Museum

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Commemorating 1914 – 1918, World War One

For the next four years, Black Country Living Museum will be commemorating World War One 1914-18 with a host of activities, research and collections.

See what new WW1 commemorative activities, we have for you and your family to take part in at home or at the Museum.


Try this WW1 family desert

Marble Jelly

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_jelly.jpgSource: Dudley Herald, 5 March 1915

What you need: One packet of lemon jelly, one packet of raspberry jelly, a little milk

Method: Dissolve the jellies in different basins, pour half a pint of each and set aside until they are firm.

The remainder of the jelly may be mixed together and two tablespoonful of milk added. This must be kept as liquid.

When the jellies are set cut into blocks. Fill a wetted mould with these blocks, and then fill the mould with the liquid jelly. Place aside to set.

When the mould is set, turn out and a surprising pretty result will meet the eye.


BCLM WW1 Discovery Trail

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_trail_fornt_picture.jpgThis downloadable discovery trail will help you explore Black County Living Museum and investigate the impact that the First World War had upon the Black Country and its inhabitants.

Family Discovery Trail download




WW1 Events at BCLM

/media/ww1/library/140729_230_our_events.jpgFind out about our latest activities and events taking place at the Museum on our WW1 Events page

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