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Great War soldiers event at Haden Hill House 

25 Sep 18

Turn back the clock 100 years at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath on Sunday (30 September) at a special event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.


Blog feature
Designs from embroidery from Carpet 

21 Sep 18

At the beginning of Septermber we were visited by Jill Edwards from the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.


News
Dinosaur-sized impact: A quarter of a million Dippy visitors spent £4.2m in Birmingham. 

20 Sep 18

Dippy has left Birmingham, but the huge impact of the exhibition has now been revealed.


Event
Doll and Teddy Fair, 23 Sep 2018 

15 Sep 18

23 Sep 2018 – Community at The National Motorcycle Museum…


Rugby
Free things to do in autumn in Birmingham 

14 Sep 18

Fun activities at Martineau Gardens, Waterstones, BMAG, Old Rectory Farm, Lapworth Museum and more…


Council
New term at Culture Coventry Museums: Cézanne, STEM, assemblies, INSET days and travel bursaries available 

13 Sep 18

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn at the Museums including our fantastic mix of art, history and stem learning sessions at Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert and Lunt Roman Fort…


News
People urged to explore county’s heritage during Staffordshire History Festival 

12 Sep 18

FAMILIES from across Staffordshire are being invited to join in a two-month celebration of the county’s past.


Council
Re-enactment at Haden Hill to remember Great War soldiers 

10 Sep 18

A special re-enactment display is to be held at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath to mark 100 years ago since the end of the First World War.


News
Dippy the dinosaur exhibition bows out of Birmingham 

9 Sep 18

The exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has been visited by over 250,000 people.


Rugby
All these Birmingham attractions are opening for free next weekend for Heritage Open Days 

8 Sep 18

Free admission to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Aston Hall, Sarehole Mill, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and more…


Council
Medieval mayhem at the Manor House 

7 Sep 18

Sandwell museums staff are preparing to welcome Buckingham’s Retinue historical interpretation group to West Bromwich to bring to life the Wars of the Roses.


Event
Dippy Farewell Party, 9 Sep 2018 

6 Sep 18

9 Sep 2018 – Community at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery FREE (suitable for under 18s) Dippy on Tour has wowed visitors to the museum since 26th May and is sadly coming to an end.


FixMyStreet
Castle gate island weeds, 5th September 

5 Sep 18

Area around the pedestrian crossing for the castle gate island when coming from the Black Country museum has large established weeds growing.


Rugby
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery visitor numbers fell by almost a quarter in latest survey – this is why 

29 Aug 18

The attraction saw a sharp drop in attendance for 2017 but bosses say Dippy is giving a big boost for 2018…


News
Final days to see Dippy on Tour in Birmingham 

28 Aug 18

As Dippy on Tour enters its final days at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (BMAG), visitors are encouraged to see the record-breaking exhibition before it finishes on Sunday 9 th September .


Local news
Cadbury heritage gems to throw open their doors for free 

26 Aug 18

Some of Birmingham’s most treasured heritage gems, which together tell the story of the famous chocolate-making Cadbury family, are to throw open their doors for free.


Event
A Festival of Music & Lights, 25 Aug 2018 

24 Aug 18

25 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at Avoncroft Museum Spend a summer evening with family and friends wandering through the grounds of this wonderful heritage site and discover live performances by local amateur and professional musicians in the historic …


Rugby
Ride on a free vintage bus to see Birmingham Museum’s hidden collection 

24 Aug 18

As part of Heritage Week you can get behind the scenes at Birmingham Museums Collection Centre…


Council
Summer fun at Sandwell museums 

14 Aug 18

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays – ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities.


Rugby
Birmingham has a hidden museum collection – and this is how you can see it 

12 Aug 18

There’s 800,000 items in storage at the Birmingham Museum Collection Centre in Nechells…


Event
Woman’s Work in the JQ, 15 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

15 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (suitable for under 18s) Join us every Wednesday throughout summer to discover more about ‘Women’s Work in the JQ with our special guided tour through the women’s world at the historic …


Event
Meet the Experts: RSPB, 16 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

16 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery FREE (suitable for under 18s) Come and see the RSPB at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery to find out more about helping wildlife at home and to take part in our free family activity! We have an…


Event
Dinosaur Drawbotz, 13 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

13 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Construct, connect and create your very own dinosaur themed Drawbot – a cool mini dino robot that will make art for you.


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Family Art Workshop, 17 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

17 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Join us as we welcome brilliant local artists and make your own unique memento of your visit, inspired by Dippy the Dinosaur and his stay in Birmingham this summer…


Event
Family Art Workshop, 10 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Join us as we welcome brilliant local artists and make your own unique memento of your visit, inspired by Dippy the Dinosaur and his stay in Birmingham this summer…


Event
Summer Dino Crafts, 15 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

15 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Be inspired by our museum’s very special guest – Dippy the dinosaur – in these fun craft sessions.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish in Lady Herberts Gardens, 9th August 

9 Aug 18

A large amount of rubbish deposited in Lady Herberts Gardens(next to Transport Museum).


News
Body image and identity explored in new exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

2 Aug 18

Works from artists including Donald Rodney, Gillian Wearing, Helen Chadwick, Francis Bacon and Barbara Walker form part of a new experimental exhibition at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery which explores underrepresented stories of body image and …


News
Three-year closure for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 

2 Aug 18

A new centre is also planned to house collections from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


Rugby
Three-year closure of Birmingham museum announced 

1 Aug 18

But a new ‘world-class’ centre is being planned to house collections…


Council
Vote for your favourite Hidden Treasures 

1 Aug 18

Art lovers can vote for their favourite exhibits in the borough’s Hidden Treasures competition at Sandwell’s museums.


Blog feature
Going Loco – Indietracks 2018 

31 Jul 18

On Friday morning at just after 8am we set off to Indietracks, the festival which combines indie music with vintage steam trains and is held at the Midland Railway Museum in Derbyshire.


Blog feature
Lego stormtrooper about to fill up Tie-fighter 

31 Jul 18

Lego stormtrooper on a visit to the Black Country Living Museum he needed to fill up his Tie Fighter so at Broome’s garage which is a replica of the Conway Garage in Sedgley Road…


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A Minor Diversion 

30 Jul 18

The Minors School was only supposed to form a minor part of another post I’m writing about a lost chapel in Longdon.


News
Met Police Commissioner visits Middleton Hall 

29 Jul 18

THE Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has visited Middleton Hall close to Tamworth for a private viewing of t he Peel Collection and Police Museum.


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RAF Museum ready for food festival 

17 Jul 18

Flypast and street food on the menu at Cosford next weekend.


Rugby
Free and cheap things to do in Birmingham in summer 2018 

16 Jul 18

Events happening at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Thinktank, the mac, The Fort Shopping Park, Touchwood, Ikon and more…


Council
Sandwell’s libraries and museums take centre stage for Jazz Festival 

16 Jul 18

Sandwell’s libraries and museums are taking centre stage at this month’s Birmingham, Solihull Sandwell Jazz Festival, which gets under way this Friday (20 July).


News
Rare Saxon and Viking artefacts on loan to Tamworth Castle for one weekend only! 

13 Jul 18

VISITORS to Tamworth Castle this weekend are in for a rare treat with the chance to see some Saxon and Viking artefacts which are on loan from Grosvenor Museum in Chester as part of Tamworth’s Aethelfest celebrations.


Council
Antiques at the Manor House Museum 

13 Jul 18

Visitors to the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich are being treated to something different this weekend as an Antiques and Collectables fair descends on this fabulous 13th century building, once the medieval Manor House for…


Blog feature
BUDS Out and About – visit to Black Country Living Museum 

9 Jul 18

Are you caring for a person diagnosed with dementia? Would you like to visit a local attraction with your family? BUDS is having a group visit to the Black Country Living Museum on Friday 20 July 2018, 11.30 am to 3.00 pm.


Event
The Last Red Phonebox: The 50th Anniversary of the K8 Telephone Kiosk, 15 Jul 2018 

8 Jul 18

15 Jul 2018 – Community at Avoncroft Museum Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ‘K8’ telephone kiosk! If you remember the K8 from its 1970s and 80s heyday, come along and indulge in some phonebox nostalgia, browse the National …


Event
Lunchtime Concert, 11 Jul 2018 

8 Jul 18

11 Jul 2018 – Classical at Avoncroft Museum Orchestra of St John chamber ensemble play Beethoven’s light-hearted Septet, with guest horn player Tim Stidwell starring in Mozart’s rarely played Horn Quintet.


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Willenhall Transport Show – on this Sunday! 

7 Jul 18

In a weekend choc-full of transport events (Cars in the Park at Lichfield, the Aldridge Transport Museum Annual Running Day) there’s a further event this Sunday 8th July 2018 with Willenhall Transport Show taking place at Willenhall Memorial Park (…


Blog feature
Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 

6 Jul 18

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935.


Events
Aspire for Excellence 

5 Jul 18

Aspire for Excellence’s summer play scheme will keep your children busy and safe during working hours.


Blog comment
Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge – 2018 annual Running Day this Sunday! 

5 Jul 18

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have their annual Open and Running Day this Sunday, 8th July 2018 – It starts at 10:00am and should be just the thing for vintage transport fans, bus enthusiasts, …


News
The Black Country Living Museum will be holding a fun and incredibly educational 1940’s themed weekender this month. 

4 Jul 18

The Museum will transform to take you back to a Britain worlds away from the one we live in now.


Council
Free D&T CPD for Secondary STEM Teachers with the V&A at Coventry Transport Museum 

28 Jun 18

On 19 July 2018, Coventry Transport Museum will host the first DesignLab Nation CPD event for teachers, and the launch of the Coventry Warwickshire STEM teacher’s network.


Council
Midsummer music in Haden Hill Park 

20 Jun 18

Staff and volunteers at Haden Hill House Museum are getting ready for a special midsummer celebration of music in the park this weekend.







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