May Day Celebrations at Black Country Living Museum

Tug boats are set to pull in the Bank Holiday crowds at theBlack Country Living Museum where the bi-annual Tug Boat event takes place from Saturday 3 – Monday 5 May 2014.   

Historic canal tugs, some dating back to the late 19th century, will be making a splash over the holidays. Visitors can also chat to tug boat owners and children can join in with ‘Hands on Heritage’ canal crafts, and create colouful canal art from paper plates in St James’s School.

On Bank Holiday Monday 5 May, May Day celebrations get off to a flying start as Maypole dancing weaves its magic.  Join in with the fun as the professional dancers demonstrate the age-old tradition accompanied by live music!

Don’t miss the chance to see Tug Boats restored to their original splendour, capturing a long-forgotten way of life on the Black Country canals.

Save 10% by booking your day visit tickets in advance on our website at www.bclm.com/bookings.

 

About the Museum

Established in 1978, Black Country Living Museum is one of the UK’s leading open-air museums.  Designated by Arts Council England for the quality and national significance of its collections, it is a remarkable place to explore, enjoy and spend time.  Set in 26 acres with over 150 historic buildings and features, and attracting 240,000 visitors each year and over 8m people since it first opened, it offers a glimpse into 200 years of history like no other.  The Museum (a registered educational charity) records and exemplifies the contribution and impact of the Black Countryregion since the 18thcentury to the development of the modern industrialized world.  Black Countryfolk changed the world, and the Museum tells the story of a very special time and place in history and some of the most hard-working, ingenious and influential people you could imagine.  It offers a visitor experience that few others can match. www.bclm.com

For further information please contact:

Laura Turner, Public Relations Assistant (Acting) Tel: 0121 521 5692

Mobile07508 741652 Laura. Turner@bclm.com

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Established in 1978, Black Country Living Museum is one of the UK’s leading open-air museums. Designated by Arts Council England for the quality and national significance of its collections, it is a remarkable place to explore, enjoy and spend time. Set in 26 acres with over 150 historic buildings and features, and attracting 240,000 visitors each year and over 8 million people since it first opened, it offers a glimpse into 200 years of history like no other. The Museum (a registered educational charity) records and exemplifies the contribution and impact of the Black Country region since the 18th century to the development of the modern industrialized world. Black Country folk changed the world, and the Museum tells the story of a very special time and place in history and some of the most hard-working, ingenious and influential people you could imagine. It offers a visitor experience that few others can match. www.bclm.com