Outdoor Fun for the Family this Easter at Black Country Living Museum
Embrace the outdoors this Easter with a visit toBlack CountryLivingMuseumand enjoy exciting trails, gardening challenges and the arrival of some cute new additions! From Saturday 12 – Sun 27 April the Museum is digging deep into the history of theBlack Countrybackyards with a host of holiday fun for the family.
Come along and explore the different types of seeds and seedlings at the Toll House and take a walk around the garden to see what families during the 1900s would have been growing. Find out about the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign during World War II at the Cast Iron House and see how the community shared and grew vegetables to help the war effort. Become Garden Detectives in the family trail unearthing the hidden clues and discover the history of the gardens and surrounding buildings. Children can even develop green fingers by planting their own broad bean to take home and watch grow.
When the outside work is done, visit Emilie Doo’s Chemist Shop to find out the different herbs used to treat ailments and take a walk behind the Back to Back Houses to smell the homemade stew being cooked with the homegrown vegetables.
Gardens weren’t just used for plants and vegetables, pigs were kept and raised there too, don’t miss visiting the garden of Jerushah to meet the latest addition to the Museum’s collection – two piglets!
Mel Weatherly, Head of Learning said: “Back Country Goes Green is the perfect chance for the whole family to get outdoors and see how communities in the 1900s came together and used their gardens to grow delicious vegetables and invaluable herbs. The arrival of the piglets all adds to the fun of our Easter activities.”
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 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
For further information please contact:
Laura Turner, Public Relations Assistant (Acting) Tel: 0121 521 5692
Mobile07508 741652 Laura.Turner@bclm.com