Black Country Living Museum celebrates women’s history this half term

Visitors can go beyond the petticoat this half term and meet the ladies who helped shape history at Black Country Living Museum.

From Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th February, between 10am and 4pm, the Museum will be marking the 100th anniversary of women getting their first voting rights with hands-on activities and powerful characters who will bring women’s history to life.

You can take on a free activity trail and explore 26 acres of shops, houses and industrial areas from the past 300 years. From nurses to lady chain makers, you’ll discover the grafters and unsung heroes of everyday life in the Black Country and see for yourself just how much life has changed.

Visitors can hear about how the women of Cradley Heath fought for a fair wage, a landmark event that changed the lives of thousands of women. Or perhaps you’ll run into ‘Red Emma of Wolverhampton’, a passionate champion of women’s rights and a key player in the suffrage movement. Kids of all ages can also get their hands dirty and have a go at brick making, a trade which employed thousands of women of the Black Country throughout the 19th century.

Standard daytime admission applies. For more information, you can visit


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