Spend the Weekend in Wartime Britain at Black Country Living Museum

Expect a nostalgic journey back to the sights and sounds of wartime Britain as Black Country Living Museum hosts its largest ever 1940s Weekend.

For an entire weekend on July 16th and 17th, the Tipton Road site will be transformed as vintage vehicles, 40s civilians, army personnel, iconic warplanes and the sound of air raid sirens fill the streets and skies across the Museum’s award-winning 26 acres of recreated period houses and shops.

Visitors will be issued with an identity card and will step through military checkpoints and back in time as they explore an electric wartime atmosphere of entertainment, food and fashion. On offer will be vintage memorabilia markets, the chance to meet 40s characters and to prepare yourself with an evacuee lesson in St James’ school. Visitors should also keep their eyes to the skies as World War Two’s most iconic bomber, the Lancaster, is due to flyover throughout the weekend.

The spirit of the ‘40s will live on into the night during a separate evening event that takes place on Saturday 16th July. Visitors will be dancing the night away to popular wartime trio 'The D-Day Darlings' as well as other live bands who’ll fill the cobbled streets with the 'sweet sounds of the 40s'!

The evening event is pre-book only, visit www.bclm.com/40s or call 0121 520 8054 for more information or to book tickets. 


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