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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…


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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…


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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 …


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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.