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Red By Night – Black Country Living Museum

Sat 16 May, 7pm – 10.30pm

On Saturday 16 May Black Country Living Museum will open its doors after hours as part of the European ‘Night at the Museum’ celebration to showcase the industrial might of the region.  Famously described as ‘black by day, red by night’, the Black Country was once an industrial powerhouse like no other and this half price event will see the Museum bring Elihu Burritt’s famous quote to life as it transforms into a glowing plethora of smoke and fire. 

Hard-hitting drama will fill the streets, sparks will fly, hammers will clang and smoke will rise as skilled craftsmen and costumed demonstrators recreate one of the hardiest landscapes England has ever known.

Take a trip ‘into the thick’ of the Museum’s underground mine, see the rolling mill in action, witness glass blowing demonstrations and don’t forget to meet Mr Newcomen – the man who invented the world’s fist successful steam engine – before enjoying a pint in the Bottle & Glass Inn and maybe some traditionally cooked fish & chips from the 1930s chippie, Hobbs’ & Sons.

Book online now at www.bclm.com/bookings or call 0121 520 8054.

Link – http://www.bclm.co.uk/events/red-by-night/1087.htm#.VPnP1_msVRk



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