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9 October 2018 - 27 April 2019
Our current exhibition delves into the darker side of Walsall's history - superstition, crime and punishment, bloodsports, and macabre medicine. The mysterious Bayard's Colts and scold's bridle are on display, and dare you take a peek at the Hand of Glory, the human arm found inside a chimney in Caldmore?
Workshops and Events for Adults
Stitchers and Skivers Craft Club
Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm or 1.30 - 4.30pm
Our popular craft club is an opportunity to meet people and experiment with a whole range of different crafts and techniques. We'll supply some starter ideas and materials, plus plenty of tea, biscuits and chat.
12 December: Christmas Crafts
9 January - Leathercraft
13 February - Silk Painting
13 March - Salt Dough
10 April - Canal Art
£5.50 per session (includes all materials) Booking essential
Craft and Chat Mornings
Wednesdays: 30 January, 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 10am - 1pm
Do you enjoy crafting and meeting up with people with similar interests? Every month we will be opening the door to our craft space for crafters to come and meet, and bring along any projects they are are working on. We'll supply hot drinks and biscuits.
£2.50 per session - book ahead to ensure your space
A Grave Subject – Illustrated talk by Ian Bott
Saturday 19 January, 2.30pm
Dearly beloved, take a pew and join our own resident local historian and author Ian Bott for a look at the Black Country way of death which complements our Wicked Walsall exhibition. Find out who the Resurrection Men were, and where you might find an Immortelle. Hear some ghastly true stories all told with a good sense of humour, and then join our wake for a hot drink and some delicious cake!
£3.50 (includes tea and cake) Booking and pre-payment essential
Leathercraft Activity Tour
Saturday 9 February, 1.30pm – 4pm
Enjoy a unique opportunity to have a guided tour of the Leather Museum with demonstrations along the way and then make a small saddle-stitched personalised coin purse. Round off the afternoon with a hot drink and a nice piece of cake.
£10 per person (includes refreshments). Booking and pre-payment essential
Half Term Activities for Children
Join us for a treasure hunt, badge making and key-ring making all week, plus:
Peg Doll Drop-In!
Tuesday 19 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Drop-in for some holiday fun and make a colourful peg doll to take away with you.
£1 – no need to book
In the Bag! Workshop with Ruth Turnbull
Wednesday 20 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Personalise a fabric tote bag with your own silk-screen printed design.
£4 – booking and pre-payment essential. (Suitable for 5-12s)