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Explore BCLM After Hours at ‘Red by Night’

Sparks will fly and steam will roar as Black Country Living Museum celebrate a night of industrial heritage for all the family! Discover what it was like to live in one of Britain’s most heavily industrialised landscapes! Hear the sound of hammers clanging and see sparks fly as re-enactors use centuries-old techniques to skilfully craft chains and nails. Famously described as ‘black by day and red by night’, the Black Country played a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution and Britain’s national story.

To celebrate this legacy, Black Country Living Museum will be opening its doors after hours for its ‘Red by Night’ event on Saturday 30 April for an atmospheric evening of live entertainment, industrial demonstrations, steam action, vintage vehicles and living history! The mighty Anchor Forge will be in full steam, with its one-ton hammer blow smashing into metal with a thunderous roar. When you see it, you won’t be surprised that it produced some of the largest metalwork the world had ever known. Discover what's inside of the Newcomen Engine house and find out about Thomas Newcomen and his ingenious invention. Marvel over array of road-based steam engines, large and miniature and don’t miss the fire-breathing entertainers and live music. Not forgetting… all your usual favourite things that make up a fantastic evening out at the Museum: pop in to the sweet shop for your favourite traditional sweets, try your luck at vintage fairground games and enjoy some bostin’ fittle from BCLM’s famous fish and chip shop! Tickets from just £8. For more information or to book online, visit


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