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’ on 15 & 16 July. For an entire weekend, the Museum will be transformed as vintage vehicles, 40s civilians, army personnel, and the sound of air raid sirens fill the streets!

The event is set across the Museum’s award-winning 26 acres of recreated period houses and shops. Identity card in hand, you’ll step through military checkpoints and back in time as you explore an electric wartime atmosphere of entertainment, food and fashion. Stroll through vintage memorabilia markets, meet ‘40s characters, enjoy ‘make do and mend’ workshops and experience air raid scenarios throughout the weekend.

This year features an even wider range of scrumptious food and drink – look out for a Banks’s beer bar, a GI bar serving American style food and beer, a BBQ Smoker and a gin bar serving vintage cocktails.

Jane Allcock, Events Coordinator at Black Country Living Museum comments: “this year we’ve pulled out all of the stops; we want visitors to feel from the minute that they step into the Museum that they have stepped back in time to the 1940s. This truly is one of the most immersive and atmospheric events that we do at the Museum, and this year looks to be the best yet.”

The evening event is pre-book only, visit www.bclm.com/40s or call 0121 520 8054 for more information or to book tickets. All full-price tickets purchased for the 1940s Weekend daytime event include the BCLM Unchained Annual Passes which will grant unlimited access to the Museum for 12 months, evening events excluded.

Please note:

We welcome all visitors to take part and dress 1940s, however please respect that this is a Homefront event, we will not admit anyone dressed as a Nazi.


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