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1940s Weekend

  • The Black Country Living Museum Tipton Road Dudley, DV1 4SQ United Kingdom (map)

If you fancy spending the weekend in Wartime Britain get yourself along to Black Country Living Museum for their 1940s Weekend. The entire museum, set across 26-acres of recreated period houses and shops, will be transformed as vintage vehicles, 40s civilians, army personnel and the sound of air raid sirens fill the streets.

Wander the streets with Identity card in hand and step through military checkpoints and back in time as you explore an electric wartime atmosphere. Stroll through vintage memorabilia markets, meet 40s characters and even prepare yourself with an evacuee lesson in St James’ school.

The weekend will feature wartime variety shows, austerity-busting ‘make do and mend’, street performers and more. You can even experience air raid scenarios and, in true 1940s style – don’t forget to keep an eye out for the numerous dodgy spivs too!

The spirit of the 40s will live on into the night in a separate evening event on Saturday 14th July, where you can dress up and dance to live bands who’ll ll the cobbled streets with the sweet sounds of the 40s!

Tickets for the daytime and evening event are available on the website now.

Earlier Event: 13 July
Later Event: 21 July
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