Thrills and chills at Black Country Living Museum for Halloween Nights - in pictures

By Marion Brennan | Attractions | Published:

A ball of fire is created by Shrewsbury fire artist Matt Thompson at the Black Country Living Museum.

Louis Rogers, 8, from Brownhills

The entertainer is part of the fiendish fun on offer during half-term week at the Dudley visitor centre, where the theme has been Halloween.

Staff and volunteers have been on hand to tell people about weird and wonderful customs of yesteryear, from turnip carving to the significance of soul cakes.

Ryan Moss with Lillie-May Larmour 9, Charlie Moss 12. from Sheldon

Mischievous characters and creepy canal jumpers have been mixing with the crowds. Victorian wives’ tales are being told on street corners.

Matthew Adams Mine tours

But it hasn't all been spooky folklore. Visitors have also been able to try out traditional street games including hopscotch, skipping and hoop rolling, or experience life in an 1850s coal mine and attend a Victorian school lesson.

Craig Unitt from Bilston

The Halloween fun continues at the Museum in Tipton Road until Sunday.

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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