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Pumpkin Challenge! Show us your pumpkins!


Get creative and carve or decorate a pumpkin and share your fantastic creations with us so that we can showcase your pumpkins for Halloween! You could traditionally carve a face or something different but you could also decorate your pumpkin rather than carving it - why not add feathers and create a bird or cut […]

A Halloween Hunt

RSPB Sandwell Valley

FREE SELF-LED TRAIL FOR FAMILIES Are you ready for a creepy challenge? We have hidden 10 QR codes around the reserve for you to track down. See how many fascinating facts about creepy, slimy and night-time creatures you can discover. We would love to know which one is your favourite, can you get a photo […]


Monstrous Musical Mornings


Join us throughout half term 26th-30th October at 10am on our Facebook page @ Sandwell Museums and Arts as our music man, Awful Andy gets you to sing along to some spooky tunes and play along to some creepy tunes. Bring something to shake or hit with you so you can join in!

The inside out museum- spooky half term in the grounds of our museums

Sandwell Museums

AUTUMNAL ANTICS NEWS! WE'RE OPENING THE GROUNDS! We're opening our grounds this half term as we bring you the inside out museum. There will be some little extras for families to enjoy including spooky decorations, hands free trails and games. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!!! Visits to the grounds at Oak House and Bromwich Hall must be […]

Free pre-bookiing

Spooky stories


It's spooky season so join us on Facebook at Sandwell Museums and Arts each evening for a video telling a creepy tale from our historic houses. Meet historical characters who will tell you about the terrible things they have seen. The video will also be available on Sandwell Museums and Arts Go Live youtube channel. […]

Picture Pawfect Pet Competition


We love animals here at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and know how important pets are to their humans! We very much miss the wonderful animals that came into our Day Hospice and joined us on the Inpatient Unit like dogs, shetland ponies and skunks, all to provide a little animal therapy for our patients. Until […]


Pine Cone Hedgehog Craft

Virtual Event

Join us online at Sandwell Libraries for a fun virtual craft session. Learn how you can use a pine cone to make a cute and cuddly hedgehog by following our easy how-to video. The craft will be streamed on our Facebook page and will be available afterwards to view and share with friends.

Caz and the Storyjigs

Virtual Event

Join us online for this virtual performance by storyteller Carolyn Frea. Caz and the Storyjigs will performing the stories of Nasreddin Hodja, a folk hero from the Middle East. Listen to the tales of this wise fool who gave counsel to commoners and kings. Nasreddin's stories contain wry, subtle truths, which leave a smile on […]

Makaton with Jas

Virtual Event

Join Sandwell Libraries online as we have fun with Jas, who will be sharing Makaton signs to learn at home. #MakatonWithJas

Witches at the Oak


It's Halloween so travel back with us 400 years to the 1600s when people feared witches and their evil doing. Many people at this time were hanged for witchcraft. Watch our spooky video on our Facebook page at Sandwell Museums and Arts about witches and how people protected themselves from their spell casting You will […]

The Witchfinder


Join us on our facebook page at and discover the Witchfinder and his terrible tale....well maybe not that terrible...well a bit terrible!



Can you go 30 days without your favourite thing to help raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice? Here are a few ideas on what you could say NO to this NOvember! – A sweet treat – Crisps – Chocolate – Fizzy drinks – Alcohol – Social media – Television – Games console   […]

Stir it up Sunday!


In Victorian times this was the day that you began making your Christmas pudding! Join the housekeeper at Haden Hill House and she puts together the ingredients for her Victorian Christmas pudding! Join us on Facebook at Sandwell Museums and Arts or on twitter @sandwellmuseums

Stir it up Sunday – the traditional day to make your Christmas pud!


In this video join the housekeeper at Haden Hill House who will be preparing the Christmas pudding ready for a Victorian Christmas. This weekend in December in Victorian times was the traditional time to prepare and make the Christmas pudding ready for the approaching festive season. You can enjoy the video when it is posted […]

Sandwell Museums advent calendar – Festive fun


Each day of advent we'll be sharing a fabulous festive post on our facebook page at Sandwell Museums and Arts and twitter @sandwellmuseums Each day at 4pm there will be something different; it could be a Christmas craft activity to try at home, a festive activity or song to get involved with, a video, a […]