Sandwell museums set for jubilee fun
Published on 17th May 2012
Sandwell museums are organising a host of activities to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Cabinet member for leisure services Councillor Linda Horton said: "These promise to be great events designed to get the whole family involved."
On Monday 4 June from 12 noon to 4pm, a nostalgic look back to the 1950s and the Queen's coronation, will be held at Haden Hill House Museum, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath.
To celebrate her 60 years on the throne, it will be a family fun day that will include live music, children's entertainment, a climbing wall, mountain bike and much more.
Entrance is free, but there will be a small fee for some of the activities.
At Oak House Museum, Oak Road, West Bromwich, there will be a Jubilee Afternoon Tea event on Sunday 20 May from 1pm to 4.30pm.
Visitors can pop along and share their memories of the day in 1977 when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh went to Oak House.
They are invited to share their memories of the day and enjoy some live music from the decades of the Queen's reign.
They will also get the chance to make a jubilee mug to take home with them and have a go on the Crown Trail. Entrance is free.
From 20 May onwards, visitors can visit a special display 'When the Queen came to Oak House'. The display will incude memories and photos of when the Queen came as part of her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
On Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 6 June between 2pm and 4pm, there will be half-term craft activities for children. It will have jubilee crafts to make and take home. The cost will be £1 per item made.
Then on Thursday 7 June between 11am and 3pm, there will be a half-term Jubilee Fun Day that will have activities for all the family. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
The Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich will be putting on King and Queen workshops on Tuesday 5 June and Thursday 5 June from 11am to 3pm. The cost of items made will vary from 50p to £3.
On Sunday 10 June between 11am and 3pm, staff will be staging a Royalty Past and Present event. Visitors can enjoy a picnic in the grounds, and meet people dressed as royal figures from past and present. Admission is free.
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, on Wednesday 23 May at 2pm, will be holding a talk by local historian Ian Bott on royal visits to Sandwell. The cost is £2 per person and anyone interested should contact the museum to book.
On Saturday 2 June between 3pm and 4pm, there will be a series of Queen's Jubilee Kids Craft Workshops, where children can create their own Union Jack flag. The cost is £1.50 per item made.
On the night time at 7pm there will be a Jubilee Music Hall. Tickets cost £6 and £5 for children.
For more information on how Sandwell is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee visit our Jubilee web page.