Little Makers

Free visit and outreach

We are offering Black Country schools a fully funded* Key Stage One (KS1) visit to the Museum with free transport until March 2026.

To qualify for this fantastic opportunity your school must have:

  • Over 25% free school meals
  • Be in one of the 4 LEAs of the Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton)

For those schools who qualify we will be able to offer the following:

  • A free visit to the Museum  
  • Free coach travel 
  • A follow up outreach visit
  • Provide additional support for teachers in accessing information, and coordinating and booking visits

Themes

Music/history

Tour the Museum visiting buildings and looking at objects that tell you something about Black Country. They all have something in common – they can be used to make noise! Then, welcome us to your school for an outreach visit that will bring these objects to the classroom and work with your pupils to compose and record a short piece of music back on Black Country life.

Design & Technology (Free Standing Structures)

Take part in a visit to the Museum focussed on looking at buildings and the materials they are made from. Our team will come to your school and help the children design and build a structure to house a work horse.

Register interest

Please complete our expression of interest form below.

*Funding will cover the cost of the visit and coach for one year group within KS1.

Little Makers

The Little Makers project at Black Country Living Museum is funded by Arts Council England via its National Portfolio Organisation programme. The three-year project seeks to give pupils the opportunity to engage with their heritage with hands-on experiences.