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There’s plenty happening at the museum for the whole family to explore


1840 saw the publication of the Black Kalendar of Aberdeen, a chronicle of cases which had gone before the courts of the Scottish city over the preceding hundred years. Following in the same format, this collection of true crime cases relates the stories of murders and other dreadful deeds in Coventry between 1820 and 1872. Join local author and historian …

Date: 24th June 2023

Time: Doors open at 6:15pm, talk begins at 6:30pm

Tickets: £10.00

black and white image of a policeman standing in a door way, his torch shining on a dead body

The Murder of Robert McAllan

There’s been a murder! We need your help to conduct the investigation. After hours in the atmospheric setting of the Victorian Lock Up, you will need to look at the evidence, follow the clues and interrogate the suspects in their cells as you attempt to get to the bottom of what happened to poor Robert. …

Date: 15th July 2023

Time: Event begins at 18:30, doors open at 18:15.

Tickets: £24.00

Scotland Yard Investigates

Scotland Yard Investigates:   From the files of Scotland Yard come these startling stage adaptations of infamous true-life nineteenth century crimes. Faithful to the source material but employing a theatrical flourish, expect to be entertained and horrified in equal measure. A one-man show starring Jonathan Goodwin and directed by Gary Archer.

Date: 6th October 2023

Time: Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start

Tickets: £15.00pp, price includes refreshment

Birmingham Comedy Festival presents: Laurel and Hardy: Mean Business

Three classics from the greatest double-act of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, which highlight their (lack of) business acumen. Tit For Tat (1935) The Boys’ electrical store is ‘open for big business’. As the duo prepare for a rush of customers, and introduce themselves to the grocer next door, will opening day go as …

Date: 13th October 2023

Time: Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

Tickets: £10.00