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

Trot on Regardless – A History of the Mounted Police

Last year marked the hundredth anniversary of the Mounted Section being created in Birmingham. What happened to the police horses? Where did they come from? What did they do? Perhaps more importantly, where have they gone? To find out more, why not visit the West Midlands Police Museum, to join the ride with Stefan Wild …

Date: 24th August 2024

Time: Doors open at 17:30 for a 18:00 start.

Tickets: £10.00

Ghost Stories of M.R James

Don’t Go Into The Cellar present ‘ Ghost Stories of M.R. James’ An evening of classic ghost stories where you, the audience, chooses which tales are performed! No two performances will be the same, guaranteed! Jonathan Goodwin plays Montague Rhodes James in a show scripted by himself. Saturday 7th September Time: Doors open at 6.30pm …

Date: 7th September 2024

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

Tickets: £17.00

The Macabre Museum- Stories of Murder and Mayhem

The Lock Up has stood on Steelhouse Lane since 1891. In that time, it has seen some of Birmingham’s worst criminals. Join us for this special one of a kind event and  hear tales of true crime, horrendous acts and deeds.

Date: 8th September 2024

Time: Tours run every 15 minutes starting from 11:00

Tickets: £15.00

Jack the Ripper – The Truth of the Whitechapel Murders

The story of ‘Jack the Ripper’ is well known: five prostitutes were killed in 1888 by an unknown serial killer who slipped away into the fog before taunting the police with a series of letters. But almost none of the above is true. Join crime historian Adam Wood to hear the truth behind the Whitechapel murders …

Date: 12th September 2024

Time: Doors open at 6pm. Talk begins at 6.30pm

Tickets: £10 per person

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

The Murder of Edward Cates

Step into a world of mystery and intrigue at the West Midlands Police Museum’s Murder Mystery Event on Saturday 28th September– a 1920’s-inspired night that will test your detective skills and immerse you in a thrilling whodunit experience! Think you have what it takes to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes? Gather your friends and join …

Date: 28th September 2024

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

Tickets: 24.00

Birmingham Comedy Festival: Laurel and Hardy

Birmingham Comedy Festival presents: Laurel and Hardy at Home Three film classics starring the greatest double-act of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, which find the duo involved in all manner of domestic mayhem. Brats (1930) – With their wives away, Laurel and Hardy are enjoying a game of draughts. But how can they …

Date: 11th October 2024

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

Tickets: £10.00