Join The Green Man At Oak House Museum

Join The Green Man At Oak House Museum

Families get the chance to celebrate the ancient traditions of Green Man Folklore in a fun-filled event in West Bromwich, organised by Sandwell Museums.

The event on Sunday 13th May at the 17th Century Oak House Museum and grounds, Oak Road, West Bromwich, begins at noon running until 4pm.

Visitors can listen to 17th century folk tales and make springtime head garlands and see blacksmith demonstrations, which was an industry the Turton family who lived at Oak House, were involved with in the 1600s.

They can also enjoy Tudor dancing inside the house with Oak House favourite historical interpretation group Gloriana.  Morris dancers will be performing throughout the day on the terrace at the back of the visitor’s centre.

There will be some stalls to browse including a children’s Usborne Book stall.  The RSPB and the Wildlife Trust will have stalls with some interactive activities.

Museum services manager manager Jane Hanney said: “Visitors can also enjoy our new information about the grounds at Oak House that tells the story of what was going on outside the buildings 400 years ago.  The Oak House was the centre of a busy farm and would had a kitchen garden growing herbs and vegetables and an orchard growing fruits as well as a new formal garden for the Turton family to walk in.

For more information, visit – www.sandwell.gov.uk/joinmuseums, follow @sandwellmuseums on Twitter and like ‘Sandwell Museums & Arts Service’ on Facebook.

Other Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *