Join us for a drop-in craft workshop inspired by a special dress within the museums collection, which has never been displayed before.

On display at the museum for the first time this dress was worn by Muriel Stella Williams as a child on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day. Her father took her to a Birmingham public house where customers filled her skirt with halfpennies and farthings in celebration at the end of war. Muriel's grandfather was a jeweller apprenticed at the age of 14 to a firm of jewellers in Birmingham, William Follis and Francis Willam Parston.

Use this remarkable dress as an inspiration for your own “patchwork” petals and create a poppy to take away.

Lead by artist Jake Lever you'll be able to craft your design whilst exploring the galleries of the museum. 

This activity is free to visitors already in the museum.