Museum’s Black History Month

Published on 03 October 2020

To mark Black History Month 2020, The Higgins Bedford is putting on a Black History Month Trail in partnership with the Legacy of Windrush Descendants (LOWD) Learning Hub and Nubian Teachings. 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements and contributions to the UK made by black people for generations. In the UK, it has been celebrated every year since 1987. 

The Black History Month Trail introduces visitors to historic and modern day black people, inspired by the exhibitions and displays across the galleries at the museum. On arrival at The Higgins Bedford, visitors can pick up a trail sheet that will ask questions about the people included on the trail. By visiting the various exhibitions that the museum has to offer, visitors will find answers to the questions on their sheet. 

This event will feature Polar explorers, designers, opera singers, Chaplains and Victorians. 

The Black History Month Trail at The Higgins Bedford starts on Tuesday 6th October and runs until the end of the month. 

Since re-opening, new measures have been put in place at The Higgins Bedford to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors. If you are looking at visiting, you will need to pre-book a free timed entry ticket on their website: If you are unable to book online, please telephone the Box Office on 01234 718044 – open Monday to Friday 11am-3pm.


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