VISITORS to the Black Country Living Museum can discover the vile things the Victorians did to food this half term.

Families can explore the Tipton Road museum’s shops and houses in their quest to separate the gruesome from the delicious during Foul Foods week, which runs from October 21 to 29.

Costumed characters will be revealing how food was often grossly adulterated, from arsenic in sweets and boracic acid in milk to lead in lemon sherbets and bricks in bread.

Young visitors will also be able to unleash their creative side in the run up to Halloween with spooky mask-making craft activities.

They will also be able to discover the delights of playtime as it would have been over one hundred years ago by swapping the classrooms for cobbled streets and having some good old-fashioned fun with the hoop and stick, hopscotch and whip and top.

The museum will be open from 9am to 5pm daily.