Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Wednesbury Museum and Art GalleryWednesbury Museum is Sandwell's Museum and Art Gallery. It is a purpose built Victorian Art Gallery, housing collections which include fine art paintings, applied art, old toys as well as one of the world's largest collections of Ruskin pottery.

It is free to visit the Museum and Art Gallery in Wednesbury. We have a platform lift to the first floor.

400 Years of the Selfie: Showcase Exhibition for 2014

3 April - 30 August 2014 - Many of us share our image every day on twitter or facebook or other social media platforms. Each time we share our own image we are saying something about ourselves and who we are. We have all been doing this through portraits and photographs for centuries.

'400 Years of the Selfie is an exhibition examining portraits from Elizabethan times to modern photos and 'selfies' - The exhibition includes ten fabulous paintings from the collection of Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, and a selection of photo portraits on loan from Sandwell Archives. Look out for events, activities and projects around this exhibition - It's free to enter. You can view the paintings in the collection at Ingestre Hall at the Your Paintings website which showcases all oil paintings in public ownership.

Thursday, Friday Saturday 2pm-5pm. Entry Free

Find out more about the exhibition

Previous projects

Contemporary art and communities

In 2013 Sandwell Museums became part of the Artist Rooms programme bringing world renown contemporary art outside of London and into the regions. Wednesbury Museum displayed work by video artist Bill Viola on loan from Tate and National Galleries Scotland. We undertook a number of community projects with schools, Ideal for All, a refuge, painting groups, disabled art, drama and photography groups and families, many of whom produced their own video art or developed new skills.

You can watch some of the community video art projects

Location details

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery,
Holyhead Road, Wednesbury WS10 7DF

Call: 0121 556 0683

Other visitor information

Opening times

Please note that these are times when we are open to casual visitors. We are still available for special events and activities, school bookings, tours, projects and so on at other times.

Easter or beginning of April (depending which is first) to September

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2pm-5pm

October and November

Thursday and Friday 1pm-4pm

Closed to the public

December - April except for special events and activities and pre-booked groups.

Last admission to the museum half an hour before the museum shuts.

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