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Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Please note that our Millais painting 'Hurdy Gurdy Boy' is now on display at Haden Hill House Museum, Cradley Heath.

Wednesbury 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.

Location details

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

Call: 0121 556 0683 (please note that staff are not available to take phone calls every day -please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as someone is available)

  • Parking is available at a pay and display car park next to the museum. This car park has disabled parking very close to the museum entrance. 

Getting to us.

Opening times

Please note that these are times when we are open to casual visitors. We are still available for special activities, school holiday fun, school bookings, tours, projects etc at other times.

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

Wednesday and Thursday 11am-4pm

Saturday 2pm-5pm

Closed Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday.

October and November

Wednesday and Thursday 11am-4pm and at other times for special activities. family fun, talks, school groups etc 

Closed to the public

December - April except for special activities and pre-booked groups including our Christmas activities.

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

Entrance: Entrance to the museum is FREE unless specific ticket prices for certain events and activities is stated. 

Events, exhibitions and activities. 

  • To find out more about what we are up to browse our Facebook page
  • You can follow us on Twitter @sandwellmuseums
  • Follow us on Instagram @sandwellmuseums #sandwellmuseums
  • Visit the new Discover Sandwell website with information about what there is to see and do in Sandwell. This website is being developeded all the time.
  • Events and activities - Find out what's on with our activities listings page.

    There is 'More to Museums' - Find out what groups or activities are available for adults to enjoy or get involved with.  You can paint, garden, make cakes, serve in our tearoom, research, fund raise, join classes or talks and much more. 

    Contact us

    You can call us on 0121 556 0683 for bookings and general queries. You can also e-mail us for general museum service queries on museumarts_tourism@sandwell.gov.uk  but please note that opening times information is above along with links to our events and activities listings.

Museums for schools

In the picture

The collection

Other visitor information

  • Please note that a cafe is available every day in the Morrisons store two to three minutes walk from the museum.
  • There is a platform lift to the first floor, where disabled toilets are available.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.
  • A hearing loop is available, please ask staff for assistance.
  • We are unable to accommodate pushchairs in the museum.
  • Admission to the museum is usually free unless there is a chargeable event, but there may be a small charge for some activities.
  • Find out more about the accessibility of the building with our access statement to help your visit to the site.

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