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.

Current Exhibition

Tove Jansson: Tales from the Nordic Archipelago- exhibition - 4 April to end 27 June 2015 - To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Moomins Creator and illustrator, Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), this exhibition presents original unseen photographs and material relating to her life and work, illustrated books and early first editions of the Moomins. The display is curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director, and Animaya Grant, Head of Events at the Finnish Institute in London, with the ICA. There will also be on display at Wednesbury Museum, classic children's books belonging to local people and their memories of these inspiring books. Look out for our Moomins themed events

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 (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 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.

Events, exhibitions and activities. 

 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


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