Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

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The Nostalgia Rooms at Christmas

Please note that our Millais painting 'Hurdy Gurdy Boy' is now on display at Haden Hill House Museum, Cradley Heath as are several other paintings. Please note that the Victorian paintings are currently not on display due to other temporary exhibitions. Our Victorian paintings collection will return in 2020.

Wednesbury Museum is Sandwell's Museum and Art Gallery. It is a purpose built Victorian museum, housing collections which include fine art paintings, old toys , one of the world's largest collections of Ruskin pottery and our Nostalgia Rooms showcasing everyday objects from the 60s and 70s. There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and activities to run alongside them as well as a lively programme of events for all ages and school holiday activities.  

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

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Woodgreen school undertaking Rangoli lessons with an artist at Wednesbury museum

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.

NB: during school holidays, family activities take precedence so some rooms may be closed or have restricted access and the site will be busy with families during the week. Check out our what's on page to make the most of your visit.

1st April to the end of September - Wednesday and Thursday 11am-4pm, Saturday 2pm-5pm - open at other times for special events and activities.

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

December - April - Closed to the public apart from special activities and pre-booked groups including our Christmas and February half term 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.

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Ruskin Pottery Gallery at Wednesbury Museum

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, do not call on Mondays or Fridays)

  • 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.

Access

Find our more about getting around the building with our access statement. 

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An example of one of the many temporary exhibitions we hold - This one was from Spring 2019

Events, exhibitions and activities. 

Contact us

  • You can call us on 0121 556 0683 for 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