Oak House

Oak House in West Bromwich is a delightful half timbered yeoman farmer's house built round about 1630 or earlier.

Oakhouse, West Bromwich

The Oak House Museum boasts some fine panelling and is furnished with 17th century furniture. The house is set in its own grounds with a children's playground on site which is available to visitors during the opening hours of the museum.

It is free to visit the Oak House in West Bromwich - however unfortunately there is currently no disabled access to the first floor.

The museum has a lively programme of events and activities throughout the year as well as award winning schools sessions.

Exciting times for The Oak House

Our brand new visitor centre located in our historic barns opened on 6 July. Why not visit us over the summer, bring a picnic to enjoy on our terrace and buy an ice cream.

Location details

The Oak House Museum,
Oak Road, West Bromwich B70 8HJ.

The Oak House is on the corner of Oak Road and Cambridge Street just a short distance from West Bromwich High Street and Lodge Road Metro station. Parking is available on the road near to the house. Parking on site for disabled visitors is available.

For more information on getting to our sites using public transport please visit Network West Midlands.

Get involved

Become a friend

We are relaunching our Friends Group at the Oak House in 2013. If you are interested in joining in, volunteering and helping to raise money for events and activities etc please call 0121 553 0759 to register your interest.

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 etc at other times.

Please note that the playground area is only open during museum opening hours. Unless other times are advertised at specific times of year eg school holidays.

Easter or the beginning of April to September

Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 2pm - 5pm

Last admission to the museum is 4.30pm

Change to opening times for School Summer holidays 2014 - 29 July to 28 August

Please note that during the school summer holiday the playground will be open at 11am-4.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Oak House will be open 12pm-5pm - Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursday where an activity is advertised.

The house and grounds are open 2pm-5pm on Sundays

Please note that last admission is half an hour before the museum closes and the playground will be cleared 15 minutes before the site closes.

October and November

Tuesday and Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm 

Last admission is 4pm.

December - March

Closed apart from special events and activities, schools and pre-booked groups. Look out for our lively Halloween and Christmas programmes and school holiday activities.

Other information for visitors

  • Entrance to Oak House is usually free, but there is sometimes a small charge for special events and activities.
  • Opening times may vary for special events, please ring site for details.
  • There is currently no disabled access to the first floor of the house.
  • We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside the museum building but we can in the visitor centre.
  • Suitable footwear must be worn inside Oak House- due to the age of the flooring we cannot allow stiletto heels to be worn inside the building.
  • Please mind your step when walking on the Oak House drive.
  • The playground area is open when the museum is open and not at other times unless advertised.
  • Children MUST be accompanied by an adult on site. 
  • There is no smoking anywhere on the Oak House site or grounds
  • No dogs except guide dogs.
  • More information about access to the building. Sandwell Museums Access Statement.

The playground rules

  • Please note that the playground is part of the Oak House museum grounds
  • Shoes must be worn on the playground and on site at all times
  • No dogs apart from guide dogs are allowed on site
  • There is no smoking anywhere in the Oak House grounds
  • Please use the bins provided or take your litter home
  • No ball games in the playground area, please use the old bowling green at the back of the house or the grass area in front of the house
  • Bikes should be left in the bike parking in front of the barns.


Visit our small souvenir shop in the Visitor Centre where there are a range of items including greetings cards, local history publications, gifts and toys.