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Get involved - activities and what's on at Sandwell Museums

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Events and Activities 2018

Important Visitor Information

Scroll down the page to find out what activities are available at our different sites. Please note that our sites are open at advertised times below. We will be updating our events throughout the year for the coming season so keep coming back to see what's on next.

Entrance to our sites is FREE unless an admission charge is stated for specific activities and no need to book unless it states booking is required. To book phone the relevant site or pop in - cash or cheque only.

Please note that staff are not available to take phone calls every day. Please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please avoid calling on Mondays.

Follow the links below to the site pages to find out about opening times, accessibility and facilities

We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside our buildings due to the size and nature of our sites. Assistance dogs only.

Discover Sandwell and other ways to find out about our activities and events 

You can also find out about our events and activities on the Discover Sandwell Events Pages or on our Face Book page events tab

Oak House Museum, Oak Road, West Bromwich - 0121 553 0759

Our site is now open at advertised times, staff are available at other times to take your call but please avoid calling on Mondays.

 

Play area at Oak House

 

 

Afternoon Tea at the Oak House Museum: Oak Road, West Bromwich: 0121 553 0759 Join us for our monthly afternoon tea hosted by the friends of the Oak House Museum. While away a lovely afternoon in beautiful historic surrounding and enjoy afternoon tea in our vinery area. You may have the table from 2:30pm until 4:30pm but you are welcome to arrive at 2pm to have a look around the the house and gardens and then again until 5pm after you have finished your tea.. Not suitable for children under 12.  The cost is £12 per person or 2 for £20. Please call Oak House Museum to book on 0121 553 0759. Please note we are unable to accept card payments so payment will need to be made in person by cash or cheque before the event or Afternoon Tea at the Oak House Museum: Oak Road, West Bromwich: 0121 553 0759 or cheques may be posted to be received prior to the event. We look forward to welcoming you. Booking Essential

The Old Shop Exhibition Room - Helen Caddick - A West Bromwich Woman abroad - Begins April and runs until the end of the year, Helen Caddick was from West Bromwich, taught at a local school and travelled all over the world in the 1890s and early 1900s. In this year celebrating 120 years since the Oak House became a museum and commemorating the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote we celebrate this strong local women who was instrumental in helping to set up the Oak House as a museum in 1898. Learn about Helen and see some of the objects which would have been on display at Oak House when it first opened which she brought back from all over the world.

Summer Jazz Concert at Oak House: Sunday 22 July, starts at 2pm. Join us for an afternoon of live music on the terrace in the enclosed area of our famiy outdoor space. Why not bring a picnic! 

120th Anniversary Week: Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 July 12pm-4pm. Come along to Oak House this week, to celebrate 120 years since the Oak House was opened to the general public as a museum. Meet costumed characters from the Victorian era and learn all about how the Oak House started as a museum.

Oreo & Friends Animal encounters: Tuesday 31 July 12pm-4pm. Oak House favourites Oreo and friend’s animal encounters return to the Oak House barns classroom. Get up close and personal with a variety of animal. Suitable for ages 3+ Children charged at £4 accompanying adults £2. Booking essential.
Animal themed trails and quizzes around the house and grounds. Enjoy light refreshments from the tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House.

Animal Crafts: Wednesday 1st August 12pm-4pm. We’re going animal mad this week. Animal themed crafts will be available in the Oak House classroom. Enjoy light refreshments from the tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House. Crafts 50p-£2.50 dependant on activity chosen.

Animal Trails & Quizzes: Thursday 2 August 12pm-4pm. Animal themed trails and quizzes around the Oak House museum and grounds. Enjoy light refreshments from the tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House.

Wolf Soup - 7 August: Story Players will be here performing their show Wolf Soup at 2pm in the Oak House classroom. Booking is essential. Tickets are £1 per person

Fairy Tale Week: Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 August. 12pm-4pm. Come along to Oak this week dressed as a character from your Fairy Tale or book. Take part in fairy tale themed trails crafts and quizzes. Small charge for craft activities. Enjoy light refreshments from the tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House.

Archaeology Week: Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 August 12-4pm. Back by popular demand is the Oak House Archaeology week. Children get the chance to become an archaeologist for the afternoon. Take part in our sandpit dig to find archaeological treasures. Clean up your finds in our finds washing station and find out more in our post excavation analysis area. Enjoy archaeological trails around the Oak House museum and grounds.  Tea room open courtesy of friends of the Oak House.

Princess and Pirate Week: Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August. 12pm-4pm. Ahoy there. It Pirate and princess week at Oak House. Join us for a fun filled week of pirate themed activities. Go on a treasure hunt around the museum and grounds. Take part in pirate themed crafts, quizzes and trails. Come along in pirate or princess fancy dress. Craft activities 50p-£2.50 dependent upon craft activity chosen.  Tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House.

Sports Week: Tuesday 28 & Thursday 30 August, 12pm-4pm. Go play will be here today providing free family sports activities on the events green behind the Oak House. Take part in trails and quizzes around the museum and grounds. Enjoy our outdoor games and giant board games. Tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House. Games can be moved inside weather permitting.

Sports Week Craft Day: Wednesday 29 August, 12pm-4pm. Take part in sports themed craft activities trails and quizzes. Enjoy our outdoor games and giant board games. Tea room courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House. Games can be moved inside weather permitting.

Heritage Open Days: Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th September , 2pm-4pm. Come along to the Oak House for a tour and see areas not normally open to the public. Tours last approximately 45 minutes at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and are free of charge.

Heritage Open Days: Sunday 9th September & Sunday 16th September, 2pm-4pm. Oak House will be bought to life this Sunday. Come along to Oak House to learn about a women’s role in the 17th Century. Learn how to make butter as a dairy maid and make a pomander in the kitchen. The Oak House Tea will be open courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House and will be serving cream teas.

Afternoon Tea: Afternoon Tea is available courtesy of the Friends of the Oak House on the last Sunday of the month from April-September. At a charge of £12 per person or two for £20. Booking essential, to make a booking call the Oak House.

Check back here for updates for the Summer Holidays                                                                               

Regular groups 

Gardening Group - Join our volunteer group and help us to garden the grounds for wildlife and in a 1600s style removing inappropriate planting and planting plants, herbs and seeds you may have found around Oak House in the 1600s. Tuesdays 10am-1pm.

Nifty Knitters, knitting group 11am-1pm £1 - Every Friday - Come along bring along your knitting or other craft activity of your choice, get advice off other group members and have a natter. Everyone is welcome.

Find out about general opening times, facilities, directions and other information about Oak House Museum.

Haden Hill House Museum, off Barrs Road, Cradley Heath - 01384 569 444

Our site is now open at advertised times, staff are available at other times to take your call but please avoid calling on Mondays.

Museum assistant Anne Willetts and visitor services officer Alison Hyatt prepare for the VE Day 70th anniversary event at Haden Hill House Museum

We are open to the general public until the end of September, we will be open Thursdays and Fridays 10am-5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-6pm. Last admission half an hour before the museum closes.

Natty Knitters: Wednesday 25 April 10.30am-12.30 (First session) Join our fortnightly knitting group where you can enjoy a natter & a cup of tea with our resident knitter Jan Casserley -£2 per person - Also 9th May, 23rd May, 6 June, 4 July and 18 July.

Tea Room Opens: Sunday 27 May, 2pm-4.30pm. Our Friends group will be re-opening the tea room for the summer season; it will be open every Sunday until 30 September.

Exhibition: Hitched at Haden Hill - Enjoy our exhibition of photos of weddings at Haden Hill and see a collection wedding dresses from 1910 onwards to the present day.

Midsummer Music: Haden Hill House Museum and Park: 24 June 12pm-4pm. Grab a picnic and a blanket and come and join us for an afternoon of live music and entertainment in the park 50s style with a range of live music throughout the afternoon to get your feet tapping and singing along. Our tea room will be open courtesy of our Friends volunteer group. Entrance free but a small charge for some activities.  You can also learn more about and join in the 'Living Memory' project and get involved with this fabulous growing archive of Black Country everyday and ordinary life. Find out more about the project

Living Memory Showcase - 21 June - 1 July - Learn about the Living Memory project and get involved with this fabulous growing archive of Black Country everyday and ordinary life in the past, see some of the photos on display and enjoy some of the memories. Staff and volunteers from the project will be at the house on 24th June and 30th June to chat to you about your memories of Rowley Regis and Cradley Heath and share what they have learned, so why not bring your old photos of everyday life and your memories! You can find out more about the project on their website.

Bugstrummers Ukelele Band: Sunday 8 July, performances at 2pm and 3.15pm either in the park or in the House, depending on weather. Come and listen to some awesome live ukulele music at Haden!

Go Play Sports & Crafts: Thursday 26 July 11am-3pm
Our Friends from Go play Sandwell will be running sports activities in Haden Hill Park and there will be Children’s craft activities taking place in Haden Hill House
Sport activities will be at 11am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm
Advance booking is essential & will be suitable for ages 6-12.

Jan’s Crafts: Friday 27 July & Thursday 30 August  11am-3pm
Our resident “knatty knitter” Jan will be here doing all things woollen, come & join her and make some lovely crafts with wool.
Children & Adults welcome.
£1 per person taking part

Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival: Sunday 29 July 2pm
“The Rip Roaring Success” jazz band will be performing in Haden Hill Park as part of this year’s Jazz Festival.

Go Play- Sports in the Park: Thursday 2, 9, 16 & 23 August 11am -3pm
Our Friends from Go play Sandwell will be running sports activities in Haden Hill Park. Sport activity sessions will be at 11am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm
Advance booking is essential & will be suitable for ages 6-12.

RSPB Wildlife fun - Friday 3 August & 17 August 11am-3pm
Our Friends from the RSPB will be here for you to learn about nature & the environment; you will be able to have a go at some lovely crafts too!

“Dynamix” Sunday 5 August 2pm-4.30pm
This wonderful singing group will be making their first appearance here, so pop in and enjoy at afternoon relaxing in our beautiful Victorian House and listening to some lovely music.

“A Day at the Seaside”: Thurs 9 August & Fri 10 August- 11am-3pm.
Come to Haden Hill on Sea for lots of seaside fun & laughter, with Punch & Judy & Seaside sing a longs on Thursday, then seaside crafts, trails & quizzes on Friday.
 
Recycled musical instruments fun: Thurs 16 August 11am-3pm-
Drop in and make a musical instrument out of our recycled material with our music man, Andy. £1 per instrument made

Non digital games days: Sat 18 & Sun 19 August- 2pm-4.30pm
Why not give your thumbs a rest! Come and play some board & other traditional games.

Naughty Gnomes, Grumpy Goblins & Fabulous Fairies: Thursday 23 August & Friday 24 August- 11am-3pm.
Join in the fun with our magical mythical creatures; search for the goblin’s missing treasure, have a go at our magical crafts & trails.
Crafts 50p-£2.50 per item made.
 

Pick & Mix Workshop: Friday 31 August- 11am-3pm
There will be a variety of different crafts here to have a go at, all you need to do is decide which one you want to make!.
Crafts 50p-£2.50 per item made.

Terrific Tudors: Sunday 16 September- 12noon – 4pm
Haden Old Hall opens its doors for an afternoon of Tudor style entertainment, with music, Falconry displays, re-enactors & more, courtesy of The Friends of Haden Hill estate.

 

Find out about general opening times, facilities, directions and other information about Haden Hill House and Old Hall.

 

The Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich, 0121 588 2985     

Our site is now open at advertised times, staff are available at other times to take your call but please avoid calling on Mondays.

The Manor House is open for advertised events and activities and weekend guided tours. It is not open at other times apart from for pre-booked groups.

St George's Day at the Manor House, April 20 2013

NB: Seeing the whole building! Access to the whole building is not possible on event and activity days - look out for our free guided tours or self guided tours which will be advertised below if you would like to see as much of the house as possible and learn more about the history. However groups can book private guided tours with the site which attracts a cost.

Pick n Mix: Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July 10am-4pm
Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens.
Filled with bouncy castles, obstacle course, activity inflatables, crazy golf, under 5s area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more! Wristbands are £7 for children (1-16 years) and £2 for adults (17+ years) The Manor House will also be open for guided tours between 11am-3pm

The Manor House Through Time Sunday 8 July 11am– 3pm
The Manor House is now open every second Sunday of each month from April– September.
Come along for a self-guided tour and explore our old beams at your own pace.
Take a walk around our 13th Century Great Hall, visit our 16th Century Kitchen and learn what life would have been like during the years of the 19th Century tenements.
Refreshments and cream teas will be available inside our newly decorated Buttery Tearoom.

Antiques at The Manor: Sunday 15 July 9:30am-3:30pm-  Do you consider yourself an expert in antiques, a collector or even just a browser? Then pop along to explore hidden treasures at The Manor House at our Antique fair this month. With a selection of antiques and collectables spreading throughout the whole house there will be plenty to discover.  £1.50 (under 16’s free)

Jazz Festival at The Manor House: Saturday 28 July 2:30pm- The Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz festival arrives at The Manor House Museum for an intimate afternoon of live music. Refreshments and cream teas will be available.

A Day at the Beach: Monday 30 July – Friday 31August (Monday and Fridays Only) 12pm-3pm
Spend the afternoon soaking up the sun, feeling the sand between your toes and enjoying an ice cream in the Manor House Grounds. Bring a bucket and spade and pack a picnic for a close to home sea side experience. Refreshments and a selection of crafts will be available in the grounds. Please note: this is an outdoor event and the house will only be open on Fridays from 11am.

The Manor House Through Time: Friday and Sunday throughout August 11am-3pm
Guided Tours will take place on Sundays only- every 15 minutes past the hour.
Come along for a self-guided tour and explore our old beams at your own pace.
Take a walk around our 13th Century Great Hall, visit our 16th Century Kitchen and learn what life would have been like during the years of the 19th Century tenements.
With a history starting in 1270 there is lots to learn about.  Each week we will celebrate a different period throughout our history including Medieval, Georgian and Victorian with a craft of the day, trails and quizzes. Refreshments and cream teas will be available inside our Buttery Tearoom.

100 years Garden Party: Sunday 5 August 11am- 3pm- To commemorate 100 years since the women’s right to vote and the end of WW1 The Manor House Museum will be hosting an English Garden Party to celebrate a bygone era and the British spirit.  We are inviting you to join us for an afternoon of traditional live music, outdoor games, guided tours and delicious cream teas. We will also have a variety of Remembrance Poppy themed crafts for you to create and decorate which will be displayed at the Museum for the duration of November. Throughout the day, Ian Bott will be giving talks on local war time history- 50p per person.
Deluxe cream teas include, pot of tea, selection of cakes and scones £5.00 per person or two for £8.00. Please book in advance.

Jolly Roger's Pirate Party: Saturday 11 August 11am-3pm- Ahoy Me Hearties! Get ready to set sail on a voyage to meet the Manor House Pirates. Take part in a belt buckling treasure hunt around the pirate ship, meet some animals on the lower deck or create some crafts in the harbour, shiver me timbers...you can even watch a magic show!
Entrance is £1.00 for children and 50p for accompanying adults.
Activity prices will vary

Cartoon Madness: Thursday 16 August 11am-3pm- It’s time to dress up as your favourite movie, book or comic character and head to The Manor House Museum for a day of cartoon madness! Sandwell Story Players will be here telling their favourite tales along with other favourite cartoon guests. Children £1.00 and accompanying adults 50p Craft activity prices vary.

Horrendous Histories: Thursday 23 August 11am-3pm- Learn about the funny and gross parts of history with the Measly Manor House team! Discover frightful facts, cruel crafts and try some terrible treats that would make even the bravest of hearts faint. Join our child friendly tour around the Medieval Manor at 1pm, where you will learn all about our gruesome history whilst helping the Medieval servants carry out their daily tasks.

Knights & Maidens School: Sunday 9 September 11am-3pm Channel your inner Knight or Maiden as the Manor House opens its school doors to teach lessons in chivalry, dance, cooking and weaponry. This weekend we learn of Myths and Legends as part of Heritage Open Weekend. Join in with the quest of The Manor House by taking a child friendly guided tour. This tour provokes all of your senses so be prepared to hear lots of gruesome facts, smell some hideous smells and even taste some grisly foods of the Medieval Period. Gloriana will also be joining us to tell the story of George & The dragon. Lessons will start at varied times throughout the day. This event is part of Heritage Open Weekend and therefore entrance is FREE but there may be a charge for some activities.

Heritage Open Weekend-  All things Medieval: Look out for more activities to be added!

 

Find out about general opening times, facilities and other information about the Manor House Museum.

 

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Holyhead Road - 0121 556 0683

Our site is now open at advertised times, staff are available at other times to take your call but please avoid calling on Mondays.

Cartoons, comics and caricatures : A celebration of the life and work of local Sandwell artist Charlie ‘Chas’ Grigg with a large selection of his cartoons, comics and caricatures on display from his work with The Dandy and The Beano comics. Along with his earlier work with local newspapers The Smethwick telephone, Oldbury Weekly News, Birmingham Gazette, and Topper.  The exhibition runs from 4 April 2018 and throughout the year, when the gallery is open:  Wednesday and Thurs 11:00 – 16:00 and Saturday (sats only until the end of   September) 2pm-5pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.  Entry FREE

Nostalgia Rooms, A Trip Down Memory Lane: 30 May-25 June. Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, 0121 556 0683. An exhibition to run alongside our Nostalgia Rooms, display, exploring the memories from the 1960s of the homes of people from a variety of cultures.  You can also visit the Nostalgia Rooms and step back in time to our 60s bedroom and kitchen and 70s living room! Entry FREE – open Weds and Thursdays 11am-4pm and Saturdays 2pm-5pm

Caricature Workshop - June 23 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Arty Mikey. Internationally published, full-time freelance Illustrator  Mikey, has worked on a range of books, magazines, comics books and various promotional illustrations and specialises in creating characters and caricatures. A quick lesson in caricaturing.  Mikey will begin the workshop with a simple head drawing and using example of his own work explain about what to look for when exaggerating the image, what to look for, identifying the simple stand out features of the subject and different styles of caricaturing.  The workshop will include all materials needed. £5 (£3 sandwell College students - booking required and payment in advance - 0121 556 0683). This session is for children aged 12 and over, Children under 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Comic Book Drawing - June 30th 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Laura Howell – Comic Book Drawing. Laura Howell is a comic artists, writer and educational and workshop practitioner.   Having worked in children’s publishing and as freelance artist since 2006.  An introduction to comics and cartooning, starting with simple drawings and looking at character design, speech and thought bubbles, and drawing an actual comic page.  Laura will share her experience as a full time comic book artists, and share her stories and examples of her work with D C Thomson’s the Beano and Dandy.  The workshop will include all materials needed. £5 (£3 Sandwell College Students, booking essential and payment in advance - 0121 556 0683 -  This session is for people ages 12 and over. Children under 16 must be accompnaied by an adult.

Screen printing workshops - July 7 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Karoline Rerrie – Screen printing Workshop. Karoline Rerrie is a Birmingham based illustrator whose enchanting folk art inspired prints translate into beautiful books, unique totes and charming greetings cards. She’s not shy of bright and playful colours and strives to maintain a handmade quality in her imagery and production techniques which include silk screen printing and the occasional Japanese Gocco print. £5 per person (£3 Sandwell College students, booking essential and payment in advance). This screen printing introduction workshop, will give the attendee to “Have ago” and hopefully inspire to create some wonderful screen prints and patterns.  You will be shown a mixture of techniques and skills, to get you started and gain the information you need to start your own screen printing crafts at home. - This session is for people 16 and over only

Cartoon Capers, jokes, seaside postcards and more summer fun at Wednesbuty Museum

Monster Week- Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 July 11am – 3pm
Join us at Wednesbury Museum for a scary monster experience.  Come and meet the ‘Wednesbury Ness Monster ‘and have ago at decorating his missing scales.
on Thursday you can also make your own junk modelling monster, with the Lets Play team and join us for crafts, trails and quizzes.

Superhero Week-  Wednesday 1 August &Thursday 2nd August 11am – 3pm
Wednesday – Come dressed in finest you superhero costumes, and take part in some of our fantastic trails and super crafts.  We will have some local hero’s from the West Midlands Ambulance Service here to talk to you about their life saving adventures.
Thursday – Join us for our Superhero Party.  Come and meet Supergirl and Spiderman, and take part in some MARVELous games and show of your super moves at our Superhero Disco.
First Session 11:30 – 12:30 £2.00 per child
Second Session 1:30 – 2:30 £2.00 per child

Joke Shop Week - Wednesday 8 August & Thursday 9 August 11am – 3pm
Wednesday – We are getting a little silly here at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.  Come and visit our traditional joke shop, where you can buy some classic items such as squirty flowers, fake dog poo, joke sweets and many more hilarious jokes and pranks to play on your friends.  There will be fun trails and crafts running throughout the day, and find out what comical pranks Korky the Cat got up to by visiting our Charlie Grigg Exhibition.
Thursday- The silliness continues as well as the joke shop, crafts, and trails we have “Mad Dom” clowning around the gallery.  Come and see his crazy show throughout the day, for a side splitting, eyes watering, hilarious day of laughs and jokes.

Seaside postcard week - Wednesday 15 August &Thursday 16 August 11am – 3pm
Wednesday – All the fun of the seaside here at Wednesbury this week.  Join us for seaside songs and instruments as well as crafts and trails.
Thursday – Join Ron Popple for his amazing Punch and Judy shows here at the gallery as well as a fantastic mix of arts, crafts and trails.

Printing Week - Wednesday 22 August & Thursday 23 August 11am – 3pm
Wednesday – Come along and have a ago at some fun print quizzes, trails and activities.
Thursday – Come and join us for a screen printing workshop where you can choose from a range of designs and print yur pattern on to a tote bag and take home.  £2.00 per child

Comic Book Fair
Wednesday 29 August & Thursday 30 August 11am – 3pm
TBC - look out for more information nearer the time

Regular Groups and Activities

Tuesdays - Adult Groups - Ideal for all, mindfulness, knitting groups, and jewellery making, poetry - call for details

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - Adult Community painting groups (no previous experience needed all welcome but there is sometimes a waiting list to join - call for info)

Find out about general opening times, facilities and other information about Wednesbury Museum. 

The Arts Cafe at Central Sixth , West Bromwich

Check back here for more events later in the year or call 0121 556 0683 for details

Galton Valley Canal Museum, Smethwick, B66 1BA

Galton Valley

Galton Valley Pumping station is usualy open on the first Saturday of the month 10am-3pm from april -October Entry FREE - Dog Friendly!

Housed in the New Smethwick Pumping Station the canal museum tells the story of the Galton Valley canal system and the people that lived and worked on it. Entry to the museum is free and there are light refreshments available.

Here are our open days for 2018 at Galton Valley Pumping Station. A chance for you to visit this fascinating building and learn about life on the canals over 100 years ago.

Manned by our brilliant Friends group. Entrance is FREE

14 April
12 May
9 June
14 July (family fun day, with children's entertainment, heritage boats, ukele band, craft activities and trails)
11 August
8 September & 15 September - Heritage Open Days with guided walks to the old Bolton and Watt Engline House at 10am and 12pm
13 October

Opening times are 10am-3pm with a guided walk to the old Engine House at 12pm subject to a volunteer being available.

Call 0121 556 0683 for more information.

Bishop Asbury Cottage

Bishop Asbury Cottage normally hosts 2 public open days per year in the spring/summer and autumn. 2pm-5pm FREE

Alternatively you can book in a group visit for a small charge per person by calling 0121 556 0683.

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General information for visitors 

  • Entrance to our buildings and activities is free unless a ticket price is stated. However there may be a small charge for activities.
  • Booking for activities is not normally required but each listing will state if booking is needed. 
  • We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside our buildings, due to the size and nature of our sites. 
  • Where an event is advertised as 'booking essential' we cannot guarantee that there will be any places left on the day of the event. Please call the site to find out.
  • We are unable to take bookings via email please phone the relevant site and leave a message. Staff are not available every day to answer the phone but please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Please note there are platform lifts to the first floors at Wednesbury Museum and Haden Hill House. Oak House and the Manor House are not accessible.  
  • Last admission to our sites is 30 minutes before the museum closes.
  • Guide dogs only.
  • For information about parking and getting to our sites etc please follow the links above to each site.
  • Shoes must be worn at ALL times in the Oak House playground.
  • Find out about the accessibility of our sites with our - access statement.
  • If you would like to find out about our normal opening hours for casual visitors follow the links above to the relevant buildings.
  • Our museums are closed for general visitors from December until Easter or 1 April (whichever is first) apart from special activities including Christmas and February half term. Our sites are not open on Good Friday.
  • Staff are available at our sites during the closed period and on days we are not open to general visitors as they will be busy dealing with visiting groups, painting, undertaking maintenance, deep cleaning, organising, undertaking back office activities and admin.
  • Keep checking this what's on page as we add and update exhibitions and activities for the coming year all the time. Most of our events are free unless an entry price is shown.
  • Find out more about each museum and our opening hours.
  • Contacting our sites - please note that staff are not available to take phone calls every day, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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