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More to museums - activities for adults

There are lots of ways adults can get involved at Sandwell Museums. Join us and meet new people, develop a new skill, try new things, get inspired and get out there! Find out more information regarding facilities, parking and access etc for our buildings by clicking the link.

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Regular groups and activities

Tuesdays

Sandwell Museums Art Group - Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Tuesday Group - Join us between 10am and 2pm and become one of our group of amateur artists. Many people who have joined the group have never painted before. This is not a class but there is a member of staff who will support and help you develop your skills. The group work in oils and watercolours but also tries out other media, undertake trips and most importantly have a good chat. £5 per session to include paint, use of brushes, tea and coffee. Spaces are limited so please call to see if there are any available spaces, to go on the waiting list or to find out more - 0121 556 0683

The Gardening Group 10am-1pm - Oak House Museum -  Get active and meet new people, join our gardening group at the Oak House and help us to transform and maintain the grounds into a space appropriate to the 1600s with planting which the Turtons would have recognised in the 1600s. You don't need to know anything about gardening and you can do as little or as much as you like. Tools provided - just wear appropriate clothing. It is free to be part of the group. - 0121 553 0759 Just turn up!

Wednesdays

Sandwell Museums Art Group, Wednesday Group - Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery - Join us between 10am and 2pm and join our group of amateur artists. Many people who have joined the group have never painted before. This is not a class but we have a member of staff who will support and help you. The group work in oils and watercolours but also develop their skills in other media, undertake trips and most importantly have a chat. £5 per session to include paint, use of brushes and tea nd coffee. Spaces are limited so please call to see if there are places, to go on the waiting list or for more details - 0121 556 0683

Thursdays

Sandwell Museums Art Group, Thursday Group - Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery - Join us between 10am and 2pm and become one of our amateur artists. Many people who have joined the group have never painted before. This is not a class but there is a member of staff who will support and help you develop your skills The group work in oils and watercolours but also try their hands at other media, undertake trips and most importantly have a chat. £5 per session to include paint, use of brushes, tea and coffee. Spaces are limited so please call to see if there are any available places, to go on the waiting list or to find out more - 0121 556 0683

Do it yourself - check our our regular 'do it yourself' sessions at the Manor House where you can make your own soaps, creams and bath bombs etc - visit our what's on page to find out what's coming up.

Fridays

Nifty Knitters –Oak House Museum. 11am-1pm. Come and join in our popular knitters and craft group - bring your knitting, crocheting or any other crafts you would like to try with you, get advice from others in the group, have a good old natter and a cuppa - £1 per session. Just turn up!

Special Events and Activities

Sandwell Museums host a wide variety of activities for adults throughout the year. These include theatre, live music, afternoon tea, talks, tours, walks and themed events. For more details visit our events listing page.

Also… join us!!

Join our Friends groups and become a volunteer - Join us, be inspired and get involved.

Most of our museum sites have a 'Friends' group. Without these groups of volunteers we wouldn't be able to run our service.  Becoming a friend of one of our museums enabled you to get involved with us in a number of ways -whatever suits you.

  • Help out and volunteer at our events and activities at weekends or in the week
  • Help to run our tea rooms and provide a great service to our visitors
  • Help to fundraise and gain grants for events and projects at our sites
  • Just to support us and our work

If you are interested in becoming a friend and volunteering for us or finding out more then please call the following numbers:-

  • Haden Hill House Mueum- 01384 569 444
  • Oak House Museum - 0121 553 0759
  • The Manor House Museum - 0121 588 2985
  • Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery - 0121 556 0683
  • Galton Valley Pumping Station - 0121 556 0683 (Wednesbury Museum)

 

You can also e-mail us at museumarts_tourism@sandwell.gov.uk

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