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Our collections

Sandwell Museums are aiming to give you a glimpse of our museum collection online.

Our Collection in Pictures

Museums throughout the Black Country have worked in partnership to bring you a fabulous insight into some of their collections. Due to lack of display space or the sensitive nature of some objects most museums have around 80% of their objects in storage at any time.

Here is a great opportunity to have a glimpse at some of our museum collection.

Black Country History Online

Use this fascinating website to find out more about the museum objects and archive documents cared for by museums and archives in the Black Country.

Sandwell Museums Paintings Collection Online

The Public Catalogue Foundation have published our painting collection online for you to view, some are on display at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery while for other works its a chance to see paintings in storage.

Our Ruskin Pottery Collection

Ruskin Pottery is collected all over the world and is probably our most famous and prestigious collection.

Collections information

If you have any queries about our collections, historic objects, donations or loans then please e-mail us at or call 0121 556 0683.

Each potential donation to our collection is looked at by our museums management team with reference to our Collections Management Policy and our Acquisitions policy, therefore we are not able to take all objects which are offered to the service.  

Please note that while we endeavour to answer your collections and object enquiries Sandwell Museums are not able to give valuations.