Get involved - activities and what's on at Sandwell Museums
Scroll down the page for what's on and upcoming events and activities.
Our sites are currently closed for deep cleaning, planning, maintenance and new displays.
We are open for advertised activities, schools and pre-booked groups in February and March. We will be open to all once again from April.
Look out for our February half-term activities and special open days or activities.
Please note - We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside our buildings. Please leave them in the designated areas
Easter Bromwich Hall
Oak House Museum
Information on visiting. Please note that Oak House itself is currently closed to the public
A Warm Welcome - Cosy Community Days: Every Tuesday 10am-3pm (not available during half-term). Every Tuesday from 10am you can warm up with a cup of tea or coffee, potter about in the Oak House gardens or play some games in the vinery. From 1-3pm bring your current craft project or learn something new. Open to all. Until the end of March. Oak House itself won't be open.
Easter Fun at the Oak house visitor centre
Easter fun and Join Go Play Sandwell: Tuesday 4 April, 11.00-3.00pm. Enjoy for mini sports and games with Go Play and take part in our Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts, trails and quiz
Crafts 50p - £3.00, No booking required, just drop in. Suitable for all ages
Easter Egg Hunt: Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April, 11.00-3.00pm. Enjoy our Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts, trails and quiz. Crafts 50p - £3.00, No Booking Required, Suitable for all ages
Easter holidays Week 2 wake up spring
Spring time Balloon show: Tuesday 11 April, 11.00am-3.00pm. Join Ron Popple for a fantastic Ron Popple Spring Balloon Show 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm. Tickets £1.00 per person, pre-booking essential by clicking the link. Join in our 'Wake up Spring procession', bring an instrument or your best singing voice to help us ‘Wake up Spring’ Procession at 1pm. Also enjoy our spring crafts and trails, crafts 50p - £3.00. Suitable for All Ages
Seed Workshops: Wednesday 12 April. 11.00am-3.00pm, - Plant a seed in a paper plant pot to take home and watch it grow. Join in our Wake up Spring procession, bring an instrument or your best singing voice to help us ‘Wake up Spring’ Procession at 1pm. Spring Crafts and Trails, Crafts 50p - £3.00, No Booking Required, Suitable for All Ages
Seed Workshops: Thursday 13 April, 11.00am-3.00pm – Plant a seed in a paper plant pot to take home and watch it grow. Join in our Wake up Spring procession, bring an instrument or your best singing voice to help us ‘Wake up Spring’ Procession at 1pm. Also enjoy our spring crafts and trails, crafts 50p - £3.00, No booking required, Suitable for All Ages
Green Man Celebration: Sunday 14 May, 11am-3pm. Entry Free. Join us in the grounds of Oak House for an afternoon of entertainment celebrating spring with music, dancing, children's entertainment and more. No need to book.
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery
Visit our site pages for general visiting information
Cosy spaces and a warm welcome: Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm – Wednesbury Museum drop into our community gallery and have a cuppa and play some games suitable for the adults or visit our family room and play games (toy gallery may not be available every week call 0121 556 0683)
Recyclable Candle making workshop with artist Courtney Millar of Caico Candles. Wednesday 22 March. 10:30am-12;30pm. Participants will learn about the different uses of recyclable materials in the art of Candle making and make their own candle. Supported by Creative Black Country for their #CosyCommunities programme.
Suitable for adults and those over 14 years (all children need to be accompanied by an adult). Participation is free but you must book. To book a place please Tel: 0121 556 0683
In 3D - Sculpture. April - December 2023. Enjoy our exhibition of sculpture from our museum collection, from local students and artists. Look our for hands on activities and projects you can get involved with to run alongside the exhibition. Open when museum is open. Free entry
Meet the animals with the Animal Man - Wednesday 5 April. Book onto one of our timed sessions and meet a fantastic array of animals from around the world in our 40 minute sessions with the animal man. £3 per child (age 2 years) £2 accompanying adults. Booking essential and will by clicking the link. Sessions at 11:30am, 12;30pm and 1:45pm. There will also be craft activities and a trail to enjoy 11am-3pm.
Fun with foam! - Marbling workshop - Wednesday 12 April. 11:30am and 1:30pm. £5 per child. Join us at the museum for one of our fun arty workshops - use shaving foam and acrylic paint to create a fantastic marble-affect pattern on paper then cover a notepad and decorate. You can also make a bookmark. All resources including notepad included. This activity is suitable for ages 9-13 and as it is a quiet activity with limited numbers is suitable for families with older children looking for certain SEND friendly activities). Booking essential by clicking the link.
Can you keep a secret? Thursday 13 April. Major Mustard's in trouble! A bad-tempered princess is going to visit him. He has a special present for her which he hopes will cheer her up, but it must be kept safe. All should turn out well as long as everyone can help Major Mustard in keeping one very important secret! Join us for a fantastic and magical traditional puppet theatre performance with Major Mustard. The performance is ideal for ages 4-9 years old. Performances at 11;30am and 1:30pm. £3.00 per person (age 2 and over including adults) Booking for performance is required by clicking the link. There will also be springtime craft activities and a trail to enjoy from 11am-3pm
Design a (plastic) stained glass window decoration. Wednesday 31 May 11:30am and 1;30pm. £5 per child. To run alongside our Chance Glass exhibition have a go at a great workshop inspired by stained glass.Design and decorate a plastic 'window' to take home and hang up and watch the light shine through. You can use our templates or create your own piece using our glass paint pens. You can also make a floppy bookmark inspired by stained glass designs. Suitable for children aged 9-13 and also suitable for families looking for SEND activities where numbers are limited and the room will be quiet and calm. Booking required by clicking the link.
Decorate a glass jar: Thursday 1 June, 11:30am and 1:30pm. £5 per child. To run alongside our Chance Glass exhibition have a go at a great workshop inspired by stained glass. Design and decorate a glass jar to take home and use as a pen pot or to store things in. You can use our templates or create your own piece using our glass paint pens. You can also make a floppy bookmark inspired by stained glass designs. Suitable for children aged 9-13 and also suitable for families looking for SEND activities where numbers are limited and the room will be quiet and calm. Booking required by clicking the link.
Major Mustard - Can you keep a secret
Bromwich Hall - West Bromwich Manor House
Cosy spaces and a warm welcome. Bromwich Hall great hall - Wednesdays 1pm-3pm from 8th February until the end of March. Drop in and enjoy a cuppa and games for the grown ups plus some toys and messy play for younger visitors
Pebble Painting: Wednesday 29 March. 1pm-2:30pm. Paint one of your favourite flowers on to a pebble. When complete you could place it in a special garden space or in your home.
This informal session is run by artists Emily and Maxine smith of I Luv Pebbles at the Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge. Supported by Creative Black Country for their #CosyCommunities programme. Suitable for adults and those over 14 years (all children need to be accompanied by an adult). Participation is free but you must book. To book a place please Tel: 0121 588 2985 or email: BromwichHall_Museum@sandwell.gov.uk
1940s Home Front Market. CANCELLED 1 and 2 April 11am-4pm. Entry Free, stalls, craft fair, tearoom, music and more.
Easter Extravaganza: 4, 5, 6 April. 11am-3pm. Enjoy our GIANT Easter Hunt around the grounds, also have a go at our Easter crafts and guess the number of eggs in the jar, and pin the tail on the bunny No booking required, just drop in. 50p-£2.50 for crafts and some activities.
The Wild Escape: 12 April: 11am-3pm– What creatures can you find in and around Bromwich Hall? Draw what you find and add it to our wildlife wall. Make a story and drawing of the creatures escaping back to the wild. Also enjoy our craft of the day and trail. No booking necessary, small charge for craft activities
Magical Creatures: 13 April. sessions at 11am and 1:30pm. Join Professor Black for a look into the world of magical creatures and the faerie folk, including water creatures in the moat! Followed by stories, games and activities. age 5+. This session also includes a walk around the grounds to search for the faerie folk! £4 children and £1 adults. Book your activity by clicking the link
"800 Years of music", and Bromwich Hall Open day. Saturday 15th April. 11am-3pm. Enjoy an illustrative talk tracing the evolution of musical instruments and songs from the 12th century to modern times. Hear the earliest English song in existence through to comic and pop songs of the 1900s. Accompanied on woodwinds, strings and reeds. The talk starts at 11;30am and lasts around 60 minutes. You can also discover and explore our fantastic medieval building, once the home of the Lords of the Manor of West Bromwich. Entry Free. No need to book.
Through the Cracks - Terrifying ghostly stories with Mint Theatre Society. 26 May. 7:30pm. £8.50. The Mint Theatre Society presents an evening of three short horror plays which will delight fans of Tales of the Unexpected and Inside No.9. ‘Through the Cracks’ is a unique show including brand new original writing as well as adaptations of the work of classic authors including M.R. James. Seven actors will take you on an unforgettable journey into the dark and mysterious depths of each twisted tale… we hope you will join us. Booking required by clicking this link.
Medieval Mayhem - Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 11am-4pm. Travel back to the end of the medieval period and the 1400s. Enjoy our medieval encampment weekend and meet knights and ladies and ordinary medieval folk too. See weapons demonstrations and join in knight school, play medieval games, see or join in with a medieval dance, learn about medieval medicine and food and meet the Lord and Lady of Bromwich Hall. Also enjoy our medieval craft activities and trails. Timings of activities and shows will be on our Facebook page @sandwellmuseums on the morning of the event. Entry Free no need to book. Parking available on sites.
Haden Hill House - Rowley Regis
For general visitor information follow this link
Cosy spaces and a warm welcome. Haden Hill House Oak Room - Thursdays 10:30am-1pm. drop into our Oak Room and enjoy a cuppa and games for grown-ups, books and magazines with some messy play activities and toys for early years visitors
Expressive Poetry workshop with the poet Bones. Thursday 23, 10:30am-1pm/ A poetry workshop designed to motivate, empower and uplift. The workshop aims to use poetry as a vehicle for participants to express their inner feelings. Supported by Creative Black Country for their #CosyCommunities programme. Suitable for adults and those over 14 years (all children need to be accompanied by an adult). Participation is free but booking is needed. To book a place please Tel: 01384 569444
Easter and Spring Cards and Letters. Sat 1 & Sun 2 April, 2-6pm. Make a Spring/Easter card and write a letter to the Easter Bunny and post it in the magic post box. Small Charge for cards and letters. suitable for all ages
Go Play Sandwell. 4 April and 13 April 10:30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Join Go Play Sandwell at the house for activities, games and crafts. Entry free, no need to book.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs. Wed 5 & Thu 6 April, 10am – 11am relaxed opening, (a bookable quieter time at the museum ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell-museums-and-arts) 11am-3pm. - Decorate an egg or make an egg decoration. Suitable for all ages.
(open Sat 8 & Sun 9 April, 2-6pm)
Easter Family Fun. Easter Monday fun 10 April. Entertainment from Ron Popple, games, trails and egg hunts. Small charge for some activities. All ages
Spring Things. Thu 13 & Fr 14 April, 10am – 11am relaxed opening, (a bookable quieter time at the museum ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell-museums-and-arts) 11am-3pm.– plant a seed or make a seed bomb. Small charge for activities. All Ages
(open Sat 15 & Sun 16 April, 2-6pm)
The Fabulous 40s: Monday 1 May, 12pm-4pm. Join us for our ever popular 1940s wartime event, with costumed characters, live music, vehicles, Punch and Judy show and more. entrance is free, no need to book. Please note parking is at a premium so please park sensibly and thinking of others.
Galton Valley Pumping Station
We'll be open again from spring 2023.
Bishop Asbury's Cottage
Open day for winter 2023 to be confirmed.
Visit this tiny cottage which was the childhood home of Francis Asbury, one one the founding fathers of the USA and discover his amazing story.
Entrance to our sites is free but there may be a charge for some activities and open times may change due to special events or activities - see the events listing below for details.
* You don't need to book to visit on open days unless stated but you may need to book for some activities or events. See the listings below for details.
* The sites may be open at other times other than the open days below for activities or events or opening times may change due to events.
* We are unable to accommodate pushchairs, please leave them in the designated areas outside buildings
* Assistance dogs only at our sites
* Please note during term times there may be a school group on site which may restrict access so you may wish to phone in advance to check.