Sandwell Museums Service

NameSandwell Museums Service
PrefixWEDSD
Typemuseum
AddressWednesbury Museum and Art Gallery
Holyhead Road
TownWednesbury
CountyWest Midlands
PostcodeWS10 7DF
CountryUnited Kingdom
Telephone0121 556 0683
Access ConditionsNot all of our collections are on display, if you wish to see specific items please contact us to arrange a visit.
Operational HoursWEDNESBURY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: closed

Closed for lunch weekdays from 1.00pm - 1.30pm

HADEN HILL HOUSE:
Monday: closed (except some Bank Holidays)
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

OAK HOUSE:
Monday: closed (except some Bank Holidays)
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
April - September:
Sunday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Closed for lunch weekdays from 1.00pm - 1.30pm

GALTON VALLEY CANAL MUSEUM:
Monday: closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm

BISHOP ASBURY COTTAGE:
Telephone Sandwell Museums Service on 0121 556 0683 for opening times

TIPTON COMMUNITY HERITAGE CENTRE:
Monday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday:10.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Closed for lunch weekdays from 1.00pm - 2.00pm
WebsiteVisit website
Collections OverviewSandwell Museums Service hold the world's largest public collection of the Smethwick based company, Ruskin Pottery. Between 1898 and 1935 they produced high quality studio pottery and experimented with a variety of unique glazes. The Ruskin Pottery display can be viewed at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

The fine art collection contains works from the Victorian period through to contemporary artists. The majority of oil paintings originate from the Edwin and Mary Richards donation which gave their extensive collection to the town of Wednesbury. This bequest also helped fund the creation of Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery which opened in 1891.

There is a large ethnographical collection from the late 19th and early 20th century explorer, Helen Caddick. She collected a variety of weird and wonderful objects on her travels around the world.

The service also holds a large selection of geology specimans, social history items, examples of Wednesbury enamels and numerous coins and medals.

Mla RegionWest Midlands
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