Welcome to this friendly and community-focused museum, located in the heart of Walsall.
Walsall Council Draft Budget Proposals
Closure of Walsall Museum - Have your say
Walsall Council, like many others, is experiencing significant financial challenges and needs to save £86m over the next four years.
One of the draft proposals is the closure of Walsall Museum.
An online consultation is available via the link below. The deadline for responses is 21st December 2014.
Dedicated to the history of Walsall, the museum is home to a wide-ranging collection of artefacts reflecting Walsall’s proud heritage, its many industries, and the lives of the people who lived here. In particular the museum houses the nationally important ‘Hodson Shop’ collection of twentieth century working-class clothing.
The borough’s history is explored in the museum’s permanent local history gallery, The Changing Face of Walsall, while an exciting programme of activities for children and adults means everyone can engage with their heritage.
Admission to the Museum is free.
Attractions and facilities
- The Changing Face of Walsall, a permanent exhibition celebrating the history of the borough and exploring its development.
- Changing displays on costume and local history.
- Year-round programme of special events and hands-on activities for children and adults.
- Our events programme for October 2014 to March 2015 is available at visit www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk
- Flexible meeting space available for hire.
- Display space available for use by community groups.
- Facilities for school visits to the Museum, free of charge.
- The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
- Visitors with special needs are welcome.
- Sales area stocking books on local history, greetings cards and souvenirs.
- Facilities for viewing and examining artefacts from our collections by prior arrangement.
- Tuesdays - Fridays: 10am – 5pm
- Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
We are closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
Walsall Museum is located on the first floor of the Central Library building on Lichfield Street in Walsall town centre.
Walsall is within half-an-hour's drive of Birmingham, Lichfield, Dudley and Wolverhampton.
Junctions 7, 9 and 10 of the M6 are nearby.
Short and long stay pay and display car parks are located on Intown Row, less than 500 metres from the museum.
There are disabled parking spaces available on Tower Street, behind the Central Library building.
The museum is a short walk away from local bus and train stations.
Please visit www.whatsonwalsall.co.uk for a list of further attractions and facilities happening in the borough.
Telephone 01922 653116
This page was last updated on 27 November 2014