This friendly and welcoming community-focused museum is located in the heart of Walsall. 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 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.
- View Walsall Museum's exhibitions, events and activities in our current events leaflet (PDF 517KB) or 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.
Christmas opening times
- Tuesday 24 December: open 10am - 4pm
- Wednesday 25 December: closed
- Thursday 26 December: closed
- Friday 27 December: closed
- Saturday 28 December: open 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 29 December: closed
- Monday 30 December: closed
- Tuesday 31 December: open 10am - 5pm
- Wednesday 1 January: closed
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 28 November 2013