Bilston Craft Gallery

Bilston Craft Gallery
Mount Pleasant
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WV14 7LU
England

Website

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/bilston

Events

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/extended-events-view/

E-mail

bilstoncraftgallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Telephone

01902 552507

Fax

01902 552504

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Bilston Craft Gallery
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Situated minutes from Wolverhampton, Walsall and Birmingham, Bilston Craft Gallery is the largest dedicated contemporary craft venue in the metropolitan West Midlands.

Our permanent exhibition, Craftsense, allows visitors to explore three hundred years of craft history together with works from some leading figures of the contemporary craft scene. The exhibition has a variety of interactives including audio sound-bites, handling materials and an IT kiosk to explore.

The gallery also hosts nationally renowned touring shows and a vibrant and innovative programme of events for all the family.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday and Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Closed Sun, Mon & Bank holidays

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Bilston Craft Gallery is located 3 miles outside of Wolverhampton and 5 minutes walk from Bilston town centre.

We have disabled and limited parking spaces at the front of the building. There is free parking within 200 yards.

Bilston Central tram stop is 5 minutes walk from the gallery and trams run between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill every 8 minutes. Journey time from Wolverhampton is approximately 10 minutes and 30 minutes from Birmingham Snow Hill.

Buses 79 Wolverhampton to West Bromwich and 39 Wolverhampton to Walsall both go from Wolverhampton Bus Station and stop on the Wellington Road in Bilston close to the Craft Gallery.

Additional info

The gallery is fully accessible and equipped with toddler and disabled toilets.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bilston Craft Gallery is also home to 'Craftplay', an award winning sensory gallery and activity space specially designed for pre-school children.
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Child playing in CraftPlay

CraftPlay

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/bilston/

Craftplay is our award winning, creative play project for 0-7 year olds and their carers. It has a specially designed activity space with craft handling pieces and a wealth of materials for sensory and creative exploration.
Hands on fun at Craftplay

How to obtain

Booking is advised as there are limited places. Please contact Bilston Craft Gallery on 01902 552507 or email bilstoncraftgallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk to secure your place.

Helping in the garden

Garden Club

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/bilston/

Garden Club is an ongoing opportunity for volunteers to help develop the garden to the rear of Bilston Craft Gallery and Library. Participants will also get the chance to take part in free art and craft workshops. All sessions are free, and open to all ages and abilities.

How to obtain

Please contact the gallery for more information on Garden Club - bilstoncraftgallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

English Hedgerow plate by Andrew Tanner and Unanico © Richard Battye

Made in the Middle

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/MitM-teachers-pack.pdf

Free, downloadable education pack for use both at the gallery or in the classroom.

Made in the Middle introduces a wealth of talented makers from across the Midlands in the seventh in the series of this touring exhibition by Craftspace. Key themes are how craftspeople are embracing digital technologies in their practice and the varied pathways by which people have come to a career in making.

Creator

  • Bilston Craft Gallery

How to obtain

Follow the link to the downloadable PDF file for Made in the Middle teachers pack.

WAVE website

Online Collections

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/collections/

Website with searchable database providing information about items from the collections held by Wolverhampton museums, galleries and archives.

Getting there

Bilston Craft Gallery is located 3 miles outside of Wolverhampton and 5 minutes walk from Bilston town centre.

We have disabled and limited parking spaces at the front of the building. There is free parking within 200 yards.

Bilston Central tram stop is 5 minutes walk from the gallery and trams run between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill every 8 minutes. Journey time from Wolverhampton is approximately 10 minutes and 30 minutes from Birmingham Snow Hill.

Buses 79 Wolverhampton to West Bromwich and 39 Wolverhampton to Walsall both go from Wolverhampton Bus Station and stop on the Wellington Road in Bilston close to the Craft Gallery.

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