Bantock House Museum

Bantock House Museum
Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 9LQ
England

Website

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/bantock

Events

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

E-mail

bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Telephone

01902 552195

Fax

01902 552196

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Bantock House
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Bantock House, once the home of the Bantock family, allows you to discover the secrets of Wolverhampton’s history. As you wander through the House you can admire our exquisite Decorative Arts collection that includes Enamels, Steel Jewellery and Japanned ware.

Temporary exhibitions take place all year round offering displays in a wide range of subjects.

The ground floor rooms are set in the Edwardian period with Arts and Crafts inspired décor much as the Bantock's would have known. The first floor highlights the trades of Wolverhampton and what life was like during Victorian Wolverhampton through the billiard room and the Victorian Rooms, which give a fascinating insight into Victorian family life and the changing role of women during this period. Here you can see beautiful examples of steel jewellery, japanned ware and enamels.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Summer Time - April-October
Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00

Winter Time - November-March
Tues-Sun 12.00-16.00

Bank Holiday Mondays except Christmas & New Year

Closed: Mon

Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Bantock House is located approximately one mile from Wolverhampton city centre.

Buses 3 and 4 from Wolverhampton stop close to Bantock Park and run regularly throughout the day. The journey time from Wolverhampton city centre is about 7 minutes.

If you are coming by car, follow the signs for Wolverhampton from the M5, M6 and M54, Bantock House is signposted off the city ring road. There is ample free parking at Bantock House and Park, including two coach spaces and six disabled spaces.

The collections on display at Bantock House highlight local trades of the 1700 and 1800s, including Japanned ware, Enamels, Steel Jewellery and Locks.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Japanned ware
  • Enamels
  • Steel jewellery
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Two Little Girls Wearing Hats. Unknown girl and Freddy Gould. Albumen print, 271 x 219mm.

Get Ahead with a Hat

  • 24 April 2014 11am-3pm

Victorian and Edwardian hat and accessory making, inspired by outfits at Bantock House Museum. This workshop will run at: 11:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Science in Sculpture (KS 2)

Science in sculpture examines materials and their properties. Sheets of newspaper are transformed into sturdy structures with the help of the Darcy Turner Paper Rolling Machine!

Doll and Toys (KS 1)

In the Doll and Toy workshop children discover history through toys of the Victorian and Edwardian period. The emphasis can be altered to suit age and ability to compliment the schools programme, exploring topics from materials and mechanisms in social history.

History Detectives (KS 1 and 2)

History Detective’s provides activity sessions in which pupils explore Edwardian life and identify the differences between past and present lifestyles.

Literacy Packs for KS1 and KS2

KS1 and KS2 Literacy Packs are available containing stimulating and inventive activities to provide inspiration for writing units to be completed in school. Our special needs and inclusion pack contains additional photographs for matching exercises.

How to obtain

£15
If you would like more information or if you would like a copy of any of our education packs please contact us:
Education Team
Bantock House Museum and Park
Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 9LQ
Tel: 01902 552195
Email: bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Mapping Bantock

A geography trail covering skills for KS1 and KS2 is provided by ‘Mapping Bantock,’ a resource pack in which plans and elevations form the basis for various activities around the site.

How to obtain

Geography trail for KS1 and KS2 Cost per pack: £15
Please contact us on (01902) 552195 or email bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk for further information or to order packs.

Mapping Bantock (KS 1 and 2)

A geography trail covering skills for KS1 and KS2 is provided by ‘Mapping Bantock,’ a resource pack in which plans and elevations form the basis for various activities around the site.

How to obtain

Geography trail for KS1 and KS2 Cost per pack: £15
Please contact us on (01902) 552195 or email bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk for further information or to order packs.

Millie the Mouse at Bantock House

For Foundation years, our big book ‘Millie the Mouse at Bantock House’ is full of fun as well as learning opportunities. Activities based on Early Learning Goals and National Literacy Strategy’s framework for teaching.

How to obtain

If you would like more information or if you would like a copy of any of our education packs please contact us:
Education Team
Bantock House Museum and Park
Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 9LQ
Tel: 01902 552195
Email: bantockhouse@wolverhampton.gov.uk

WAVE website

Online Collections Database

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

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

Shadow puppets (KS 1)

Shadow puppet play is a hands-on art and literacy workshop making shadow puppets, talking about stories and performing a short play.

Getting there

Bantock House is located approximately one mile from Wolverhampton city centre.

Buses 3 and 4 from Wolverhampton stop close to Bantock Park and run regularly throughout the day. The journey time from Wolverhampton city centre is about 7 minutes.

If you are coming by car, follow the signs for Wolverhampton from the M5, M6 and M54, Bantock House is signposted off the city ring road. There is ample free parking at Bantock House and Park, including two coach spaces and six disabled spaces.

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