Walsall Museum

Walsall Museum
Lichfield Street
West Midlands County






01922 653116

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Walsall Museum is a friendly and welcoming museum in the heart of Walsall, sharing a building with the town's Central Library.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tues to Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-16.00

Closed: Sun and Mon
Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Collection of social and industrial history from Walsall's past and present, ranging from 17th century firemarks to 21st century posters.

Strong collection of costume and textiles, including the Hodson Shop Collection, a unique collection of unsold shop stock of working-class clothing from the 1920s to 1960s.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Industry, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sister Dora
  • Jerome K Jerome
  • Hodson Shop
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Objects decorated with canal art

Life on the Cut

  • 14 January — 11 April 2015 *on now

Drawing on Walsall Museum's canal collection, this exhibition looks at life on the canals from the early 19th century to the mid 20th century. It features artefacts relating to the everyday life and work of those who made their home afloat, including examples of the distinctive canal art used to decorate boats and living quarters, as well as material relating to the boat building industry.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.

School visits to Walsall Museum


A visit to Walsall Museum is a great way to bring learning to life and to inspire creativity. We offer a range of sessions for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 which support the primary history curriculum, the primary art and design and design and technology curriculums and the International Primary Curriculum. Our sessions mix facilitated and self-led elements to create a rich and engaging learning experience. Further information is available by following the link below.


  • Jennifer Thomson

How to obtain

Contact Walsall Museum on 01922 653116 or email museum@walsall.gov.uk for further details on school visits and to discuss your requirements.
Further information is available by following the link below.