Walsall Museum

Walsall Museum
Lichfield Street
Walsall
West Midlands County
WS1 1TR
England

Website

www.walsall.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museum@walsall.gov.uk

Telephone

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:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues to Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-16.00

Closed: Sun and Mon
Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

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.

Museum Mystery Challenge

  • 19 June 2012 — 30 August 2014 *on now

Take our Museum Mystery Challenge and discover weird and wonderful artefacts, famous local people, and the unique history of our borough. You can do it yourself or with family and friends. Use your skills to find objects and complete challenges in The Changing Face of Walsall, Walsall Museum’s local history gallery.

The Museum Mystery Challenge is free to do, requires no advance booking, and is available during Walsall Museum’s normal opening hours.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Walsall Museum

Admission

Free of charge.

The Museum Mystery Challenge is available during Walsall Museum's normal opening hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays, Bank Holidays.

No advance booking is required, for further information please call 01922 653116 or email museum@walsall.gov.uk.

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.

The Life and Times of the Tat Man

  • 26 April 2014 2-4pm

A restless mind, a restless soul...a powerful and stirring one-man show.

A new play by acclaimed local playwright David Calcutt makes its debut run within Walsall Museum.

From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man tells his tales, tales of travelling folk and bloody births, of blacksmiths and devils and talking horses, taking us on a journey that leads to the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Further performances take place at Walsall Museum on 3, 17 and 31 May and 7 June.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £4 per person, no concessions. Not suitable for children under 8 years old.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person.

The Life and Times of the Tat Man

  • 3 May 2014 2-4pm

A restless mind, a restless soul...a powerful and stirring one-man show.

A new play by acclaimed local playwright David Calcutt makes its debut run within Walsall Museum.

From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man tells his tales, tales of travelling folk and bloody births, of blacksmiths and devils and talking horses, taking us on a journey that leads to the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Further performances take place at Walsall Museum on 26 April, 17 and 31 May and 7 June.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £4 per person, no concessions.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person. Not suitable for children under 8 years old.

Adult Storytelling Course

  • 6 May 2014 2-4pm
  • 13 May 2014 2-4pm
  • 20 May 2014 2-4pm
  • 3 June 2014 2-4pm
  • 10 June 2014 2-4pm
  • 17 June 2014 2-4pm

Find your unique storytelling voice on our storytelling course with international performer Anna Conomos inspired by the unique Bayard’s Colts. Anna has been leading storytelling courses worldwide for over a decade and specialises in providing easy and fun exercises that will build your confidence in performance. You will learn how to deliver a storytelling performance that will hold your audience captive.

The course runs for six weeks with a break for half term.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The course is programmed to complement our series of performances of ‘The Life and Times of the Tat Man’.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £10 for the full course and must be purchased in advance.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653115, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person.

Family Storytelling Day

  • 10 May 2014 2-4pm

Join award winning storyteller Anna Conomos for a fun-filled family event at Walsall Museum. Meet evil kings, brave heroes and warrior horses in an interactive performance, inspired by the mysterious Bayard's Colts. You will be dressing up and acting as you take on a character of your own.

All the family can participate.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of their Grants for the Arts scheme. This event is programmed to complement our series of performances of ‘The Life and Times of the Tat Man’.

We will be running this event again on 24 May.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Tickets £1.25 per person (adult or child) and must be purchased in advance.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person.

The Life and Times of the Tat Man

  • 17 May 2014 2-4pm

A restless mind, a restless soul...a powerful and stirring one-man show.

A new play by acclaimed local playwright David Calcutt makes its debut run within Walsall Museum.

From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man tells his tales, tales of travelling folk and bloody births, of blacksmiths and devils and talking horses, taking us on a journey that leads to the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Further performances take place at Walsall Museum on 26 April, 3 and 31 May and 7 June.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £4 per person, no concessions.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person. Not suitable for children under 8 years old.

Family Storytelling Day

  • 24 May 2014 2-4pm

Join award winning storyteller Anna Conomos for a fun-filled family event at Walsall Museum. Meet evil kings, brave heroes and warrior horses in an interactive performance, inspired by the mysterious Bayard's Colts. You will be dressing up and acting as you take on a character of your own.

All the family can participate.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of their Grants for the Arts scheme. This event is programmed to complement our series of performances of ‘The Life and Times of the Tat Man’.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Tickets £1.25 per person (adult or child) and must be purchased in advance.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person.

The Life and Times of the Tat Man

  • 31 May 2014 2-4pm

A new play by acclaimed local playwright David Calcutt makes its debut run within Walsall Museum.

From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man tells his tales, tales of travelling folk and bloody births, of blacksmiths and devils and talking horses, taking us on a journey that leads to the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Further performances take place at Walsall Museum on 26 April, 3 and 17 May and 7 June.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £4 per person, no concessions.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person. Not suitable for children under 8 years old.

The Life and Times of the Tat Man

  • 7 June 2014 2-4pm

A restless mind, a restless soul...a powerful and stirring one-man show.

A new play by acclaimed local playwright David Calcutt makes its debut run within Walsall Museum.

From his home in the scrapyard, the Tat Man tells his tales, tales of travelling folk and bloody births, of blacksmiths and devils and talking horses, taking us on a journey that leads to the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Further performances take place at Walsall Museum on 26 April and 3, 17 and 31 May.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £4 per person, no concessions.

Available from Walsall Museum, please call 01922 653116, email museum@walsall.gov.uk or pop in in person. Not suitable for children under 8 years old.

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

http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/school_visits_to_walsall_museum.htm

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.

Creator

  • 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.

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