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.

The Calm before the Storm: Local Life in 1914

  • 30 April — 30 August 2014 *on now

An exhibition exploring what life was like in Walsall at the outbreak of the First World War.

Walsall in 1914 was full of industries and employment opportunities. But low wages and high food prices were forcing workers into poverty. In the first half of the year people were concerned with strikes, political troubles in Ireland, and the actions of the suffragettes. The possibility of war was hardly considered. When the announcement came, hundreds of local boys joined up, seeking adventure.

The exhibition will display clothing of the period, everyday objects used by local people, and early items of war memorabilia.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to the Museum is free of charge.

For further information please contact us on 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.
photograph of field communications during ww1

Tales from the Trenches

  • 22 August 2014 11:30am-4pm

A day of storytelling, trench reel and songs from the First World War, with costumed interpreters history's maid. An ideal way for young and old alike to understand the experiences of those who served in the Great War or who lived through it on the home front. Part of a series of summer holiday activities for all the family to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War. The workshop will run at 11:30, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

This event is free of charge.

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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