SPECIAL PLACES, GREAT IDEAS

At WAVE’s four venues, you’re never short of something to do, from exploring 300 years of art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery or enjoying a free family workshop at Bilston Craft Gallery, to stepping back 100 years at Bantock House Museum, or finding out more about the city’s rich history at Wolverhampton City Archives.

There’s also temporary exhibitions and displays, hands-on activities and special events, plus popular cafes and shops ideal for those unique gifts.

And admission to all WAVE venues is free too.

  • Join Hiccup and his dragon Toothless for our summer exhibition! Illustration © Cressida Cowell

    A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    14 June 2014 - 30 August 2014

    Cressida Cowell’s delightful books about a reluctant Viking hero are brought to life by Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books. Visit a time and place when dragons lived amongst us, where we could speak to them in Dragonese and where going to school meant learning how to be a Viking pirate!

  • Small carafe and tumblers, Lindean Mill Glass.
Photo: A. Sandstrom

    A Glass Act

    Bilston Craft Gallery
    28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014

    A Glass Act celebrates the diversity and relevance of contemporary glass tableware and features numerous functional objects for domestic use from the everyday glass tumbler through to intricate candelabras and everything in between.

  • Selection of Phoenix Glass © Bilston Craft Gallery

    Phoenix: The Story of the Heat Resisting Glass Company

    Bilston Craft Gallery
    28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014

    This exhibition celebrates the Bilston-based company Phoenix, which was set up in the 1930s. Although the company no longer exists, the domestic wares it produced such as gravy boats and casserole dishes can still be found in many homes.

  • Julio le Parc, Longue March,
1976, Lithograph © The Artist

    POP EUROPE!

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    5 July 2014 - 7 February 2015

    A colourful display of Pop and Op Art, Expressionist and Abstract works, POP EUROPE! looks at artists working on the continent in a comparative aesthetic and reviews the idea of a Pop beyond Britain and America.