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.

  • Brian Yale, Hawthorne Ridge © The Artist

    Brian Yale: First World War Battlefield Paintings

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    26 July 2014 - 24 January 2015

    These paintings by Cradley-born artist Brian Yale date from the 1980s and are based on sketches made on the spot of some of the most famous and tragic battlefields of the First World War.

  • Edward Wadsworth, In the Black Country, 1919, Woodcut
print on paper © Wolverhampton Art Gallery

    The Making of Mordor

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    20 September 2014 - 17 January 2015

    ‘Mordor’ conjures images of a blackened land consumed by industry. This exhibition explores the links between J.R.R. Tolkien’s depictions of this fantasy region and the Black Country of the 1900s, alongside contemporary responses.

  • Guy Motors Children's Christmas Party

    When Santa came to the Factory: Remembering the Works Children's Parties

    Bantock House Museum
    6 November 2014 - 18 January 2015

    A lot of people remember Christmas parties organised by the factory where their family worked. In this exhibition we will be sharling and reliving those memories

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