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Wolverhampton City Archives

Posted March 28, 2012 12:02 pm by admin under

  • Local History Talk

    6thDec11am - 1pm
    This week's speaker is Jackie Harrison
  • Local History Talk

    This week's speaker is David Taylor
  • Centenary of the End of The First World War

    31st Dec
    This display highlights the contributions made by thousands of local men and women during the First World War, both at home and overseas.
  • Local History Talk

    This week's speaker is Julia Pursehouse
  • Local History Talk

    12thDec5pm - 6pm
    This week's speaker is Frank Sharman

Wolverhampton City Archives

Explore the rich life of Wolverhampton and its people through archives filled with fascinating documents, photographs, maps, recordings, ephemera and more.


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  • Gardens
  • Train Station
  • Onsite Parking
  • Metro Station
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Bus Stop
  • Baby Changing
  • Wi-Fi Available

Wolverhampton City Archives houses a wealth of materials relating to the history of all areas now within the city of Wolverhampton including Bilston, Bushbury, Penn, Tettenhall and Wednesfield.

Constantly growing, the Archives’ vast collections include maps, books, census returns, newspapers, records from local schools, churches, clubs, societies and businesses, electoral registers, and indexes to births, deaths and marriages. There are also over 30,000 photographs, plus films, sound recordings, memorabilia and much more.

A city landmark, this Grade II* listed building was built in the mid-18th century as a home for the wealthy Molineux family, before becoming a hotel in the 1870s. Having fallen into disrepair after closing in 1979, the building has since been fully restored, with the impressive wood panelled Oak Room and ornate Rococo Room giving a glimpse into the former life of the building.

Following a consultation with visitors our opening hours will change from Monday 6 February:

Wednesday 1 – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm

You can view the new opening times for all of our sites here:

You can view our latest exhibitions and events brochure online at ISSUU.COM