Wolverhampton City Archives
Explore the rich life of Wolverhampton and its people through archives filled with fascinating documents, photographs, maps, recordings, ephemera and more.
Visit UsUntil Monday 31 March:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pmClosed Bank HolidaysNew opening hours apply from Tuesday 1 April, please see below for details
Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill
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.
Please note: opening times from Tuesday 1 April will be as follows:
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Wolverhampton City Archives will no longer open on Fridays or Saturdays.