The story of Bilston begins with its internationally important rocks and fossils. These precious minerals made it possible for industry to flourish and with it the creativity and ingenuity that helped to define the region.
Arriving in the exhibition you will be greeted by a Norton Commando motorcycle and a three-metre long Dromaeosaurus. The exhibition features objects from many of the town’s industries, including cut steel jewellery, bicycles and the world-famous Bilston Enamels. You’ll also learn about famous Bilston companies including Sankey, Beldray and Sunbeam. We also have a family-friendly dinosaur room which is home to Barry the Baryonyx.
Also on display are real fossils from the Dr. Fraser Collection and dinosaur fossil casts such as the famous Archaeopteryx, T.rex and Triceratops. You can design your own dinosaur and even dress up like one!
Additional interpretation includes custom made videos explaining more about the region’s history and geology.