What else do we offer?
Wolverhampton Arts and Culture is made up of four venues, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House Museum, Bilston Gallery and Wolverhampton City Archives. So whatever interest you have in art, culture, museums and galleries – we’ve got you covered.
Each of our venues offers something unique for families.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Our city centre art gallery is packed with inspiring and uplifting paintings, the Sensing Sculpture gallery showcases tactile sculptures where touch is as important as sight. We also have lots of different changing exhibitions that highlight everything from artworks by school and college students, incredible shows by world-famous artists like Roy Lichtenstein or Thomas Gainsborough and video and installations by cutting edge contemporary artists.
Our entire programme is supported by a range of family-friendly activities that see participants draw inspiration from our collections and exhibitions to get crafty and creative. You can see our full programme of family activities here: https://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/family-friendly-activities/
Bantock House and Park
Bantock House and Park is the perfect place for a full day, out mixing the beautifully refurbished Bantock family home with 43 acres of parkland and formal gardens. The house is packed with period furnishings and locally made enamels, japanned ware, jewellery, toys, dolls and Pre-Raphaelite paintings and there are interactive activities for young children throughout the house.
Our Courtyard Café is open from 9am for the fabulous Banrtock Breakfast and continues to serve throughout the day including lunches and naughty-but-nice cake.
Bilston Gallery features a fantastic display that showcases everything that makes the Black Country the place it is. From the incredible range of fossils and minerals, to the inspired creativity of cut steel jewellery and the world-famous Bilston Enamels. We offer fun creative sessions for children aged 0-7 years called Bilston Boddlers and Little Grown Ups. See more HERE.
Wolverhampton City Archives
The Archives may not spring to mind when looking for a family day out but our regular Silver Screen Saturdays, local history talks and annual Local History Fair offer everyone the chance to learn more about the people and history of the city.
Of course, knowing how to get the most out of a visit to the Archives could be a vital tool for that tricky school project or family history research.