This friendly and welcoming community-focused museum is located in the heart of Walsall.
Dedicated to the history of Walsall, the museum is home to a wide-ranging collection of artefacts reflecting Walsall’s proud heritage, its many industries, and the lives of the people who lived here. In particular the museum houses the nationally important ‘Hodson Shop’ collection of twentieth century working clothing.
The borough’s history is explored in the museum’s permanent local history gallery, The Changing Face of Walsall, while an exciting programme of activities for children and adults means everyone can engage with their heritage.
Admission to the Museum is free.
Attractions and facilities
The Changing Face of Walsall,a permanent exhibition celebrating the history of the borough and exploring its development.
Changing displays on costume and local history.
Year-round programme of special events and hands-on activities for children and adults.
Flexible meeting space available for hire.
Display space available for use by community groups.
Facilitated sessions supporting the primary curriculum for school visits to the Museum.
The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Visitors with special needs are welcome.
Sales area stocking books on local history, greetings cards and souvenirs.
Facilities for viewing and examining artefacts from our collections by prior arrangement.
Tuesdays - Fridays: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
We are closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
Walsall Museum is located on the first floor of the Central Library building on Lichfield Street in Walsall town centre.
Short and long stay pay and display car parks are located on Intown Row, less than 500 metres from the museum.
There are disabled parking spaces available on Tower Street, behind the Central Library building.
The museum is a short walk away from local bus and train stations.