Black Country Geopark

Wednesbury Geotrail Museums and Gallery

Geosite

This geosite is a small town centre with important historic buildings and industrial associations.

Architectural stones and imported decorative rock-types here provide a building stones geotrail. The town's Museum and Art Gallery hosts a fine geological collection of about 7000 objects (none of this is currently on display but may be viewed by appointment only). Wednesbury has an active local history society that organises a programme of talks and local heritage exhibitions.  A geotrail leaflet is being prepared for this geosite.

Geosite facilities

Geosite Wednesbury Museum is Sandwell's Museum and Art Gallery. It is a purpose built Victorian Art Gallery, housing collections which include fine art paintings, applied art, old toys as well as one of the world's largest collections of Ruskin pottery. There is a pay and display car park adjacent to the Museum. Free admission. There are no café facilities on site.  The nearest café is Morrison's supermarket nearby. For more information call + (44) (0) 121 556 0683.

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Geosite Sandwell Park Farm has an award winning tea room and toilet facilities. It has a range of small animals and a programme of events throughout the year. There is a small charge for car parking. Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve has a visitor centre with toilet facilities and free car parking. Inside the visitor centre there is hot and cold drinks available with snacks and confectionary. There is a programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year.