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Wednesbury Geotrail Museums and Gallery

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

Architectural stones and imported decorative rock-types here also provide a building stones geotrail. The town's Museum and Art Gallery hosts a fine geological collection of about 7000 objects but 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 022 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 or visit 

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Geosite 014 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. For more information call +44 (0) 121 569 3070 - Sandwell Valley Country Park

Geosite 014 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. For more information call +44 (0) 121 357 7395 Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve.