Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD

One of the last great homes to be built in the flamboyant Jacobean style, the mansion which was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. In 1643 the house was badly damaged in an attack by Parliamentary troops. Today the house is displayed as a series of period rooms containing fine furniture, paintings, textiles and metal work from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Bantock House Museum

Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ

Bantock House, once the home of the Bantock family, allows you to discover the secrets of Wolverhampton's history. As you wander through the house you can admire our exquisite decorative arts collection that includes enamels, steel jewellery and japanned ware. Collections: The collections on display at Bantock House highlight local trades of the 1700 and 1800s, including Japanned ware, Enamels, Steel Jewellery and Locks.

Birmingham Assay Office

Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 1SB

Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773, The Birmingham Assay Office houses a spectacular collection of historic silver and jewellery and a library containing many rare historic books on hallmarking, jewellery, precious metals, science and art.

Birmingham Back to Backs - National Trust

50-54 Inge Street/55-63 Hurst Street
Birmingham B5 4TE

Carefully restored 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses. Birmingham's last surviving court of back to back housing - the story is told through the experiences of the people who lived and worked here. Covers four different periods, from 1840 to 1977.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square
Birmingham B3 3DH

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. Collections: There are over 500,000 objects in Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery's collection. Our collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings draws visitors from around the world.

Bishop Asbury Cottage

Newton Road, Great Barr
West Bromwich B43 6HN

An 18th century cottage which was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop. Furnished in period style, and with memorabilia and information relating to Asbury's life both in West Bromwich and in America.

Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Road
Dudley DY1 4SQ

Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world's first industrial landscape. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country towns. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road, Yardley
Birmingham B25 8RN

After painstaking and careful restoration, Blakesley Hall a stunning, Elizabethan yeoman's house in Yardley, has reopened its doors to the public. Blakesley Hall has undergone extensive renovations to reinstate the ground floor rooms, as closely as possible, to their original appearance.

Broadfield House Glass Museum

Compton Drive
Kingswinford DY6 9NS

Situated in the historic Stourbridge glass quarter, Broadfield House Glass Museum is one of the best glass museums in the world. It has a magnificent collection of British glass, much of which was made in the Stourbridge area, from 18th century tableware to Victorian cameo vases, historic paperweights to modern sculptural pieces.

Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place, Hales Street
Coventry CV1 1JD

The museum displays the largest collection of British cars, cycles and motorcycles in the world and is designated as a collection of national importance. Visitors can explore over 150 years of unique history and there's something different round every corner.

Dudley Museum & Art Gallery

St James's Road
Dudley DY1 1HP

Town centre museum and art gallery combining permanant art, geology and fossil collections with contemporary exhibitions, local interest shows and hands-on exhibitions related to the school curriculum. Home to the Brooke Robinson collection - a Victorian gentleman's collection of paintings, furniture, Greek and Roman pottery, Oriental and European ceramics, and enamel snuff boxes.

Edgbaston Museum

Warwickshire County Cricket Club, The County Ground, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7QU

A museum dedicated to the famous test venue and home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. From memorabilia commemorating one hundred years of test history including kit used by some of the greats, to the achievements and history of the Warwickshire side itself.

Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, nr Coventry Airport and the Air Museum
Coventry CV3 4LE

Electric Railway Museum is a UK based charity which aims to promote the heritage of all electric trains in the UK through traction and rolling stock restoration, display and operation along with work in gathering historically relevant technical and photographic archives.

Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre

Brasshouse Lane
Smethwick B66 1BA

Situated just off the Birmingham main line canals, the centre gives visitors an insight into some of the most important civil engineering feats in the area. As well as our displays and exhibitions at the main heritage centre site we also look after the New Smethwick Pumping Station and the original site of James Watt and Matthew Boulton's Smethwick Engine.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well
Coventry CV1 5QP

We provide places for the people of Coventry and visitors to the City to meet, celebrate and explore their cultural and creative past, present and futures.

Jaguar Heritage

Browns Lane, Allesley
Coventry CV5 9DR

Established for the nation in 1983, The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust maintains a unique collection of motor vehicles and artefacts manufactured by Jaguar Cars Limited and the many other renowned marques associated with the company.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

School of Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

The Lapworth Museum of Geology has the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the West Midlands. Dating back to 1880, the museum is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.

Museum Collections Centre

25 Dollman St
Birmingham B7 4RQ

The museums Collections Centre in Nechells has brought together 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery's stored collections under one roof. The 1.5 hectare site, close to Duddeston Station, holds hundreds of thousands of objects. Among the collections are steam engines, sculptures, an entire collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, a red phone box and even a Sinclair C5.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6HA

Built around the preserved workshops and offices of Smith & Pepper, a Birmingham jewellery firm, the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers a fascinating insight into the city's historic jewellery trade. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the perfectly preserved 'time capsule' factory - little changed since the beginning of the century - and see demonstrations of jewellery making.

National Motorcycle Museum

Coventry Road, Bickenhill
Solihull B92 0EJ

The National Motorcycle Museum opened its doors in October 1984, with a collection of more than 350 motorcycles on display. The award winning conference and banqueting facilities grew out of interest in the museum and followed on in 1985.

Oak House Museum

Oak Road
West Bromwich B70 8HJ

Oak House is a delightful half timbered yeoman's house, furnished with contemporary furniture. The house is a ten minute walk from the centre of West Bromwich, and near to the Lodge Road metro stop.

Pen Museum, The

Unit 3 The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS, United Kingdom
Birmingham B1 3HS

One of Birmingham's great attractions and centres of information about the city's fascinating history. Dedicated to steel pen making in Birmingham. Collections: Current themes are Birmingham manufacturers; pen manufacturing processes supported by social history of workers; the history of writing and methods of communicating. The core collection comprises of items from Birmingham and the Birmingham pen-related trades.

Selly Manor

Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads, Oak Tree Lane, Bournville
Birmingham B30 2AE

Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves are two ancient timber-framed manor houses moved to Bournville in the early 20th century by the chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury. They are two of Birmingham's oldest houses and are beautiful examples of medieval and Tudor architecture, surrounded by an authentic period garden.

Smethwick Heritage Centre

Victoria Park Lodge, High Street
Smethwick B66 3NJ

Our aim is to collect, store, archive and display object and material connected with Smethwick.

Soho House Museum

Soho Avenue, Handsworth
Birmingham B18 5LB

Soho House Museum was the home of Matthew Boulton, one of Birmingham's most famous sons. Boulton is famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society and left his mark on industrial development in Birmingham.

St Mary's Guildhall

Bayley Lane
Coventry CV1 5RN

St Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England. Collections: The civic collection at St Mary's Guildhall includes a diverse range of items and artworks that have been amassed at the Guildhall over the centuries, some as donations and bequests, others as specific commissions by the guilds or civic leaders.

Thinktank: Birmingham's Science Museum

Millennium Point, Curzon Street
Birmingham B4 7XG

Where can you explore deepest space, find out how doctors perform life-saving surgery and travel back in time to Birmingham's amazing industrial past, all under one roof? From steam engines to intestines, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on exhibits on science and discovery from the past, present and future. Collections: The science and industry collections consist of around 40,000 objects, including James Watt's Smethwick engine of 1779, the oldest working steam engine in the world.

Tipton Community Heritage Centre

Tipton Community Heritage Centre, Tipton Library, Unit 19, Tipton Shopping Centre, Owen Street,
Tipton DY4 8QE

The centre features a small but informative display covering various aspects of Tipton's industrial and social history. One focus is on the development of the town following the construction of the first canal in 1769.

University of Birmingham, Research & Cultural Collections

University of Birmingham Collections, c/o University Curator, Main Library, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham Collections is a cornucopia of extraordinary artefacts, from West African masks in the Danford Collection, to important 20th century paintings such as Peter Lanyon's mural in the Arts Building. The University owns, displays and teaches from groups of objects within seven distinct collections, including archaeology, physics and pathology.

Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton Street West
Walsall WS2 8EQ

Discover why Walsall became the British leather goods capital in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory. For two hundred years Walsall people have been making some of the world's finest saddles and leather goods.

Walsall Museum

Lichfield Street
Walsall WS1 1TR

Walsall Museum is a friendly and welcoming museum in the heart of Walsall, sharing a building with the town's central library. Collections: Collection of social and industrial history from Walsall's past and present, ranging from 17th century firemarks to 21st century posters. Strong collection of costume and textiles, including the Hodson Shop Collection, a unique collection of unsold shop stock of working-class clothing from the 1920s to 1960s.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum

County Ground, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7QU

A visit to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum at Edgbaston is to take a unique journey through the last 113 years of first-class cricket played at this famous ground. Photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and articles are displayed in a way that captures the interest of the visitor .

Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery

Holyhead Road
Wednesbury WS10 7DF

A Victorian Art Gallery, recently redecorated, housing collections which include fine art paintings, applied art, including one of the world's largest collections of Ruskin pottery, and geology.

Wightwick Manor & Gardens - National Trust

Wightwick Bank
Wolverhampton WV6 8EE

One of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The many original William Morris wallpapers and fabrics, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Kempe glass and de Morgan ware help conjure up the spirit of the time.