I moved away from Wolverhampton over ten years ago and this is the first time I’ve visited WAVE since then.
I like to see menus of places I eat before I go, due to my diet- but was surprised I couldn’t find a menu for the café on their website. It’s ok though, I emailed WAVE and got a friendly response back, including a PDF of the menu, within a couple of hours, along with an apolology explaining the website was undergoing maintenance. Needless to say, the menu looked yummy & there was plenty I could eat!
The first thing that struck me when I entered the gallery was how much bigger it is compared to ten years ago. I remember it being very dark and forboding and the only item that I could remember was the ‘coat hanger man’ (which I did actually find later on, much to my joy!). But now it’s fresh, big and welcoming, much better. The exhibits were interesting, the fine art sections were beautiful and the David Hancock exhibit, which I’d gone to see, didn’t’ disappoint. The exhibits were positioned logically (dependant on how old they were, as far as I could tell), the attendees were polite and the café food was lovely. The café staff were helpful and friendly too and there were plenty of seats, despite it being a Saturday lunchtime.
It’s great to see that such a splendid building and day out is still available for free. It’s interesting, varied and inviting, the staff are friendly and the café food is tasty and reasonably priced. I didn’t get there early enough to take part in any of the guided tours, but I think it’s great they have those on offer too. I would definitely recommend this day out for adults and families alike.
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