Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
With its family friendly displays and interactives, Wolverhampton Art Gallery can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.See permanent displays dedicated to key periods in history alongside regularly changing exhibitions that embrace painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, multi-media, and more. From grand paintings by 18th century greats, to thought provoking contemporary pieces, there’s always something new to discover.Relax in the laid-back setting of the Art Gallery Cafe, with its delicious menu, ranges of speciality loose-leaf teas and fresh coffee, and discover a treasure trove of crafts, cards and jewellery in the gallery shop.
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Ann D
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They don't want you to visit until next year
Jun 2021
Be warned: The museum is closed in all but name for the coming 6 months. We tried to visit yesterday, entering through the only one of 3 doors that was open. Our details were taken, and we were then told we had come in the wrong way and must go out again and enter through another door which was under scaffolding. Apparently 'there are signs' outside our entrance (we checked - there weren't). Ironically, 'this work is being undertaken to make entrance easier for disabled people'.The lifts were also out of commission, and so were over half of the exhibition halls. Outside, we passed a sign welcoming visitors back and announcing a Lego exhibition. Well, good luck with that.
Written June 30, 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,413 contributions
Beautiful building along Lichfield Street.
Oct 2020 • Friends
Although I never visited Wolverhampton Art Gallery I was totally impressed with this building.
A Grade II listed building, funded and built by Philip Horsman from designs from architect Julius Chatwin and opened to the public in May 1884.
I loved the look of the building, the facade is stunning, there are sculptured frieze's depicting 16 characters representing arts and craft ,its such a photogenic building, makes for some great photographic opportunities and is easy to locate along Lichfield Street.
Most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written October 18, 2020
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clickers3
Derby, UK51 contributions
Victoria and Albert watercolours
Sep 2020
Visited Victoria and Albert watercolours from the Royal Collection. Lovely pictures, colours still vibrant, labels good and informative - free to visit. A real treat.

A big 'thank you' to gallery staff members implementing Covid precautions and restrictions who understood why I am not able to wear a mask (breathing issues) and made no fuss, no inappropriate comments or questions.

Bravo gallery team and management. It is heartening in these difficult days to be able to visit a 'provincial 'institution' that cares for its treasures, has good temporary exhibitions, and is clearly a well run and valuable community resource.
Written September 1, 2020
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Cal S
Willenhall, UK184 contributions
Interesting
May 2019 • Friends
Me and my friend were bored one afternoon so we decided to pop in here and bonus cuz it's free to visit, the exhibitions were really interesting. They had a photo of year competition going on so we could view all the entry's
Written April 21, 2020
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Andrew H
Norwich, UK141 contributions
A gem
Feb 2020
What a lovely place! I went in by chance and stayed far longer than I thought I would. Varied exhibitions, well curated. The spacing and variety ,so well presented.
Located in the middle of town and easily accessible ,I will retutrn again.
This is a place one can keep delving into and finding fresh delights.
Heartily recommend.
Written February 26, 2020
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Helenrh2014
Wolverhampton, UK324 contributions
Terrible Cafe gone down the nick!
Dec 2019 • Friends
Although the actual art gallery is great this review relates to the cafe only.
Visited on 17/12 to meet some friends between 1-2pm.
Ordered at the counter. I requested cheese and tomato panini, my colleague soup and my other colleague jacket potato.
When my panini arrived it was cheese and ham. Not what I ordered I said but was told it was as no cheese and tomato in the cabinet I ordered from. I disagreed! Anyway said I, I don’t eat ham so I doubt I would have made a mistake. Furthermore the panini looked as if it had been shown the grill from some distance (ie it looked as if it had not been grilled at all!)
My colleague’s soup was lukewarm, she didn’t complain as we were on a time limit anyway, she just left most of it!
When my correct panini arrived I checked if there had been a cheese and tomato in the cabinet. Yes! This panini was better grilled but came on a plate with no garnish at all, what a sorry sight it looked!!
As a resident of Wolverhampton, I have been in the cafe many times over the years. I must say this was the worst experience by a mile that I have had there with regard to the quality of the food!
I certainly will not be visiting against in future unless there is a change in quality and presentation!
There are many excellent cafes in Wolverhampton to choose from which are heaps better. Such a shame!
In the past it used to be difficult to get a seat, no longer, there’s was hardly anyone in there when we visited! Not difficult to see why!! 😫
Written December 29, 2019
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David Poxon
Chipping Campden, UK5 contributions
Terrible !
Dec 2019 • Couples
The cafe food is trulh awful only matched by the terrible service
The staff are friendly but cannot cope with more than 1 person in a q.
Written December 14, 2019
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James M
11 contributions
Great place to visit!
Nov 2019
Very good variety of exhibits in an historic building. Not crowded, so you can take your time and enjoys those areas which have most appeal for you.
Written November 27, 2019
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Sam F
West Bromwich, UK59 contributions
Enjoyable Visit
Oct 2019 • Family
We visited here on a weekend in October as the weather isn't great and entry is free. We've not been before and usually go to Birmingham for museum/art gallery visits, but we're glad we came here for a change.
It is of course nowhere near the size of Birmingham, but still found the exhibitions very interesting here and the staff were very friendly. The Georgian exhibition was unfortunately unavailable due to a private function there, so that's something else we can come back to see as well.
We did visit the cafe here, which I thought was reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our visit :)
Written October 21, 2019
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Andy B
9 contributions
Great art galley, Also nice cafe
Jul 2019
Love walking around the building, looking at the art work, Then go upstairs to the cafe and a bite to eat and a coffee.
Written August 21, 2019
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