The West Midlands not only includes Birmingham and Wolverhampton but also the rural shire counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Herefordshire. The West Midlands contains the longest river in the UK, the River Severn and also contains five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty making the region a fantastic place to visit.
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Walsall became the British leathergoods capital and you can discover how in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory. Guided tours are available.
This museum boasts the largest collection of British road transport in the world. Interestingly Coventry is also the birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry.
Situated at the University of Birmingham, you can visit all the major works by great artists. There is also a stunning coin gallery and and exciting programme of talks, lectures, family activities and workshops.
The collections range from the elegance of the 18th century to exciting contemporary work. You can also view glassmakers at work in the studio.
Ecopark is a wildlife gardening demonstration garden with displays of sustainable energy, recycling and gardening with wildlife in mind. You can also buy organically produced wildflowers.
Perfect for families, the Bilston Craft Gallery now has a Garden club, which is an ongoing opportunity for volunteers to help develop the garden to the rear of the gallery. Participants will also get the chance to take part in free art and craft workshops.
Enjoy looking at a huge collection of fossils, and art exhibitions. They also have the story of the important place that Dudley occupies in the story of the discovery of the science of Geology.
This estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has 4 acres of surrounding English gardens. Enjoy walking through a David Austin rose garden with 37 varieties, herbaceous borders, courtyards and old walled kitchen garden.
Why not visit Britain's Friendliest Open Air Museum in the shadow of Dudley Castle. Visitors are transported back in time to the canal-side village where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring buildings to life with their local knowledge and Black Country humour. If you offer Gift Aid you will then be logged into the system where you will be given a free return voucher for 12 months, to use as many times as you like. (Excludes bank holidays and night events.) Thanks to Ash who told us about the museum.