Wolverhampton Art Gallery: more than a trinity of Gainsboroughs

Events co-inciding with home games in November
9-17 Grand Slam of Darts
10 Christmas Market at Bantock House
1 Antique & Collectors’ Fair
1 West Park Santa Run
15 Vintage & Vinyl Fair

to 24 Nov Autumn Glory
to 1 Dec Keith Piper: Body Politics
to 31 Dec Rossetti Pre the Pre-Raphaelites
to 5 Jan 2020 Humans, Animals & Art 1750-1950
to 29 Mar Tim Mara: Not Pop?
29 Nov (to 19 Jan) Arts Award Exhibition

Check also Wolverhampton’s tourism website.

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Wolverhampton’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s City of Wolverhampton or Wolverhampton City Guide.

Comment and colour
‘Not expecting much of the place, I found that I enjoyed it from the moment the train pulled in. It’s a conveniently compact city: the centre sits within its ring-road like a fortified town protected by a moat, and key facilities like the football ground and the railway station abut the north and north-east sectors of the four-lane earthworks.

Wightwick Manor, with pre-Raphaelite art, and gardens by an Arts & Crafts landscape architect

‘For cultural sustenance I relied entirely on the Collegiate Church of St Peter – since its position on a grassy knoll lies between the centre and the football ground I could hardly miss it. Even so, I should have gone to the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which has a café on top of its other attractions. I also missed the UK’s first set of traffic lights, still controlling the flow at Princess Square and still bearing the original black and white banding.’

Also in Wolverhampton:
Bantock House Park & Museum
West Park
Wightwick Manor
Wolves Museum