Wolverhampton Art Gallery: more than a trinity of Gainsboroughs

Events in August
10 Gin & Disco
16 Summer Family Fun Day
18 Turner Rally
24/25 WV1 Fest
25 Rhythm Fest

to 31 Dec Rossetti Pre the Pre-Raphaelites
to 1 Sep Wildlife Photographer of the Year
to 1 Sep Pop Art: Pick of the Pops
to 1 Sep Painted Ladies: Portraits of 20th Century Women
to 1 Sep Reflections of Bantock Park

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