Wolverhampton Art Gallery: more than a trinity of Gainsboroughs

Events coinciding with home games in February
23 Vintage Kilo Sale

to 19 Jan Arts Award Exhibition
to 16 Feb 20th Century British The Bloomsbury Effect
to 16 Feb Wolverhampton Society of Artists Centenary
to 29 Mar History 50 Years On: The Northern Ireland Collection
to 29 Mar Contemporary Tim Mara
11 Jan (to 29 Mar) Childhood Toy Theatre Sheets
11 Jan (to 5 Apr) Photography Meera Syal: Coming Home
11 Jan (to 5 Apr) History Wolverhampton & Me

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