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This list of museums in the West Midlands, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organisations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.


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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Aston Hall Aston Hall Aston Birmingham Historic house 17th century Jacobean-style mansion with period rooms featuring furniture, paintings, textiles and metalwork from the collections of the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Avery Historical Museum Image needed LHB Smethwick Sandwell Transportation website, collection of weighing machines and artefacts, located at the Avery Weigh-Tronix headquarters
Bantock House Museum and Park Bantock House Exterior2 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Historic house 18th century house, ground floor furnished to reflect the Edwardian era, upper floor displays of important local people, industries, decorative arts, two Victorian period rooms, gardens
Berkswell Museum Image needed LHB Berkswell Solihull Local website, local history
Birmingham Back to Backs Birmingham back-to-backs Birmingham Birmingham Historic house Operated by the National Trust, city's last surviving court of back-to-back houses, reflects life from 1840s to 1970s
Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House Birmingham Birmingham Military Site for testing small arms and ammunition, features a museum with small arms and ammunition and the history of their development, open by appointment
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery BirminghamBMAG Birmingham Birmingham Multiple Art, local history, decorative arts, archaeology, coins, costumes, ceramics
Black Country Living Museum Blackcountrystreet Dudley Dudley Living Recreated 19th and early 20th century industrial village with historic buildings moved from other sites, includes trams and other transport vehicles, fun fair, historic shops and industry displays
Broadfield House Glass Museum Broadfield House Front Kingswinford Dudley Art Historic and contemporary glass
Coventry Watch Museum Image needed LHB Coventry Coventry Horology website, planned museum about watches and watch-making, currently provide exhibitions
Coventry Transport Museum Coventry Transport Museum Coventry Coventry Transportation British-made road transport including cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles
Earlswood Village Museum Image needed LHB Earlswood Solihull Local website, local history
Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Smethwick Sandwell Transportation History of the area canals
Haden Hill House Haden Hill House Front Cradley Heath Sandwell Historic house Victorian gentleman's house furnished in period style
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Herbert art gallery 25s06 Coventry Coventry Multiple Art, local history, culture, natural history, city's medieval, Victorian and modern history
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Museum Image needed LHB Coventry Coventry Automotive website, historic Jaguar cars and racing cars
Locksmith's House The Locksmiths House - geograph.org.uk - 912482 Walsall Willenhall Locks website, Dedicated to a lock-making family, and locally made locks
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Image needed LHB Birmingham Birmingham Historic site Historic jewellery-making factory, branch museum of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
National Motorcycle Museum UK Motorcycle Museum1 Bickenhill Solihull Transportation British motorcycles
New Hall Mill New Hall Mill, Sutton Coldfield - geograph.org.uk - 1650343 Walmley Birmingham Mill website, 18th century watermill, located in New Hall Valley Country Park
Sarehole Mill Sarehole Mill Hall Green Birmingham Mill 18th century water mill used for grinding corn and later producing metal, includes 19th century bakehouse, exhibits on local resident J. R. R. Tolkien, branch museum of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Soho House Sohohouse1 Handsworth Birmingham Historic house Late 18th century period Georgian home of industrialist Matthew Boulton, branch museum of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Thinktank Thinktank Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham Science Themes include future technology, innovation, space travel, current technology and scientific understanding on everyday life, natural history, biology, city's industrial and transportation history
Tipton Community Heritage Centre Image needed LHB Tipton Sandwell Local website, located in the town library, local history, industry, canals, social history
Tyseley Locomotive Works GWR 4073 Class 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Birmingham Birmingham Railway Railway depot, workshops, engines and artefacts, viewing on open days
Walsall Leather Museum Walsall Leather Museum Workshop Walsall Walsall Industry Former Victorian leather factory, history of the local leather and saddle-making trades
Walsall Museum Walsall Museum Exterior Walsall Walsall Local Local history, industry
Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery 2003 Stuck in Wednesbury (2) Wednesbury Sandwell Multiple Fine art, decorative arts including Ruskin Pottery, toys and games, local history
West Midlands Police Museum Image needed LHB Sparkhill Birmingham Law enforcement website, uniforms, vehicles, photographs, badges, whistles, memorabilia, history of police work in the region

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/coventry_warwickshire/7291402.stm City farm shuts after cash crisis , BBC News, March 12, 2008
  2. http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2010/05/05/former-coventry-toy-museum-could-be-restored-after-arson-attack-92746-26381118/ "Former Coventry Toy Museum could be restored after arson attack" , Coventry Telegraph, May 5, 2010
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