Wolverhampton became a major centre for coal mining and engineering during the Industrial Revolution, before that its importance and wealth had developed from the woollen trade. Wolverhampton was granted city status in 2000.
Wolverhampton Bus Station is ¼ mile from the Rail Station. The West Midlands Metro St George's tram stop is system is ½ mile from the Rail Station but an extension to the Rail Station is under construction. A Wolverhampton PlusBus ticket covers bus and metro journeys throughout the West Midlands but it can only be bought with train journeys starting outside the area. For travel entirely within the West Midlands area consider the off-peak Daytripper ticket which covers train, metro and bus journeys, for details of this and other ticket options see www.networkwestmidlands.com
The Gallery has an extensive collection covering more than 300 years of art, including works by Roy Lichenstein and Thomas Gainsborough.
Events and exhibitions programme. Café. Tel. 01902 552055. Admission free.
Open M-S 1030-1630, Sun 1100-1600.
The restored Edwardian House is a museum covering Wolverhampton's history. Features include oak panelling, decorative glass, tiles
and furnishings inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, jewellery, toys, dolls and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The House is surrounded by formal gardens
and parkland. Café. Tel. 01902 552195. Admission free.
Open Apr-Sep TWThFSSu 1100-1700. Oct-Mar, SSu 1100-1700.
Bus 3/4 from Lichfield Street (½ mile from Rail Station) to Merridale Road, Aspen Way, 6 minutes journey. Bus 3 also stops in Finchfield Road at the main entrance. Both routes M-S every 15 minutes, Sun hourly. This bus journey is covered by the West Midlands Daytripper and Wolverhampton PlusBus tickets. For bus times see www.networkwestmidlands.com
Note Bus 3 continues to Castlecroft which is only ½ mile from Wightwick Manor (see below).
The home of local paint manufacturer and Liberal MP, Geoffrey Mander. The family's political ideals inspired them to fill
their home with art and share it for the nation to enjoy. There are works by the greatest artists of the Pre-Raphaelites and Arts and Crafts movement.
Garden with roses, yew hedges and woodland play areas. Tearoom. Tel. 01902 761400.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar), House from 1100, guided tours for first hour. Fewer rooms open in winter.
Bus 9 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to 'Wightwick Bank' stop opposite the Mermaid pub, 12 minutes journey. M-S only, hourly.
Also Bus 3 as for Bantock House Museum above but to Castlecroft Hotel, 17 minutes journey, then ½ mile walk.
These bus journeys are covered by the West Midlands Daytripper and Wolverhampton PlusBus tickets.
For bus times see www.networkwestmidlands.com
Northycote is a working farm with chickens, pigs and sheep. The farm is surrounded by woodland and meadows
with a variety of wildlife. The Tudor farmhouse is occasionally open. Tearoom. Tel. 01902 397906. Admission free.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1500.
Bus 65 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to Crematorium almost opposite entrance, 29 minutes journey. M-S hourly. This bus journey is covered by the West Midlands Daytripper and Wolverhampton PlusBus tickets. For bus times see www.networkwestmidlands.com
Moseley Old Hall is a farmhouse built around 1600 and furnished to show 17th century domestic life.
It was one of the hiding places used by Charles II in 1651 after escaping the Battle of Worcester.
Walled garden, orchard and knot garden. Kings Walk Wood. Tearoom. Tel. 01902 782808.
Open mid Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (1600 in Feb-Mar), House from 1100, timed ticket on busy days.
Bus 65 from Bus Station (¼ mile from Rail Station) to Greenfield Lane 'Cat & Kittens Lane' stop, 37 minutes journey, then ½ mile walk. M-S hourly. This bus journey is covered by the West Midlands Daytripper and Wolverhampton PlusBus tickets. For bus times see www.networkwestmidlands.com
Moseley Old Hall is 1 mile walk from Northycote Farm by footpath to Moseley Road.