Black Country History Web Site

Black Country History is a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within the Black Country.
The eight partners involved in this website are:
Dudley Archives and Local History Service
Dudley Museums Service
Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
Sandwell Museums Service
Walsall Local History Centre
Walsall Museums Service
Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service

Contact information for accessibility help

E-mail

ArtGallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Telephone

01902 552055

Postal Address

Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies Service

NameWolverhampton Archives & Local Studies Service
PrefixGB149
Typearchive
AddressMolineux Hotel Building
Whitmore Hill
TownWolverhampton
CountyWest Midlands
PostcodeWV1 1SF
CountryUnited Kingdom
Telephone01902 552480
Fax01902 552481
Emailarchives@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Access ConditionsYou will need a reader's ticket in order to use our servicec. Wolverhampton Archives is a member of the County Archive Research Network (CARN), and we accept tickets issued by other record offices in the scheme.

Tickets are available from us free of charge, but we do need to see proof of your name, address and signature.

The service is located a 15 minute walk away from Wolverhampton Railway Station, and a 10-minute walk from the city centre. the service has a small car park, accessible from the rear of the building along Whitmore HIll.

Operational HoursSUN Closed
MON Closed
TUE 10am - 4pm
WED 10am - 7pm
THU 10am - 4pm
FRI Closed
SAT Closed
WebsiteVisit website
Building DescriptionWe are located in the former Molineux Hotel Building. Built in the mid-18th century, the building was originally home to the Molineux family, before becoming a hotel in the mid-19th century. It continued as a hotel and a pub until the late 1970s, at which point the building began to fall into disrepair. In 2003, following a terrible fire, the building was bought by the city Council and has since been restored to its former glory.
Collections OverviewOur collections relate to the history of Wolverhampton. Documents available include books, maps, plans; over 30,000 photographs; records of local churches, schools and other institutions; records of the city council and its predecessors; and records of local industries, clubs and societies.
Mla RegionWest Midlands