Restoration work continuing at Wednesbury Museum after water leak damage

By Dayna Farrington | Wednesbury | News | Published:

Repairs are on-going at a popular Black Country museum after a serious water leak caused damage to the building last year.

Wednesbury Museum, in Holyhead, is currently closed for its annual spring clean and restoration work and is expected to reopen next month for half-term activities.

The museum will then re-open completely at the beginning of April.

Wednesbury Museum was forced to close its doors to visitors in October last year after storms damaged carpets and decorations upstairs in the purpose-built Victorian art gallery.

A spokesman for Sandwell Council said costs for the repairs to Wednesbury Museum are still being calculated.

All of Sandwell Council museums – including Wednesbury, Oak House Museum in West Bromwich, Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath, and Manor House Museum in West Bromwich – are currently closed to visits for an annual 'spring clean' and any restoration works.

From February they will re-open for pre-booked and regular community groups and schools, February half-term and special events and activities. They will then re-open on April 1.

Councillor Steve Trow, cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: "All our museums including Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery are currently closed for their annual spring clean and to allow for any required restoration work.

"Repair costs are still being finalised through our insurers.

"Our museums will reopen in February to offer our popular programme of half-term activities for children and families.

"We are hopeful that we will be able to offer these at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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