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Schools at Dudley Museum

Dinosaur skeleton

On this page you will be able to find information about how to plan your visit. 

If you would like to download all this information please click on the link. 

1. Prices and Opening Times

Dudley Museum @The Archives is open every day from 10am-5pm. 

Prices for 2017/2018:

£4.30 per pupil. Accompanying adults free. 

Small groups (up to 12) minimum charge of £50.

2. Making a booking or enquiry

Having the following information handy will help us to process your booking more quickly:

  • Preferred date for your visit (it may be helpful to have a few options available)
  • Staff contact details (email, phone number and school address)
  • Number and ages of students
  • Number of accompanying adults (please let us know if this includes 1:1 carers)
  • Preferred arrival and departure time
  • Details of any special or additional needs, and how we can support your visit. 
  • Parking requirements (there is a coach bay outside)
3. How to pay

Payment can be made by cheque on the day. If you are a Dudley LA school please pay via 'Agresso'.

If you require an official invoice there will be a £10 administration fee. 

Once your booking has been confirmed we will email you with the cost, payment details, schedule of your day and additional information to help your visit run smoothly. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Group sizes. A minimum group size charge will be applied to all bookings of 12 or below. 
  • Changes and Cancellations. Please tell us as soon as possible if you wish to alter or cancel your booking. If you booking is cancelled less than two weeks before your visit then you will be charged 50%. If you booking is cancelled less than one week before your visit you would be charged 100%.
  • Refunds. We ask for payment on the day of your visit meaning you pay for the number of pupils attending on the day. Therefore refunds should not be necessary. 
  • Late arrivals. If you are running late please phone ahead and let us know (01384 815571) we will always do our best to adjust timings. 
  • Personal belongings. We cannot accept responsibility for valuables or belongings. 

4. How to get here

Situated on the A4037 between Dudley and Tipton, next to the Black Country Living Museum. 

If you are travelling using a SATNAV: DY1 4SQ

Rail: The closest railway station is Tipton which is on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line - approximately one mile from the Museum.

Bus: There are a number of bus routes that stop outside the Black Country Living Museum and so are convenient for the Museum at the Archives. 

  • Number 24: Merry Hill to Foxyards Estate
  • Number 229: Bilston to Dudley (via Coseley and Sedgley)
  • Number 311: Walsall to Dudley
  • Number 313: Walsall to Dudley
  • Number 310: Willenhall to Merry Hill (via Wednesbury and Dudley)

5. Key information

a) Safety

We have included two Risk assessments at the bottom of this page. It is intended to support your own school risk assessment as required by your school's Off-Site Policy. 

b) Planning visits

Entrance to the Museum is free. If you wish to meet a member of the education team during the week to discuss in more detail any aspect of your visit please contact us in advance. 

c) Accessibility

Dudley Museum is accessible to all. Whatever your requirements we will do our best to meet them.

For further details and to discuss any requirements at your time of booking please call our Education Bookings Team on 01384 815571

d) Parking

Coaches may set down and pick up directly outside the Archives building. 

6. On the day
Arrival
  • Coaches may set down and pick up only. Unfortunately there is no coach parking at the Archives. There is pay and display parking next door at Dudley Zoo.
  • Enter the venue through the main Archives entrance. You will be met by a member of the Education Team who will take you upstairs to the Museum.
  • Please hand your payment to the member of the Education Team. 
  • Welcome speeches will be given to your group. This will cover information regarding lunch arrangements and toilet facilities.

During your visit

  • Please remain with your students in a supervisory role throughout the day. 
  • Your group will be shown an indoor base for lunch and storage for coats, bags and lunchboxes. (NOTE: These are not locked)
  • WiFi is available throughout the venue.
  • Feedback. We really value your thoughts and those of your pupils.
Need to know anything else?

The Education Booking Team is available to call on 01384 815571 or email museums@dudley.gov.uk