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The people of Dudley Metropolitan Borough possess an impressive collection of heritage material. It spans thousands of years and illustrates the unique landscape, lives and pride of this region, but is far from insular, with contributions from other regions and countries.

This is cared for by the museum service and archive service and a significant proportion is displayed at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery and the Red House Glass Cone.

Inevitably it would be impossible to display all of the collections generated by the rich heritage of this region. However, none of the displays are static and objects and art works are often rotated between the collection stores and each site. In addition to visiting these sites, you can also explore the collections online with various tools to suit your skills and interests.

Glass

If you have a glass-related enquiry please visit our Glass Information & FAQs.

Rummaging in the stores

Many museums do not have the space to display all of the objects held in their collections.

Black Country Partners

The partners care for an incredible range of collections. Follow the links below to view object groups that represent particular strengths:

Not only are the collections of great importance to this region, but they also have national significance. The following groups fit in this category: the Hodson Shop collection of twentieth century working-class clothing, the geology collections of DMBC Museum Service, Sandwell and Wolverhampton museums and the glass collections of DMBC MS.

  • The Collections Department, Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4AZ.

    Contact - Museums

  • DMBC Museum Service is taking advantage of various social media platforms to enhance access to the collections.

    Pinterest

    We have created several albums that reveal different aspects of the collections and the Museum Service.

    Flickr

    To see a sample of the collections cared for by the Museum Service, visit its album.

    Twitter

    Follow our twitter feed to learn more about the collections and receive news and updates from the museum service.