The Fine Art Collection was started in the 1880s, after the opening of Dudley Art Gallery in 1884.
View the collections online
Black Country History is a website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art and objects held by Archives and Museums services across the Black Country; this includes the collection cared for by Dudley Museums Service.
Art UK is a website which allows users to find art across the UK. Simply search for the title of the painting or the venue such as Dudley Museum.
Our collection includes works originally acquired by Stourbridge, Halesowen and Brierley Hill councils, prior to the reorganisation of local government boundaries in the 1960s and 1970s. Some works within the collections have been donated by members of the public.
The current art collection numbers almost two thousand works including 270 oil paintings, approximately 800 drawings and watercolours, 540 prints and 350 modern artists’ prints. The collection highlights include Victorian oil paintings, 19th and 20th century British watercolours, and modern prints, depicting historical and topographical interest.
There are several outstanding pictures in the collection, for example a watercolour of Dudley by JWM Turner and an oil painting of Dymchurch by Paul Nash, works by David Cox and Sir Frank Brangwyn.