Dudley Museums Service closure

Following Government advice, Dudley Museum at the Archives and the Red House Glass Cone are closed until further notice.


For the latest news, information and details of disruption to council services for Dudley Borough, please see our Coronavirus Advice page.

Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline


Dudley Museum at the Archives

Tipton Road, 



(In between the the Black Country Living Museum & Travel Lodge)

Opening Times and Prices. The Museum is currently closed.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday. 10am-4pm

Entry: FREE entrance

Some events may charge.

Facilities & Accessibility

The Museum

The Museum is fully accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties.

  • There is a lift entrance to the Museum is through the Archives entrance.
  • The Museum is all on one floor; with only one entrance and exit. 
  • Cases are laid out to allow free flow through the galleries.
  • Guide and Assistance dogs are very welcome within the Museum. 

Parking. Free for all our visitors. There are 40 spaces. 

There are dedicated parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders


There are accessible toilets on both levels. There is also a Changing Places Toilet on the ground floor. 


There are some seating areas in the galleries. 

Other facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Lockers
  • Free wi-fi
  • Room for hire


For families


Pick up a free special seasonal trail to help you explore the Museum. Trails can be picked up and posted in the Black Country Geopark room.


We have loads of activities and events at weekends and in the school holidays. See 'What's On' for more information. 

Useful Information

  • Lift access to the Museum.
  • The Museum is all on one floor, with only one entrance and exit.
  • Baby changing facilities can be found on the ground floor. 
  • We welcome breastfeeding.
  • Free wi-fi

Explore the Museum

This modern building is designed to tell the story of Dudley (and the wider Black Country) through time. 

The galleries are arranged as a timeline which give a series of snapshots of our amazing history. The story begins with the mining that uncovered other, deeper stories of the ancient worlds that were once here and follows changes to the landscape through to the artistic and tourism opportunities of today's Dudley borough. 

At the start of your journey, sit back and watch an audio/visual telling of history and heritage of the wider Black Country and Dudley.

At the end of your visit you will find the Geopark Gallery; this is where you can find further information to continue your exploration of Dudley borough and beyond. 

We hope you have a bostin visit. Ta ra a bit!