Bantock House MuseumWolverhampton Category Museums & Galleries
Visit Bantock House Museum and explore the history of Wolverhampton and its people in the period settings of the former Bantock family home.
Complete with carved oak panelled rooms, decorative glass, tiles and period furnishings inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, lives are revealed alongside displays of locally made enamels, japanned ware, jewellery, toys, dolls and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Younger visitors are well catered for with activities throughout the house.
With views over the Dutch Garden, the popular courtyard café serves homemade food, drinks and ice creams, while the museum shop has a range of cards, gifts and traditional children’s toys.
Inside Bantock House Museum
The Arts and Crafts room
Reflecting the Arts and Crafts movement, and other popular fashions of the period, the interior features carved oak panelling and, in the grand Staircase Hall, six Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Frederick Shields and a cosy inglenook fireplace.
Bantock House also has fine examples of English porcelain and ceramics including Delftware tiles, Royal Worcester, Bloor Derby and Myatt, exquisite examples of locally made japanned ware, enamels and steel jewellery, as well as a display of children’s toys and dolls.
The Biiliards Room
The refurbished late Victorian Billiard Room features information about the lives of leading Wolverhampton businessmen and industrialists, including Charles Mander and Charles Chubb, while the Upstairs Hall, Lady’s Bedroom and Day Nursery reveal more about the life of Victorian children, the role of women, and Bantock House’s servants.
• Summer (April to October)
• Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm
• Winter (November to March)
• Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
• Open Bank Holiday Mondays