Why have you painted it pink?

Staff at Bromwich Hall- The Manor House Museum have been asked this question on several occasions. Well actually it isn’t pink, it is red ochre and we’ve painted over other parts of the building with yellow ochre, gold ochre and what looks like a lime wash! What! painting a medieval building bright colours, why? Shouldn’t […]

A ‘Journey Through Colours’ for all

The only way a visit to the museum could be improved is if there was more food…..apparently. Exhibitions aren’t things to just be looked at at Sandwell Museums At Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery we have just said goodbye to ‘A journey through colours’ – celebrating 30 years of creativity’ the fantastically vibrant Asian art […]

Ruskin Pottery and Black Country People at Work

” The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.” John Ruskin I woke up on Thursday morning having dreamt about moving Ruskin Pottery around. Luckily my dream wasn’t a nightmare and I didn’t drop any in my sleep! Anyway the reason for this dream was that moving Ruskin Pottery around […]

Possibly the most famous person you’ve never heard of!

‘I was born in Old England, near the foot of Hamstead Bridge, in the parish of Handsworth, about four miles from Birmingham, in Staffordshire, and according to my after-knowledge on the 20th or 21st day of August, in the year of our Lord 1745.’ Francis Asbury is a well know figure in American history and […]

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