- Dudley Museums Service
- Sandwell Museums Service
- Walsall Museums Service
- Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service
We have also worked with our corresponding archive partners:
- Dudley Archives and Local History Service
- Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
- Walsall Local History Centre
- Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
in the redevelopment of the Black Country History website.
Decorative art, both locally made and from further afield is also well represented with good examples of japanned ware, enamels, steel jewellery, carved ivories. Broadfield House Glass Museum has a magnificent collection of British glass, much of it made locally, dating from the 17th century up to the present day.
We have good collections of locally made items, particularly metal goods, including locks and keys, animal traps and cast brass as well as items that illustrate the social history of the area. Walsall museums collections are particularly strong on leather goods, lorinery and costume, including the nationally important Hodson Shop collection of twentieth century working-class clothing.
Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton museums have nationally important geology collections. Sandwell museums also have a variety of natural history specimens.