Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sundays 12noon – 4pm
Closed: Mondays and Bank Holidays
The New Art Gallery Walsall
Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG
T: +44 (0) 01922 654400
What’s On, February – May 2019 brochure
The New Art Gallery Walsall is situated in the heart of Walsall Town Centre, at the top of Park Street, along the main High Street, within easy walking distance from both the train and bus stations. The Gallery is situated opposite the Crown Wharf Retail Park, which includes local parking, retail outlets, restaurants, Premier Inn hotel and The Light Cinema.
Admission to the Gallery is free, with access to the exhibitions, collections, and an education programe for children, families and adults.
By Car from the North:
M6 Junction 10 follow A454 (Wolverhampton Road) towards the town centre.
M6 Toll Junction T7 follow the A34 through Bloxwich to Walsall town centre.
From Lichfield follow the A461 towards Walsall and pick up the brown tourist signs.
By Car from the South:
M6 Junction 7 follow A34, turn right at the first roundabout and pick up brown tourist signs.
M6 Junction 9 follow A4148 Ring Road toward Walsall. Stay on the Ring Road as it merges with Wolverhampton Road and follow local signs.
Local Car Parks
Please see the Walsall Council website for details including charges.
Please see the PDF download of car parks in Walsall at the top of the page.
The Gallery is 2 minutes walk from Walsall Train Station via Park Street and Gallery Square. Trains to and from Birmingham New Street, approximately every 25 minutes. National train links from New Street.
West Midlands Railway offers a frequent and fast service from major cities, including Birmingham, Hereford and Coventry to Walsall Railway Station. Return fares available from just £4.60 when travelling from Birmingham to Walsall. Visit www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk to book tickets.
The Gallery is a few minutes walk from St Paul’s Bus Station, via Park Street and Gallery Square. Local services run frequently, please check local timetables for details.
The Gallery is located on The Town Arm, part of Walsall Crown Wharf in the heart of Walsall. The canal area has been totally renovated, and now has mooring facilities for boaters and is great for nature lovers and walkers alike.
The Gallery is in close proximity to National Cycle Network 5 and has good links with both Walsall Canal and the Wyrley and Essington Canal routes. There are cycle stands free to use at the front of the Gallery.
Further information about cycling in the area can be found at cyclestreets.net
What to see and do during your visit:
Spend the day discovering all that the Gallery has to offer, from the very best in international art on Floors 3 and 4, to the renowned Garman Ryan Collection on Floors 1 and 2. The Family Gallery on the Ground Floor offers a fun way to explore art for all ages, we hold regular workshops, talks and events, please check the What’s On section for details. Why not take advantage of our free art reference library and resource area, browse the newly refurbished Gallery shop, take in the view from the panoramic Roof Terrace or relax in Costa Café on the Ground Floor.
Our friendly Front of House team are always available to ensure you get the most from your visit; just ask at reception if you need any assistance or talk to a member of staff in the Gallery spaces if you would like to find out more about the art on display.
The Gallery aims to help visitors get the most from our facilities, and to support visitors with access needs, and their carers’ when planning a visit. The New Art Gallery aims to provide a fully accessible, welcoming and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
Visitors who require additional support
The building is accessible from street level, with fully accessible automatic doors, and lift access to all floors.
The Gallery has two manual wheelchairs available to use for visitors. Please ask at reception, call 01922 654400 or email us to pre-book them.
Large format handouts of our exhibition guides and What’s On brochures are available on request.
The Gallery offers a friendly and safe environment for learning. Please Contact us in advance to arrange a visit for a group of people who may require additional support.
Assistance Dogs are welcome in all areas of the Gallery, water is available on request.
There are three accessible toilets throughout the Gallery, located on the Ground Floor, Floor 1 and Floor 4.
There are benches throughout the Collections Galleries and lightweight, folding portable seats can be carried throughout the building, please ask a member of the Front of House staff for assistance.
There are a number of designated Blue Badge parking bays adjacent to the Gallery.
Family friendly facilities
A baby change facility is available in the accessible toilet located on the Ground Floor.
The New Art Gallery Walsall is a breast-feeding friendly venue.
Located in the heart of Walsall town centre the Gallery is close to a range of attractions. Retail outlets, such as the Crown Wharf Retail Park, Saddler’s Centre and the main High Street offer plenty of choice for shopping.
Discover the history of Walsall as the British leather goods capital at the nearby Leather Museum, housed in a restored leather factory. Two minutes from the Gallery, The Light cinema offers a range of mainstream movies, screenings of Opera and Theatre, art-house films and Bollywood.
There are a range of restaurants, bars and cafés within walking distance of the Gallery, including Brewers Fayre, Bella Italia, Pizza Express, Nandos, Frankie and Benny’s, Starbucks, Wharf Bar and Black Country Arms.
Check out The Best of Walsall website for a list of local shops and businesses in the area.