"Dudley Museum and Art gallery" Dudley Things to Do Tip by vickydeakin
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Dudley Museum and Art Gallery is well worth a look if you visit this hitsorical.The Museum is housed in a victorian building which was originally itself an Art school.It possesses an interesting collection of 19th and 20th century oil paintings,drawings and watercolours,as well as modern prints and pictures of local topograpical interest.Thr museum is also home to the Brooke Robinson collection-a Victorian gentleman,s collection of paintings,furniture,Greek and Roman pottery.Also in this collection is some facinating pieces including a lock of hair taken from an English king just previous to his execution by beheading.At the present time until Feb 2006 there is an exhibition displaying artifacts from Egypt,some going back as far as 10,000 years! You also get the chance to come face to face with a genuine 2500 year old mummy which is on display amongst other mummified exhibits.Also in this museum is a new geological gallery.It highlights the role of Dudley,s world famous geology.Discover and touch fossils and crystals found in Dudley,s wrens nest area,which is now a National nature reserve.The good thing about this museum is that they cater for people of all ages,they have a full program of educational activities for school age children,they also include activities relating to the current exhibition on show.The best thing is you can have a fun educational day out for no cost,Admission to this museum is totally free!
Address: St James,s Road,Dudley,West Midlands DY1 1HU
Directions: Enterence is available in priory street,opposite the main town library in Dudley town centre.
othercontact: Fax 01384 815576
Phone: 01384 815575
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