Where are we?
The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall is located in the heart of central England. The town of Walsall is eight miles north of Birmingham on the south Staffordshire border. Our full address is: Walsall Local History Centre, Essex Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 7AS, United Kingdom.
Visiting us by Car
We are situated a quarter of a mile north of Walsall town centre, off the main road to Bloxwich. If you are driving from the south you should take the B4210 from Walsall town centre (Stafford Street/ Bloxwich Road) towards Bloxwich. Essex Street is the first turning on your right after the Horse and Jockey public house.
If you are driving from the north take the A34 along Bloxwich High Street. Stay in the left hand lane as the road widens by All Saints Church until you meet a fork in the road with traffic lights situated by a block of flats. Take the left fork where the road becomes the B4210 bearing right through Leamore to Walsall. You will eventually pass the Travel West Midlands Bus Depot on your right, then almost immediately cross a canal bridge (Prattís Bridge). Essex Street is the second turning on the left after the canal bridge.
We have on-site car parking facilities.
If you are travelling to the West Midlands by air, after landing at
Birmingham International Airport, catch a train from Birmingham
International Railway Station to Birmingham New Street Railway Station.
For information on Public Transport within the West Midlands telephone the Centro Hotline on 0121 200 2700 (from outside the UK +44 121 200 2700) which operates from 7.30am to 10.30pm. Travel West Midlands have a bus information web site at: www.travelwm.co.uk