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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.

Public Transport

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.

Trains run frequently from Birmingham New Street, Stafford and Wolverhampton to Walsall Station. From here you must walk to St. Paulís Street Bus Station if you wish to travel by bus, or Leicester Street Taxi Rank if you wish to travel by taxi.

When travelling by bus from St. Paulís Street Bus Station, take buses numbered 171, 301 or 302, and alight at the stop before Essex Street.

The Local History Centre is in an old Edwardian school building so you cannot miss us!

Transport Information

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

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Contact Information
For further information on Walsall Local History Centre please contact :-
Centre Manager
Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street, Walsall WS2 7AS. U.K.
Tel : (U.K.) 01922 721305- (International) +44 1922 721305
Fax: (U.K.) 01922 634954 - (International) +44 1922 634954
E-mail:  General Information: localhistorycentre@walsall.gov.uk
Last modified: 07 August 2004