Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands The major industries within the city are both engineering based (including a large aerospace industry) and within the service sector. Wolverhampton had a prolific bicycle industry from 1868 to 1975, during which time a total of more than 200 bicycle manufacturing companies existed there, but today none exist at all.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Mountain Climbing and Caving
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Bantock House Museum and Park, is a museum of Edwardian life and local history, with 48 acres of surrounding parklandt is named after Alderman Baldwin and Kitty Bantock who once lived thereBantock House contains displays exploring the lives of the Bantock family and other locally important people.
Grand Theatre. The Grand Theatre opened on 10 December 1894The theatre was designed by eminent theatre architect Charles J. PhippsWolverhampton builder Henry Gough was appointed to carry out the construction work, which cost at that time an estimated £10,000. Astonishingly the theatre was completed in less than six months, from the laying of foundation stone by Mrs C.T. Mander on 28 June 1894 to the grand opening on 10 December 1894.
Civic Hall is a music venue.
It has been one of the most important live music venues in the county for several decades. Morrissey played his first solo performance at the Civic Hall on 22 December 1988. Admission was said to be free to anyone wearing a The Smiths T shirt. Nearly 20,000 fans were reported to attempt to gain entry to the show many of which had queued for days.
Wolf Mountain Indoor Climbing & Caving Centre provides a variety of adventurous activities. This well designed facility caters for everyone from the dedicated outdoor enthusiast to the thrill seeking novice. The need to travel great distances to participate in adventurous activities is no longer necessary. If you wish to climb, boulder, abseil, mountain bike, kayak, canoe, cave (in our simulated system), have a go at archery, learn some bush craft or hire a mobile climbing wall, then look no further, Wolf Mountain is quite simply the perfect venue.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery. At present, the Wolverhampton Art Gallery collection consists of about 12,000 artefacts: oil paintings and works on paper from 17th-20th centuries; collection of Eastern objects of Applied Art; japanned ware; enamels; ceramics and glass; dolls and toys; local history. Dr John Fraser's collection of geological specimens has also been preserved at the gallery. The Pop Art Gallery is a retro-themed, interactive space which allows visitors to explore the world of pop art with its vibrant mix of popular culture, social commentary, nostalgia, kitsch and celebrity.