The dates for the public consultation events at each of the 4 cultural venues undergoing a review of their opening times have been confirmed.

City of Wolverhampton Council is giving people the chance to have their say on the proposed changes at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton City Archives, Bantock House and Museum (the popular café and park will be unaffected), and Bilston Craft Gallery.

Public consultation dates:

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, WV1 1DU, on Monday 3 October, from 5pm to 7pm
  • Wolverhampton City Archives, Whitmore Hill, WV1 1SF, on Tuesday 4 October, from 6pm to 8pm
  • Bantock House and Museum, Finchfield Road, WV3 9LQ, on Monday 10 October, from 6pm to 8pm
  • Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, WV14 7LU, on Tuesday 11October, from 6pm to 8pm

An online survey relating to the opening hours of the venues is also being conducted and will close on Friday, October 14.

To participate in the survey go to Type=links;Linkid=7481;Title=Cultural sites opening hours;Target=_blank;.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy said: "Having reviewed visitor numbers and peak times we believe the current opening times for these four venues are not cost effective at a time when local authorities are having to manage huge Central Government cuts.

"We want to ensure these venues are open at times when there is most demand for them.

"The consultation process is designed to let the public have their say on some suggested alternative opening times.

"The results of the consultation will be considered in full before a final decision is made on the best way forward."

  • released: Wednesday 14 September, 2016