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Oak House Museum

Oak House in West Bromwich is a delightful half-timbered yeoman farmer’s house built about 1620 with brick additions at the rear built added in the 1650s as the family wealth and status grew. As well as being wealthy farmers the Turtons were industrialists making metal objects in their mills and later John Turton of Oak House became a money lender after the English Civil War. You can find out more about the Turtons in the Old Barn with our talking barrels! The Oak House Museum boasts some fine panelling and is furnished with 17th century furniture. The house is set in its own grounds with a children’s playground on site which is available to visitors during opening hours.

The museum has an exciting programme of activities and events to enjoy for all ages throughout the year as well creative learning sessions for schools and other educational groups and rooms to hire.

Opening Times

April to September

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays:  2pm – 5pm.

October and November

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:  1pm – 4pm.

Please note that schools groups may be also using the house until 2:30pm.

December to March

Open for special events and activities including our festive programme and February half term activities, pre-booked groups, schools and weddings. 

Please note:

  • These are times when the building is open to general visitors.
  • We are available at other times for special events and activities, school bookings, tours, projects, weddings, room bookings and pre-booked groups etc.
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
  • January is closed to all visitors and groups.

Getting here

Oak House Museum, Oak Road, West Bromwich, B70 8HJ.

For more information on getting to our sites using public transport please visit Network West Midlands.

There is no parking on site, parking is on Cambridge Street, further down Oak Road, beyond the visitor centre or at the pay and display car park on Lodge Road – a 10 minute walk away.

Your visit

Entry to the site is via the barns visitor centre on Oak Road. Entrance is FREE unless a ticket price for certain activities is stated.

Stilettos and very high heels are not appropriate inside the house – we advise flat or low-heeled shoes due to the uneven surfaces, steep stairs and nature of the historic flooring.

We are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside the house but they can be left at the front door.

Sit in the vinery tearoom and enjoy a cuppa and snack from our tearoom or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

Accessibility

  • Find our more about getting around the building with our access statement. 
  • There is a platform lift to the first floor in the visitor centre but not in the house.
  • Accessible toilets are available in the visitor centre.
  • We have a touch screen guide to show you the upstairs spaces if you’re unable to get upstairs.
  • We support invisible disabilities – ask for our assistance guide to the site from reception.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome. Other dogs are not allowed in the grounds.
  • There is no accessible parking on site but if pre-arranged we may be able to allow a blue badge car onto site. Contact us using the details below.

Discover more ...

Check out our social media channels for news, information, activities and much more. 

Find out more about school visits to Sandwell Museums

Get married at Oak House – You can enjoy your civil ceremony in the magnificent Oak room with up to 25 guests. Find out more (link to weddings page)

Contact us

You can call us on 01384 553 0759 for general queries. You can also email us for general museum service queries on museumarts_tourism@sandwell.gov.uk  but please note that opening times information is above along with links to our events and activities listings.