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About the Smethwick Heritage Centre Trust

Registered Charity No: 1117707

Smethwick Heritage Centre & Community Hub offers a chance to explore Smethwick’s vast history. We are a volunteer run museum and we also organise roadshows and other events which are quite often free to attend. Plus, to raise the funds to support the Centre we organise Events such as Talks, Plays & Concerts. These usually incur a charge to cover expenses & generate funds. They are normally well supported.

The Museum is situated in the former Lodge in Victoria Park, where numerous pieces of memorabilia are housed and displayed. This gives us the chance to see and remember Smethwick as it once was. We also depend upon stories and archives from those who remember Smethwick and are interested in its heritage.

Here is how you can reach us by train, plane and automobile. See you soon!


Passionate about Smethwick?

Like to come along and lend a hand?

Whatever your background, whatever your skills, there are ways you can get involved:

    In the museum,

    We need enthusiastic people to man the desk. We need people to provide a warm welcome to visitors, to enjoy and share stories about the area, to reminisce about Smethwick.

    Behind the scenes

    There are research projects underway. We need people with skills to investigate the background to many of Smethwick’s industries, schools, etc


    Perhaps you can help to sort and catalogue our many artefacts and photographs.


    Maybe you can help us prepare and setup stands at our exhibitions.


    We can always use more muscle to help us setup stands at our Roadshows, or just simply make refreshments!

    Only a few hours

    All we need is just a few hours a week, usually between 11 am and 3 pm  or as required. Our working week usually includes Thursday Friday & some Saturdays when an Event is planned. Add to that a touch of enthusiasm and a passion for Smethwick, then whatever your background, you can help us keep Smethwick’s history alive.