It was in 1985 that the idea of setting up a permanent Staffordshire Bull Terrier museum in the Heart of the Black Country was discussed but did not materialise.
When Robert Evans was elected to the Council in 1996, he decided to pick up the idea. A group was formed and Robert took the role of Secretary and over the subsequent years, a number of temporary exhibitions were staged with the Group finally achieving Charity Status in 2005.
The Group acquired premises from the local Council to open a Centre in the Old Post Office in Wednesbury in March 2009 which became the first Centre in Britain dedicated to the Breed.
Unfortunately in 2014 the Group were informed the building was needed for other activities so the Centre closed and the artefacts put into storage.
In 2015 Sandwell Council offered the group a 25 year lease for premises in Albert Street, Wednesbury and after extensive renovation work by volunteer’s, the new Centre officially opened on 20th February 2016.
The museum is dedicated to promoting and championing the history of the Black Country’s favourite breed and includes a detailed insight into the breed and its origins. The exhibition will display old photographs, paintings, posters, documents, videos and Stafford memorabilia donated by Stafford enthusiasts and Clubs.
So don’t forget, if you want to learn more about our wonderful Breed you are more than welcome to come along.
The Centre is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month from 11.00am till 3.00pm and arrangements can be made for groups to visit the centre outside these hours by appointment.
THE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER HERITAGE CENTRE
Albert Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10,7EW
Charity Number 1110633