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Local History Centre map and directions

Walsall is located in the heart of central England. The town of Walsall is eight miles north of Birmingham on the south Staffordshire border.
Our full address is:
Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
West Midlands
Visiting us by car
We are situated a quarter of a mile north of Walsall town centre, off the main road to Bloxwich (Stafford St / Bloxwich Rd B4210). If you are driving from the south you should take the B4210 from Walsall town centre towards Bloxwich. Essex Street is the first turning on your right after the Horse and Jockey public house.
If you are driving from the north take the A34 along Bloxwich High Street. Stay in the left hand lane as the road widens by All Saints Church until you meet a fork in the road with traffic lights. Take the left fork where the road becomes the B4210, then bear right through Leamore to Walsall. You will eventually pass the Travel West Midlands Bus Depot on your right, then almost immediately cross a canal bridge (Pratt’s Bridge). Essex Street is the second turning on the left after the canal bridge.
We have on-site car parking facilities.
Public transport
If you are travelling to the West Midlands by air, after landing at Birmingham International Airport, catch a train from Birmingham International Railway Station to Birmingham New Street Railway Station.

Trains run frequently from Birmingham New Street, Stafford and Wolverhampton to Walsall Railway Station. From here you must walk to St. Paul’s Street Bus Station if you wish to travel by bus, or Leicester Street Taxi Rank if you wish to travel by taxi.

When travelling by bus from St. Paul’s Street Bus Station, from 2nd September 2018 take buses numbered 31 or 32 (formerly 301 or 302), and alight at the stop before Essex Street.
Information on public transport within the West Midlands can be found on the Network West Midlands website