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Dudley Museum and Art Gallery


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Dudley is renowned for its geology and the Black Country for the ingenuity and skill of its craftspeople. Home of Metal celebrates the links between metal manufacturing in the Black Country and Heavy Metal music.

The ‘Metal’ exhibition at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery celebrated the occurrence of metal with a diverse and beautiful display of minerals and metal ores. Spanning historic times through the industrial revolution to the present day, it illustrated the many uses and products made from metal, including how metal makes Heavy Metal music.

The exhibition ‘Metal’ was supported by a smaller exhibition that looked at the history of the borough before the use of metals became widespread.

Supported by Renaissance West Midlands, MLA, Dudley Council, Gibson and Laney.