Sunday, 3 June 2012

Oak House - West Bromwich


The Oak House was donated to the people of West Bromwich by Alderman Reuben Farley a victorian of influence in the town who had been elected mayor five times by the people of West Bromwich.

Robert Farley was a philanthropist and the house became home to a large Victorian collection of moths, butterflies and stuffed animals. Nowadays it is used for visitors to experience the Tudor way of life and take pleasure in this fine example that dates back to circa 1600.

Early records show that it was originally the home of the Turton family before being acquired by Alderman Reuben Farley in 1898. The house contains a fine selection of oak furniture and features items on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum. There are tours and special events that take place throughout the year with workshops for school children during the school holidays.

There is a souvenir shop but no other facilities on the site.

Oak House Museum, Oak Road, West Bromwich, B70 8HJ. Tel: Tel: 0121 553 0759

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