Places of Interest
Take a look at some of the exciting places to visit on the Diamond Network
A great new shopping and leisure complex in the heart of West Bromwich town centre, enjoy shops such as Tesco Extra, Primark, Bank and Next. Enjoy a spot of lunch at Nandos, Prezzo and Harvester or catch the latest movies at the new five-screen Odeon!
How to get there: Diamond services 4, 4H, 16W, 40, 42, 43, 54, 66 all serve West Bromwich Bus Station which is just a few minutes walk away.
Dudley & Merry Hill
Dudley Zoological Gardens & Castle
DZG is a unique setting... a zoo with hundreds of animals set around an 11th century castle – all sited on a 40-acre wooded hillside with a rich geological history.
Black Country Museum
Black Country Museum tells the story of the worlds first industrial revolution, where you can see the sights and sounds that shaped modern Britain and meet characters in period costume to tell the story of how the Black Country became a key part of history.
Merry Hill Centre
Merry Hill is a shoppers paradise! with over 200 shops to visit it means there’s bound to be something for everyone!
Walsall Art Gallery
A collection of historic, modern and contemporary art exhibitions set in a state of the art gallery. Regular workshops and family events are available throughout the year.
How to get there: Diamond services 4, 4H, 19, 29, 36, 41, 70, 77, 301, 302, 401E, 637 all service Walsall Bus Station which is just a few minutes walk away.
Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham is a major new cultural destination, rewriting the book for 21st century public libraries. It not only provides a showcase for the city's internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books but the state of the art venue has a studio theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre and other informal performance spaces, a recording studio and dedicated spaces for children and teenagers.
At Birmingham’s state of the art science museum, discover all about the world around you through interactive displays and hands on exhibitions, or visit the rest of the universe in the digital planetarium.
Located in the heart of the city, SEA LIFE Birmingham will transport you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose-to-nose with sharks and get close up views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays.
Back to Backs
Take a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city, at these atmospheric, carefully restored, 19th-century courtyard of working people’s houses.
How to get there: Diamond services 16, 16W, 34, 50,108, 146, all serve Birmingham City Centre
The award winning shopping and entertainment venue at the heart of Solihull. Spend the day shopping in over 80 high street stores including the John Lewis department store, enjoy a spot of lunch at a wide range of restaurants and cafes or catch the latest movie at the nine-screen Cineworld cinema.
How to get there: Diamond & Signature services S2, S3, S11, S15, 30, 82, 88 all stop within a stones-throw of Touchwood in Solihull Town Centre.
Coventry Transport Museum
If you’re looking for a fantastic FREE day out for all the family, you can’t beat Coventry Transport Museum. In the heart of Coventry city centre, this huge Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of British road transport, and a visit whisks you away into a world of stories of real people, real passions and real hope.
Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway reopens on Saturday 15th February until 23rd to operate an off-peak timetable throughout the half term holiday. Enjoy the unspoiled scenary and quaint 'olde worlde' charm of country stations, each one giving ready access to local villages and riverside walks.
How to get there: Diamond 10, 25, 42 & 133, 192, 303 Stop along the main road close to the entrance of the Kidderminster SVR Station.
Please note some places of interest may require you to pre-book activities, tickets or tours in advance. You are advised to check with individual venues prior to travel regarding entry and ticket information.
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