Places of Interest

Take a look at some of the exciting places to visit on the Diamond Network

West Bromwich

New Square

A great 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 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.

Sandwell Valley Park and Farm

If being in the great outdoors is your thing then you are sure to find something to do in Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is an award winning Green Flag park and a great place to spend the day.

How to get there: Diamond service 16W stops at Lloyd St near the entrance to Dartmouth Park.

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.

How to get there: Diamond services 2427, 82124, 208, 223226, 229, 243, 257, 276 all serve Dudley Bus Station which is just 2 minutes walk away.

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.

How to get there: Diamond services 2427, 82124, 208, 223226, 229, 243257, 276 all serve Dudley Bus Station which is just a few minutes walk away.

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!

How to get there: Diamond services  002, 00413, 14, 17, 24, 208, 226, 228, 243, 250, 251, 276, 287, 296 all service Merry Hill Bus Station.

Bilston

Bilston Craft Gallery

Bilston Craft Gallery’s lively programme of changing exhibitions features the best of contemporary ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, metal, woodwork and more. The Gallery offers lots of opportunities for all ages to get involved with handling objects abd creative play.

How to get there: Diamond services 25, 43, 57, 223, 224, 229, 303, 326 all serve Bilston Bus Station a short walk from the gallery.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The art gallery on Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton offers lots of activities and exhibitions, many of which are Free of Charge. 

How to get there: Diamond services: 26A, 27, 28E, 50, 57, 61, 63, 64, 65, 82, 530. Wolverhampton Bus Station is just a few minutes walk form the Gallery.

Wasall

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.

Walsall Leather Museum

Discover why Walsall became the British leather goods capital in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory. Admission Free.

How to get there: Diamond services 44H19293641, 7077301302, 401E, 637 all service Walsall Bus Station which is just a few minutes walk away.

Birmingham

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.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

An amazing place full to the brim of things to see and do, from a world famous Pre-Raphaelite art collection, to the Staffordshire Hoard and exhibits from Ancient Egypt, the Greeks & Romans.

Thinktank

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.

Sealife Centre

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.

BBC at The Mailbox

Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting at BBC Birmingham! The interactive tours offer visitors the exclusive chance to gain access to the rarely seen world behind the scenes of some of your favourite shows

How to get there: Diamond services 16, 16W, 34, 50146, all serve Birmingham City Centre a short walk away from all of the above attractions.

Solihull:

Touchwood

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.

Malvern and Brueton Parks

Two parks in one, Malvern and Brueton Parks, are perfectly located in the town centre. There really is something for everyone from the wide open recreation spaces and natural wildlife of Brueton Park, to the formal gardens and play area of Malvern Park, you will always find something to enjoy here.

How to get there: Diamond Signature services S3, S3W, 88 stop on Warwick Road near the Brueton Park entrance. The S2 service stops along New Rd near the Malvern Park Entrance.

Coventry:

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.

How to get there: The Signature service 82 stops right outside the museum and X30, X31 just a short walk away.

Worcestershire:

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a great day out. 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.

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitors Centre

Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is a fascinating place to visit. This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Did you know, Redditch once produced 90% of the world's needles!

On the same site, just a very short walk from Forge Mill Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey which has been extensively excavated.

How to get there: Diamond service 146 stops at Abbey Stadium and service 62 stops on Forge Mill Road, both of which are just a short walk from the museum.


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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