Frequently Asked Questions

Wolves in Wolverhampton is the largest public art exhibition and trail to have ever taken place in the City, with 30 locally made, designed and installed Wolves sculptures that will be in place for more than 11 weeks around the City Centre.

Alongside this Wolverhampton Art Gallery are also hosting a mini-wolf exhibition where over 60 miniature wolves painted by local schools, groups and artists will be displayed.

The Wolves in Wolves project is a result of an idea submitted by a City of Wolverhampton Council employee to encourage people to come to visit the City and improve its appeal. The idea was inspired following several other Cities doing similar projects- for example the Big Hoot in Birmingham in 2015.

The Sculpture project goes live from 5th July and runs until 24th September.

The miniature Wolf exhibition will be available to visit from 8th July until 17th September 2017 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The project is being funded by sponsorship from lots of different organisations and through lottery funding. The major sponsors are Enjoy Wolverhampton and The Outside Centre- a disability arts charity based in Wolverhampton.

The majority of wolves will be auctioned off to raise money for The Outside Centre and the Mayors Charities. This year the Mayors chosen charities are:

  • Central Youth Theatre
  • LGBT Network
  • Interfaith Wolverhampton
  • Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust
  • Alzheimer’s Society Black Country
  • Sickle Cell Care
  • Wolverhampton Street Pastors
The money will go to charity - as above.

30 wolves located around the city centre. three of the 30 are outside the City Centre ring road, one in West Park, one inside Wolves Museum entrance, and one outside Marston’s Brewery Shop.

There will also be 60+ mini wolves as part of the mini wolves’ exhibition.

Some of the 30 Wolves are located indoors so can only be accessed during those building opening times:

Location Venue opening times Visible from the outside?
Art Gallery Mon-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm No
Football Stadium - Museum Fri 12-5pm, Sat 11am-4:30pm, Sun 11am-3:30pm. From Wed 9 August, the museum will open every Wed from 10am–4pm. Times vary on match days - please call the museum for opening times on 0871 222 1877 Yes
WV Active Central Mon 9am-9:30 pm, Tue 6:30am-10pm, Wed 7:30am-9:30pm, Thur 6:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-9:00pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4pm Yes
The Way Mon-Sun 9am-10pm Yes
Central Library Mon-Thur 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun closed No
Wulfrun Centre Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10:30am-4pm No
Light House Media Centre (Chubb Building) Mon-Fri 9am-8:45pm, 45 minutes before the first screening at weekends until 8.30pm for details call 01902 716055 No
Grand Theatre Mon-Sat 11am-6pm (later on show days), Sun dependant on shows - please check before travelling 01902 573320 Yes
Arena Theatre Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, theatre is open at the weekends depending on shows, please check before travelling 01902 321321 No
Mander Centre Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10:30am-4:30pm No
Mobile Wolf Varying dependant upon its location N/A

Hard copy maps are available from several locations free of charge, these are listed below. Alternatively, you can download a map in PDF format.

  • Civic Centre
  • Central Library
  • WVactive Central Baths
  • The Way YouthZone
  • Art Gallery
  • Pop up shop- Mander Centre (next to New Look)

Large maps are also available on display in several locations in the City Centre.

There is a competition included on the map to win a personalised designed mini Wolf to keep. In order to take part, participants need to visit the Wolves to obtain a letter of a popular children’s tale (not all locations are essential to get the phrase).

There will be other competitions running throughout the duration of the competition on social media including selfie competitions to win Wolves game tickets. Like the Wolves in Wolves page on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest competitions.

There will be a colouring competition for children in the Pop-Up shop in the Mander Centre.

Wolf 30 is a mobile Wolf and therefore, there will be an additional competition to find this in one of the City Centre shops, this is likely to move around on a weekly basis. Clues to its location will be put on social media.

Participants can also win a prize to Canada by visiting the Wolves in Wolves website.

People can follow a trail around the Wolves which is approximately 4.5miles - follow the Wolves in number order.

All information can be found on this website and various social media channels listed below:

You can find out who our amazing artists are be visiting the Artists section of this website.

There are QR codes on each wolf that can be scanned. This will take the user to the relevant page with more information about the wolf - the artist, the story, the sponsor etc.

Take the wolf location and number if at all possible and contact Paul Darke or Jagtar Singh with the issue or report via the social media channels:

There will be a shop in the Mander Centre next to New Look open 10-4 Mon-Sat during July and August selling merchandise, giving away freebies, running mini competitions and is a place where children can have a go at making and submitting their own design. Specific activities for the shop will be promoted online.
The Wolf Sculptures were made locally by a company in Kidderminster, they are made from fibreglass using a mould designed to our specification. All the wolves have plaques for the City of Wolverhampton College fixed onto the bases of the Wolves, this is because students at City of Wolverhampton College produced these plinths as part of the City of Wolverhampton College’s sponsorship for the project. This has given the opportunity to put into practice the skills they will need when they embark on their careers as well as showcase what they can do to potential employers. More information.

There are maps in various locations around the City Centre to help you find your way, as well as the A3 handheld maps available from several locations in the City Centre. A map can also be downloaded here.

There are also a number of organised walks that you can join in on.