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The Public - CLOSED

New Street, West Bromwich, Sandwell, England
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Was so disappointed with this place. Didn't really seem to have anything going on and its quite a... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2015
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sorry its closed...

It was a very entertaining venue, interactive for children. Now its closed, gone to the education... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2014
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible18%
24 Jan 2015
15 Apr 2014
“Sorry its closed...”
New Street, West Bromwich, Sandwell, England
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

Was so disappointed with this place. Didn't really seem to have anything going on and its quite a big building, seemingly empty

Thank spazzy_azzy_obrien
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It was a very entertaining venue, interactive for children. Now its closed, gone to the education dept. Shame.

Thank BaggieUK
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Public has now closed, and is being reopened as a sixth form college. It no longer a visitor attraction, if indeed attraction was ever the correct word.

1  Thank lynp53
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Not the nicest looking building, looks more like a sports centre, and when it was planned on the back of an envelope it is not surprising it spiralled over budget by £32m. Though what makes it worse is the fact that no one went for...More

1  Thank Jambo83London
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I have visited the public once before and am contemplating returning to take some photos on it's final day. Having just returned from New Zealand where I visited a place called Jester's House a similar quirky place to the Public but with so much more...More

1  Thank Honest-John7
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I was very much against this building because of the money spent on it and bringing technology, culture whatever to West Brom. It all seemed a disgusting waste. However on someones recommendation I started going to the town for a walk and having a lattee...More

1  Thank Goatravellers
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I visited Public with a group of friends and we were very impressed with the Public. The building is very attractive from the outside and it is now well--situated in the New Square development. There was plenty going on inside, much of it aimed at...More

Thank ann g
Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

I visited with three friends, average age well over 40 and we had great fun! We love the building, funky and friendly from outside and so much happening inside we didn't know where to start. Cafe also good and very reasonable. Great shame it has...More

Thank Saraki
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My husband myself and our 41/2 yr old grandaughter have just spent a lovely 2hrs at the public. Activities to keep all ages amused and Molly made the most of free puppet making and animation, grandad also helped!! Had lunch in the cafe and it...More

Thank Coral H
Reviewed 20 October 2013

it's going, too little too late ..... I visited here at the end of September for the Cancer Wellbeing Fare & it was absolutely fantastic! So many people turned up to this event & gave their time. There was singing, & dancing, pampering sessions which...More

Thank DeuceWooo
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