Our venues


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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

4 Sep 2015

Collecting Birmingham:
Have Your Say!

In a blog post last month we introduced Birmingham Museums’ Collecting Birmingham project  and today we would love to invite you to take part!

This month we were very excited to launch our first sets of focus groups for the project which will see groups of community members meeting together to share stories of Birmingham, look at historical themes and ideas and ultimately help Birmingham Museums choose objects to collect (all over a cup of tea and a slice of cake). 

If you would like to join in and help select the objects Birmingham Museums collects and the stories it tells then sign up to take part.

Community Consultation 2

We currently have two sets of sessions to choose from; one at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter on Thursday nights and the other at Soho House Museum on Wednesday afternoons. 

Attendees are asked to join us for three sessions over three months (in September, October and November) so that we can develop themes, ideas and stories together. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a later session to assist with an exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. 

The focus groups are free and open to anyone that lives in the four wards of Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho. So if you have a passion for your local area, a story to tell, want to get involved with Birmingham Museums or are simply proud to be a Brummie; come and join us! Or if you have any friends, family or colleagues who you think might be interested, please pass on details of these sessions to them too.

Sign Up to Take Part

To find out more or to book onto a focus group please contact Becky at collectingbirmingham@birminghammuseums.org.uk or 0121 348 8283.

Full details of the focus groups can be found on our events pages:

The Collecting Birmingham project has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund .

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