Our venues


Photo bmag

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

Photo blakesley

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

Photo jewellery

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

6 Nov 2017

Free Teachers and Educators Preview of Coming Out:
Sexuality, Gender and Identity

Coming Out – Sexuality, Gender and Identity is a powerful and moving exhibition packed with some of the UK’s most famous contemporary art works. Educators in this region have access to ground-breaking pieces from artists such as: Warhol, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Steve McQueen, Maud Sulter, Keith Vaughan, John Walter and Vanley Burke.

Join us for a special educators preview of the exhibition with Learning Officer Jon Sleigh. See artworks in advance of the gallery launch, share best practice on how to use potentially sensitive artworks in learning, and meet other educators at this networking event.

This session is open to a wide range of educators – teachers, HE tutors, Home Educators, Cultural Learning Professionals or artist passionate about gallery learning.

The event takes place on Friday 1st December,  4.30pm to 6pm and is free, no booking required.

Developed in partnership with the Walker art Gallery in Liverpool, we have an exciting rage of educational programmes to support you.

  • This exhibition is ideal for PHSE study and exploration. Try our Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity resource for secondary schools. Ideal for self-led sessions looking at topics such as Empathy, Judgement and Equality. Contact Jonathan.Sleigh@birminghammuseums.org.uk for more information and your copy now. 
  • Also available are our specialist gallery tours and activities to support your visit. Sessions like Secondary Learners Art Study Session: Gallery Tour or the popular How Does Art Make Me Feel Gallery Tour and Activity are an ideal ways to explore this fascinating rich arts experience. Contact educationbookings@birminghammuseums.org.uk for more information.
Image credits:
  • Untitled by Linder, 1981 © the artist and courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
  • Bear by Steve McQueen, 1993. Image courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery London, and Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris and London
  • Self-Portrait with Mug of Tea by Sarah Lucas, 1993 © Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
  • India Gate from the series ‘Exiles’ by Sunil Gupta, 1986-1987. Text with image: Even if you have a lover you should get married and have children. Who would look after you in your old age? © Sunil Gupta courtesy sepiaEYE
  • The Gang, 1990 © Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
  • Boy, ?, Girl, 1994, Hadrian Pigott © The artist
  • Claire's Coming Out Dress by Grayson Perry, 2000 © the artist, image by Jerry Hardman-Jones, Nottingham City Museums & Galleries collection