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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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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

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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

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

7 Aug 2015

Introducing Collecting Birmingham

Birmingham Museums recently launched an exciting new project: Collecting Birmingham. But what is it all about?

In short, the three year project will enable the people of Birmingham to take an active role in developing a collection of museum objects that tell stories of growing up, living and working in Birmingham.

Through an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and consultations, across Aston, Soho, Nechells and Ladywood, Birmingham Museums is asking for your stories of Birmingham. What does it mean to live in the city today? How has the city changed over the last 60 years?

Collecting Birmingham is therefore a unique initiative that invites local communities to contribute to the city’s incredible collection of objects, historical interviews and archives.

Community discussions around the table

Every object in the city’s museums tells a story, but how many stories can you tell about the objects in your home?

If you had to choose three objects that told the story of your life in Birmingham what would they be? Let us know- we want to hear from you! We want this project to tell your stories of the city, from childhood memories, and the days of partying in the city’s nightlife, to memories of your working life, your family home, your neighbourhood and any other hidden stories that are part of the rich tapestry of Birmingham’s history. Share your memories with us!

Handling objects including a telephone and toy car

The Collecting Birmingham project was launched to great excitement at Birmingham Museums’ Community Engagement Launch Day on the 22nd July. We have already uncovered lots of fascinating stories, and we just can’t wait to hear more, so please do get in touch!

Families in the tea room at Soho House

Join in the conversation and share your Birmingham stories in our Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter.

If you would like to learn more, get involved, or sign up to a monthly Collecting Birmingham newsletter, contact us at collectingbirmingham@birminghammuseums.org.uk or 0121 348 8283.

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

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