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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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Photo thinktank

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

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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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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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

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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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

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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22 Jun 2015

Faith in Birmingham: A New Gallery

Here at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery we have recently started work on an exciting new project. Opening in February 2016, Faith in Birmingham will create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practised in the city. We say opening in a loose sense, as the gallery will actually evolve more organically than that over the next 6 months.

Birmingham is one of the most diverse cities in Europe. According to the 2011 Census, just over 70% of the city’s population indicated an adherence to a religion. The faiths that are represented in the city include some that are lesser known such as Baha’ism, Jainism and Rastafari to name but a few. In our first year the gallery will focus on the six faiths with the largest representation; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. However, objects will change over the following two years to incorporate all the other religions, ambitions but possible! Read More...

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3 Aug 2015

Faith in Birmingham: Working Group

In a recent blog post we introduced a project called Faith in Birmingham to create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practiced in the city.

Last week we held our first meeting of the Faith in Birmingham: Working Group, specially established to help shape and inform the direction of the gallery. The group is made up of local individuals who practice one of the six faiths that the gallery will cover it its first year; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. They have very generously given us their time to join us on this journey and will meet monthly until February. Read More...

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8 Sep 2015

Faith in Birmingham: Working Group Meeting Two

In a recent blog post; we introduced a project called Faith in Birmingham to create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practiced in the city

We recently held our second meeting of the Faith in Birmingham: Working Group, specially established to help shape and inform the direction of the gallery. The group is made up of local individuals who practice one of the six faiths that the gallery will cover it its first year; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. They have very generously given us their time to join us on this journey and will meet monthly until February. Read More...

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4 Nov 2015

Faith in Birmingham: A Gallery in the Making

A few months ago we introduced a project called Faith in Birmingham to create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practiced in the city and explored our process of partnering with our Faith Working Group. 

Since then we have been hard at work starting to bring the gallery to life. We moved our wonderful Sultanganj Buddha statue into its new space. The process of moving a statue that weighs half a ton is no mean feat! But thankfully the team of professional movers made sure the process went smoothly. Read More...

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17 Dec 2015

Faith in Birmingham: With Seven Weeks to Go

Several months ago we introduced a project called Faith in Birmingham to create a new gallery exploring the range of faiths practiced in the city. We have been documenting our process through a series of blog posts to share the story of the gallery’s development.

As we approach the end of the year the theoretical process of planning the new gallery has begun to give way to more practical activities. The graphic design, transportation and conservation of objects, construction of plinths, to name just a few activities, are now underway. Read More...

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6 Apr 2016

Women of Faith Evening

To celebrate International Women’s Day last month Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery held a very special event focusing on women and their faith practice. The event was created by working in partnership with two other organisations, the CoED Foundation and Near Neighbours , both of whom work to bring people together through compassion and understanding. Billed as ‘An evening of conversation, food and friendship-building for Women of Faith in Birmingham’, the event aimed to raise awareness of the importance of women, and the contribution women have made to religions throughout history and Birmingham today.

We began with food, drinks and informal tours of the new Faith in Birmingham gallery  accompanied by lovely music from musician Susie Minnear. The main event of the evening then featured short talks by six women from a variety of faith backgrounds on the topic, ‘Women that have inspired/shaped my faith journey’. Read More...

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23 Sep 2016

Faith Gallery Award Winners

In February this year we launched our band new Faith in Birmingham Gallery, created following a year of dedicated work by our team of Faith Working Group Volunteers. Their journey in the creation of the gallery is well documented on the blog .

Since opening the gallery has received over 58,000 visitors and hosted numerous events celebrating Eid, Islamic Awareness Week, Turban Tying, Buddha Day, International Women’s Day and Inter-Faith gatherings.  Read More...