16 May 2017

Sarehole Mill celebrates Spring Bank Holiday with Taste & Liquor market

Holiday vibes will be coming to Sarehole Mill on Sunday 28th May, with the official launch of the site’s season of street food, arts and vintage markets, in collaboration with Taste & Liquor.

Open from 11am – 4pm, street food dishes from across the globe will be on offer, including Italian and Indian cuisine from vendors such as Polpetta, Mr Patels and My Soft Ice Creams. Read More...

8 May 2017

Bank Holiday Tudor celebrations at Blakesley Hall

From swordplay to Shakespeare, visitors for Blakesley Hall on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May will be treated to a celebration of the historic house’s Tudor heritage, with re-enactments, living history, and themed tours.

Throughout the two day event, visitors will enjoy seeing the Tudor property and its grounds repopulated by historic interpreters – from Tudor musicians recreating the sounds of the sixteenth century, to craftspeople and traders showing their wares in a living history camp. There will also be an opportunity to get involved in Tudor life – learning to write with a quill, dance with Traditional Tudor dancers or even take a role in recreating one of the battle scenes from Shakespeare’s classic play, Henry V. Read More...

5 May 2017

Take a walk on the wild side - May Spring Bank Holiday events at Birmingham Museums

For up to date details on opening hours, pricing and event timings please see the website

Take a walk on the wild side at Birmingham Museums this half term holiday as families can explore nature at our extended wildlife gallery at Thinktank, make your own fire breathing dragons and meet real creatures at Blakesley Hall, and enjoy a fairy trail at Sarehole Mill. Read More...

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28 Apr 2017

Vanley Burke photographs join permanent collection of Birmingham Museums Trust

Described as the “greatest photographic document of Caribbean people in post-war Britain ”, the collection of 100 black and white photographs chronicling 40 years of Caribbean heritage in Birmingham by Vanley Burke, known as ‘Rivers of Birminam’, have secured a permanent home in the city, thanks to the Collecting Birmingham initiative.

The photographs are by far the largest and most significant collection of work by the celebrated photographer in any public collection. The 100 photographs were selected and grouped together by Vanley Burke and curator Lynda Morris for the ‘By the Rivers of Birminam’ retrospective exhibition, held at the MAC in 2012, and reflect Burke’s photographic work across over 40 years, from 1968 to 2011. A selection of these will initially be displayed at Soho House in the community gallery, which explores the extraordinary lives of everyday Birmingham people. Read More...

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3 Apr 2017

Islamic acquisitions take centre stage in new Faith in Birmingham displays

Two new acquisitions of Islamic artefacts take pride of place at the heart of new displays in the Faith in Birmingham Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, following a multi-faith launch event held recently.


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20 Mar 2017

Major new art and technology exhibition to open at Birmingham Museum & Gallery

• I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition opens 1 April – 1 October 2017 in the Gas Hall• Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s most ambitious exhibition exploring art and technology through contemporary art practice dating from 1995 to the present day• The exhibition includes 27 artists and collectives and over 30 artworks, principally selected from the Arts Council Collection, including film, sculpture and paintings

I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on the 1 April, explores work from the Arts Council Collection by artists that have been influenced by technology as it has developed and evolved over the last 20 years. Each of the 27 artists’ approach to their practice is different, presenting varying views of the world and culture around us. Read More...

13 Feb 2017

Mysterious Half Term happenings at Birmingham Museums

Things are getting mysterious at Birmingham Museums this half term as families can take part in murder mystery trails at Aston Hall, delve into the world of Middle Earth at Sarehole Mill and find out about the mystery of the Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

There will also be plenty of arts and crafts fun across our sites and even the chance to meet some animals at Blakesley Hall for those little ones who love all creatures great and small. Not forgetting the chance to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Thinktank as part of the ‘Mechanical THINGS’ exhibition before he drives away – there’s a whole host of fun to be had! Read More...

26 Jan 2017

Renowned Birmingham photographer Verity Milligan hosts first solo exhibition at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Stunning images of iconic Birmingham locations will be going on display at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter this weekend, as renowned Birmingham photographer Verity Milligan hosts her first solo exhibition in the city.

The six month exhibition, opening to the public on Saturday 28th January, will showcase fifteen of Verity’s popular images. The exhibition includes some of Verity’s most well-known photographs, including Cherry Blossom at the Ikon Gallery and Sunrise over Selfridges, along with images of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s canals. Read More...

23 Jan 2017

Valentine’s Day all wrapped with a Birmingham Museums bow

Birmingham Museums is helping the people of Birmingham to spread the love for Valentine’s Day with events and ideas to make the day extra special, including a romantic dinner in the spectacular Industrial Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

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16 Jan 2017

Kick start your New Year with wellbeing day at BMAG

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is helping visitors to banish the January blues and kick start the New Year with a positive outlook, with a day of free activities designed to support physical and mental health on Saturday 28th January.

The Be Well day at BMAG will take place in the Industrial Gallery from 11am – 3pm and will give the public the chance to make the most of the start of the New Year. Read More...