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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

21 Sep 2017

Curry trade celebrated at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham’s favourite dish will be celebrated at a new exhibition opening this week at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which explores the histories of the city’s famous curry houses. 

Birmingham is home to hundreds of Indian restaurants, but most are unaware it was the Bangladeshi community that pioneered the ‘curry culture’ in Britain. Read More...

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19 Sep 2017

Birmingham Museums Trust to host major visitor attraction meeting

Birmingham will be welcoming delegates from some of the UK’s leading visitor attractions this week, as Birmingham Museums Trust hosts the 2017 ALVA Council Meeting.

ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) represents the views and achievements of the country's foremost visitor attractions, and the annual council meeting and AGM will see staff from these well-known venues travel to the city for the two day event from Wednesday 20th September to Thursday 21st September. Read More...

7 Sep 2017

Best of Birmingham announced as Heritage Week begins

Birmingham’s culture and heritage is set to be celebrated over the next 10 days, following a launch event for Birmingham Heritage Week where winners of the Best of Birmingham photography competition were announced.

The event hosted at Birmingham Cathedral on Wednesday 6th September, officially kicked off the week (7th – 17th September) of 150 events which will showcase Birmingham’s historic buildings, culture, history and people. Read More...

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4 Sep 2017

Green light for major new £2m children’s attraction at Thinktank

Plans for a permanent new £2m interactive children’s gallery at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum have got the green light after being awarded £1.4m from the Inspiring Science Fund, a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome.

The interactive gallery, under the working title ‘MiniBrum’, will deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning in a fun and engaging way through a child-sized mini-city in which children and families can safely explore, play and learn in a unique and interactive way. Read More...

31 Aug 2017

One week to go until Birmingham Heritage Week

With one week to go Birmingham Heritage Week organisers are encouraging local people and visitors to start planning what they will see and do, as the countdown to over 100 events begins.

New events have been added to the line-up, including Flatpack Film Festival’s Birmingham On Film taking a new look at Birmingham’s waterways, with fun sessions and film screenings – with one even aboard a canal boat! Other new events include tours of St Margaret’s Church in Ward End, which dates back to 1516 and is home to a fascinating collection of Heritage monuments, and Beatfreeks will be hosting a series of masterclasses, talks and stalls as part of its Social Exchange event at Mac Birmingham. Read More...

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15 Aug 2017

Iconic City statues on the move

Two of Birmingham’s most iconic statues - Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and Iron: Man - will be temporarily removed from their familiar sites, to allow ongoing transformation of the city centre to progress, in the coming weeks.

Preparations to remove Boulton, Watt and Murdoch on Broad Street are expected to begin in late August and Iron: Man is expected to move in early September, as the next phase of regeneration works around Centenary Square and Paradise begins. Both will return to public view in late 2018. Read More...

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1 Aug 2017

Birmingham Heritage Week returns this September

• A jam packed programme of events celebrating the city’s unique culture and heritage • Over 100 events – many of them free!• Running 7 – 17th September across the city

Birmingham Heritage Week will take over the city again this September, with over 100 events giving visitors the chance to discover more about the city’s vibrant and rich heritage. Read More...

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12 Jul 2017

New Willard Wigan microscopic artworks to go on show at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Visitors to Museum of the Jewellery Quarter will be amongst the first people in the city to see new micro-sculptures by internationally renowned artist Willard Wigan, at a new exhibition opening at the museum on Friday 4th August.

Willard Wigan MBE: In The Eye of The Needle  will showcase twenty-one miniature works from Willard Wigan’s collection which sit within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. Many of the artworks have never been seen in Birmingham before, including the world’s smallest Pair of glasses on a pin head, Hatty Mcdaniels from Gone with the Wind, and Fred Hammond, the Grammy Award Winning Gospel Singer. Read More...

27 Jun 2017

Birmingham Museums Trust secures Arts Council England funding

Birmingham Museums Trust has secured Arts Council England investment of over £4 million for the next four years (2018 – 2022), through the funder’s new national portfolio.

The Trust was recognised as outstanding throughout many areas of the application, including the creative case for diversity, which asks organisations to enrich the work they do by embracing a wide range of diverse influences and practices to reach new audiences. Read More...

16 Jun 2017

Take part in Museum Week and celebrate 70 years of iconic Jacob Epstein statue at BMAG

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will be taking part in the third annual Museum Week (19th -25th June), an international online event which celebrates cultural and heritage institutions, with a fun packed week of activities and offers.

#MuseumWeek is the first worldwide cultural event on social networks and the theme for 2017 is ‘lifestyle’. The theme is divided into seven topics which will become the focus of each day during the week at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Read More...