Our venues


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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

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11 Jan 2017

Teacup Travels brings you closer to the artefacts at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Drop in to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to see up close the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in ‘Teacup Travels’, the exciting second series has just started on CBeebies. What’s more, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery helped this epic tale come to life.

Teacup Travels is a treasure trove of epic adventure stories, which inspires audiences up and down the country by opening the door to ancient worlds and civilizations to young viewers. Each 15 minute episode revolves around Great Aunt Lizzie telling her fictional adventures in Ancient Greece, Edo Japan, the Viking Lands and the Mayan Empire and each story features a replica of an ancient artefact from a museum somewhere in the UK. Read More...

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10 Jan 2017

Budget cuts to Birmingham Museums Trust could force closures

Proposed funding cuts by Birmingham City Council will significantly impact Birmingham’s position as a leading UK and European city for arts and culture and Birmingham Museums Trust is calling on the public to show their support ahead of the £500,000 proposed budget cuts to the city’s unique museums and heritage sites.

A number of options to manage the funding reduction are being considered, but the current proposed cuts could result in the closure of some of the city’s most important heritage and culture venues, including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Thinktank Science Museum, Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House and Weoley Castle. Read More...

21 Dec 2016

Fundraising success at Birmingham Museum

The great and the good of Birmingham’s business community helped to raise over £11,000 at a fundraising dinner auction held at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), which will support Birmingham Museums’ work with the people and communities of Birmingham.

Guests enjoyed dinner in the elegant Victorian surroundings of the Industrial Gallery before bidding in an auction to raise funds. Items up for auction included a rooftop tour of BMAG and a tour of the Staffordshire Hoard conservation studios. Read More...

18 Nov 2016

Even more Bang Bang for your buck from Birmingham Museums Trust

• World famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car on display at Thinktank as part of family exhibition ‘Mechanical THINGS’, exploring the Adventures and Inventions from the World of Rowland Emett and beyond

• Santa brings festive cheer to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery as the Christmas grotto starts Saturday 3 December Read More...

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15 Nov 2016

Dippy the dinosaur comes to Birmingham in 2018

Get ready for a dinosaur road trip: Dippy the Diplodocus is on the move and coming to Birmingham.

Never before on public display outside of London, Dippy will travel the length and breadth of the country from early 2018 to late 2020, stopping at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for four months as part of the tour. Read More...

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11 Nov 2016

First World War Muslim soldiers are focus of new BMAG exhibition

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday a new exhibition has opened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exploring the untold stories of more than 400,000 Muslim soldiers in the First World War.

The exhibition is part of the Connected Histories: Muslims in the First World War project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aims to highlight the Muslim contribution to Britain’s First World War effort. Read More...

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10 Nov 2016

Ryan Gander brings Night in the Museum to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this month

Ryan Gander switches the roles of the spectator and the spectacle as he brings this Arts Council Collection touring exhibition Night in the Museum to Birmingham this month, giving visitors the chance to view artworks from the Collection from a new perspective. This exhibition is part of the three-year Arts Council Collection National Partners’ Programme.

Night in the Museum, opening in the Gas Hall at BMAG on Saturday 26th November, offers a unique view of the Arts Council Collection in its 70th year and provides an opportunity to view this internationally significant collection through the eyes of one of the country’s most important artists. The Arts Council Collection includes nearly 8,000 works of British art in a range of media. The majority of these were acquired from early career UK-based artists over the past 70 years. Read More...

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4 Nov 2016

Birmingham Museums announced as one of four Arts Council Collection National Partners

The Arts Council Collection has announced that Birmingham Museums Trust is one of its four National Partner galleries, which will see world-class modern and contemporary art displayed in the city throughout a three year programme.

Birmingham Museums is one of only four venues chosen by Arts Council Collection. Other partners include The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The forming of this partnership is one of the key strands of activity marking the Arts Council Collection’s 70th anniversary. Read More...

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25 Oct 2016

‘Mummy-mania’ set to bring visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian Gallery

An alignment of Sunday night TV drama, Hallowe’en and an age-old enthusiasm for all things slightly macabre has curators in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian gallery braced for a veritable Ra-ce of visitors during October half-term!

“Inevitably, when Sunday night period drama focuses on a particular theme, the public’s interest is engaged and they often head out to find out more – with the new ‘Tutankhamun’ mini-series set to be next in line to fill the Downton Abbey void, we’re expecting a resurgence of interest in ancient Egypt – already perennially popular – over the coming weeks and months,” comments curator of world cultures at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Adam Jaffer. Read More...

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17 Oct 2016

Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey to ancestral home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony today.

The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences. They have never been used or displayed by either institution and have remained in storage for many years. Read More...