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

14 Oct 2016

Large-scale sketch of Birmingham on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will be able to get a new perspective on the city as an intricate large-scale aerial sketch of Birmingham has gone on display at the museum.

Sketch, aka Carl Lavia, revealed and signed the artwork at BMAG on Friday 14th October. Read More...

13 Oct 2016

Birmingham Museums Trust secures diverse leadership funding

Arts Council England is investing almost £136,000 to support Birmingham Museums Trust to host a training placement with a bursary for senior museum professional Sara Wajid.

Sara will be working at Birmingham Museums Trust throughout 2017. The funding comes from the Arts Council’s Change Makers programme which is aimed at increasing the diversity of senior leaders within England’s arts and cultural sector. Read More...

5 Oct 2016

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery promotes the work of award-winning Birmingham artist

Artworks by Birmingham artist Reuben Colley are now available for sale at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Reuben Colley was born in Birmingham in 1976 and is renowned for his paintings of the city. He has a long association with Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. In 2003, he became one of the youngest living artists to see his work enter the museum’s permanent collection. Colley’s work has since featured in exhibitions and displays at the museum, and he has won awards in the Birmingham Open and West Midlands Open art competitions. Read More...

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29 Sep 2016

Birmingham Museums Trust shines a spotlight on Birmingham manufacturers

Historic and iconic items from Birmingham manufacturers, including Cadbury’s, Boulton & Watt and Austin Motors, will be the focus of a new Birmingham Museums Trust project, which will explore the city’s rich manufacturing heritage, following over £87,000 worth of funding from Arts Council England.

The ‘Birmingham Manufactures’ project will identify items in the Birmingham Museums Trust collection that relate to known Birmingham manufacturers and their products, with the oldest objects dating back to the 17th Century. Read More...

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27 Sep 2016

Festive nights at the museums in store for Birmingham

Always fancied having yourself a merry little Christmas somewhere more unusual? Well this festive season, you can have your wish without even having to ask Santa Claus. Birmingham Museums has Christmas all wrapped up with each of its venues offering packages that are sure to send your guests crackers with excitement!

Whether you’re looking for a delicious traditional Christmas dinner, an elegant drinks reception, or a taste of a brand-new Festive Afternoon Tea, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has something to suit. Its VIP area in the Edwardian Tearooms and historic Round Room gallery provide the perfect background for a Christmas get-together . What’s more, each of Birmingham Museums Heritage Sites will be able to host your celebrations, meaning that whether your party has 2 guests or 600 guests, there will be a space for you. Read More...

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27 Sep 2016

Gearing up for a frighteningly fun half-term at Birmingham Museums

From family fun to terrifying tours of some of the city’s most haunted places, visitors to Birmingham Museums will be in for a treat (and trick) this half-term.

For those families looking for an extra thrilling treat during the holidays there will be ghostly fun for visitors all week at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (Mon 24th – Fri 28th Oct), with special Halloween events such as scary storytelling, creepy crafts and spooky experiments taking place. Read More...

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15 Sep 2016

Unique experience for students on new museums MA course

Students will be given a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience at some of Birmingham’s most historic and culturally significant sites as part of a new course equipping them for a career in the culture and heritage sector.

Birmingham Museums Trust has teamed up with Birmingham City University to provide one of the only courses in the country which mixes academic training with an integrated year long on-the-job experience in the heart of some of the UK’s most recognised sites.  Read More...

8 Sep 2016

Birmingham Heritage Week has begun

Birmingham’s exciting culture and heritage is set to be celebrated over the next 10 days, following a launch event for Birmingham Heritage Week at Curzon Street Station.

The event hosted at the Grade I listed building, on Wednesday 7th September, officially kicked off the week (8th – 18th September) of over 200 events which will showcase Birmingham’s historic buildings, culture, history and people. Read More...

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3 Aug 2016

‘Flying Scotsman’ to take centre stage at Tyseley Locomotive Works as part of Birmingham Heritage Week

Birmingham’s vibrant history and buzzing culture will be celebrated this September as Birmingham Heritage Week takes over the city again. This year the week will see the world’s most famous steam locomotive, ‘Flying Scotsman’ visit Tyseley Loco Works for the public to see.

Following on from its mammoth overhaul and successful inaugural run, the locomotive is scheduled to be on display in Tyseley from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th September. The locomotive is on loan courtesy of the National Railway Museum Read More...

8 Jul 2016

Stories to be told in Birmingham as part of nationwide portrait events

Critically acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah OBE participates in the first of a series of live portrait sittings by award-winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this summer, exploring and celebrating the diversity of our common humanity.

Portraits Untold, funded by Arts Council England and in partnership with The Big Draw and other national venues including National Portrait Gallery will see acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber undertake the first of the live portrait sittings at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 16 July with the respected artist and founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective. Their first film, Handsworth Songs (1986) explored the events surrounding the 1985 riots in Birmingham and London through a combination of archive footage, still photos and newsreel. Read More...