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

Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

22 Jan 2018

Call for Collaborators – Birmingham Manufactures and Workforce

Are you researching the workforce in Birmingham’s manufacturing industries? Would you like to get a better look at Birmingham Museum’s Collection and archive? Then we want your help!

The Birmingham Manufactures project is inviting proposals for contributors to a guide to the collections to be launched at the final project workshop on the 29th March 2018. Read More...

19 Jan 2018

Birmingham Museums have an amazing programme of events taking place in 2018!

This year we welcome Dippy the Diplodocus to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from the 26th May – 9th September. There will be a fun programme of events to celebrate Dippy’s arrival, from curator’s tours to Dine with Dippy evenings!

We’ll also be continuing our ground-breaking programme of Arts Council Collection National Partners exhibitions, with The Everyday and Extraordinary opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from the 9th June – 9th September. Expect an eclectic and surreal environment where the everyday and extraordinary come together. Read More...

9 Jan 2018

A unique Valentine’s Day dinner at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Many people will be thinking about a dinner date for Valentine’s Day this year, but within the walls of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, couples can experience something a little more special.

Lovebirds can enjoy a bespoke and delicious five-course meal at the special after-hours event in the spectacular surroundings of the Industrial Gallery. Read More...

21 Nov 2017

Faith and belief explored as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery partners with the British Museum

• Birmingham Museums chosen as the British Museum’s only national partner outside of London for this project• Ambitious ‘Finding Faith’ programme runs until March 2018 in one of the UK’s most ‘faithful’ cities, Birmingham• Extensive programme of events launches on Saturday 25th November with a day of free activities, events and performances at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is launching a pioneering programme of unique events and activities, in partnership with the British Museum, to explore the role that faith plays in the lives of many of people in Birmingham and across the UK. Read More...

3 Nov 2017

Edwardian Tearooms launches first PIPER-HEIDSIECK ‘Press For Champagne’ service in Birmingham

Do you appreciate the finer things in life? One of them is now available at the touch of a button, as Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery partners with the award-winning House of PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagne to launch its ‘Press For Champagne’ service. This winter, guests will experience tea with a difference, as a glass of PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagne will be hand delivered to the table, all at the press of a button.

Inside the unique setting of the Edwardian Tearooms, each private booth has been installed with its own Champagne buzzer. One press and your server will be on hand to guide the table through the full PIPER-HEIDSIECK menu. Read More...

27 Oct 2017

Ground-breaking Coming Out exhibition to open in Birmingham

• The Arts Council Collection National Partners Exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity will be re-presented for a major show at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, following its run at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery. • Internationally renowned artists will feature in the show, including Andy Warhol, David Hockey, Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin.• Exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see Turner-prize winning artist Grayson Perry’s iconic ‘Claire’s Coming Out Dress’ which he wore to mark his emergence as a transvestite to the art world.

A major new exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will showcase over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists, who explore themes of sexuality, gender and identity in art. Read More...

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23 Oct 2017

Exhibition brings new perspectives to Birmingham’s most significant stories

As Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) continues to plan for an ambitious re-development project, Birmingham Museums Trust is taking an important step to bring new perspectives to some of the city’s most significant stories. 

The Past is Now – Birmingham and the British Empire, opening on Saturday 28th October, is the first in a series of prototype exhibitions in the ‘Story Lab’ gallery at BMAG. The gallery will see Birmingham Museums Trust work directly with the city’s diverse individuals, communities and activists to help define innovative new ways of understanding Birmingham’s collection of museum objects. Read More...

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19 Oct 2017

Black History Month: Last chance to see exhibition featuring Vanley Burke photos

With October marking the 30th anniversary of Black History Month, visitors are encouraged to visit the last week of The Extraordinary Lives of Everyday People exhibition at Soho House, which features photographs from leading Black British photographer Vanley Burke.

On display until 26th October, the exhibition includes a selection of photographs from Vanley Burke’s ‘Rivers of Birminam’ series which chronicle 40 years of Caribbean heritage in Birmingham. Read More...

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17 Oct 2017

Aston Hall opens its doors for new Halloween experience: ‘Fright Nights: Hall of the Damned’

Aston Hall will be unleashing its scariest Halloween weekend yet with Fright Nights: Hall of the Damned, sending shivers down visitors’ spines from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October 2017.

The one-hour interactive experience features scares in never-before-seen locations within Aston Hall. Visitors will be able to venture into the Hall’s creepy cellars and attics, and will be accompanied by a guide, but don’t expect them to save you… Read More...

1 Oct 2017

Half Term Halloween takeover at Birmingham Museums

• Lots of affordable family-friendly half term events and activities across Birmingham Museums sites

• Highlights include a Halloween party at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) and an afterhours Spooky Science Night at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Read More...