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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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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...

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8 Jun 2017

Birmingham Museums celebrates National Volunteers’ Week

As part of National Volunteers Week Birmingham Museums Trust is celebrating the dedication over 900 volunteers who help to keep the city’s heritage alive.

At a summer picnic held at Blakesley Hall on 6th June, volunteers from across Birmingham Museums’ nine sites, including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Aston Hall and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, joined together to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, which recognises the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Read More...

25 May 2017

Huge moon set to land in Birmingham at Thinktank this summer

Birmingham is set to have an out of this world experience this summer as a huge moon art installation lands at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, in July.

On show from 21st July to 20th August 2017, Museum of the Moon has been created by artist Luke Jerram and uses detailed imagery from NASA of the lunar surface to create a scale replica of the moon (approximate scale of 1:500,000). Read More...

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.