The new Mini Museum gallery has been specially designed to provide an engaging place for children aged 5 and under to experience Birmingham Museums’ collections; see fantastic art works made by children, young people and artists; and help children love museums from a young age.
The Mini Museum includes fine art from the Museums’ collection, on the themes of childhood and animals, as well as taxidermy from the natural science collections. With dressing up clothes, interactives, a puppet theatre, and a soft seating/storytelling area with plenty of books, we hope that children will feel welcomed and inspired, and enjoy their time at the Museum.
Children from three local nurseries have helped us design stained glass art for the windows, and young apprentices from the Learnplay Foundation have designed a computer game for the space. We hope that all our young visitors will be inspired to have a great time whether relaxing in our soft reading space, gazing up at beautiful architecture or exploring and piecing together our ancient mummy.