Our venues


Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

Photo blakesley

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

Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

Photo sarehole

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

Photo soho

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


Find out about the story of the Museum & Art Gallery in a special anniversary exhibition.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating its 130th birthday. Opened on 28 November 1885 by the future King Edward VII, it was established with the aim of inspiring creativity and learning amongst the people of Birmingham.

This new exhibition traces the history of the Museum & Art Gallery, built by the people of Birmingham for the people of Birmingham. From Japanese armour and a Canadian totem pole, to beautiful metalwork and fascinating modern art, explore some of the treasures from the city's vast and diverse collection.

Free exhibition. Bridge gallery.

The Museum & Art Gallery has been free from the day that it opened. Please show your support by giving a donation. Your generosity will help inspire new visitors, and display and conserve the objects in our care. All donations go to Birmingham Museums Trust, a registered educational charity.

Please text ‘BDAY01 £3’ to 70070 or donate online.

  • The Round Room 1885-1890 by an unknown photographer  
  • The Museum & Art Gallery as seen from Congreve Street by an unknown photographer  
  • Crab photograph by Iain Stewart, 1991 ©Iain Stewart   
  • Sketching in the galleries Iain Stewart, Untitled, 1991 ©Iain Stewart   
  • The T-Rex, September 1994 by Birmingham Museums Trust   
  • Birmingham History Galleries, 2012 by Birmingham Museums Trust