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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


Birmingham Museums is delighted to host the beautiful stone sculpture of Ganesha. 

The Celebrating Ganesha Spotlight Tour, created in partnership with the British Museum, is touring across seven venues around the UK as part of the British Museum’s National Programmes. 

The elephant-headed Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods - the creator and remover of obstacles.  Carved from schist in Orissa (recently renamed Odisha) around 800 years ago, this statue of Ganesha was originally positioned in a niche on the outer face of a Hindu temple. Standing on a lotus pedestal, Ganesha is depicted with a lion mask above his head, snakes asanklets and his rat ‘vahana’, his vehicle, at his feet. 

The display brings this sculpture together with other depictions of Ganeshain order to explore his role as a figure of public celebration and private devotion in India and around the world.

The sculpture is on display in the Faith in Birmingham Gallery.

Image credit: Schist figure of Ganesha, Orissa, 13th centry © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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