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

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


A vibrant arts afternoon in partnership SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture celebrating queer creativity in the region and the opening day of the exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity .

This is your first chance to see the exhibition which showcases works by artists of international significance, including Derek Jarman, Sarah Lucas, Charlotte Prodger, Francis Bacon, and David Hockney.

One of the highlights will be stunning live drag acts from queens who have created visual responses through costume, make-up and performance, inspired by the broad themes of sexuality, gender and identity raised in the exhibition. The queens will become living art as they work their podiums and plinths lip syncing and performing as they transform into moving sculptures inspired by the exhibition.

Throughout the afternoon, watch and work with talented local artists by joining our artist sessions in the gallery and make your own art. Families can enjoy the fun by taking part in rainbows crafts in the Mini Museum.

Learn about the artworks and artists on show with tours from curators and the learning team and enjoy our exclusive exhibition playlist.

LGBT+ culture will continue to leave its impact in other areas of the museum with the Coming Out Gallery Art Trail .

You’ll even be able to buy Rainbow Crunch Donuts from the Edwardian Tearooms to keep you fuelled throughout the afternoon!

The event will be welcoming with an inclusive atmosphere encouraging visitors to participate as much or as little as they like.

Join us from 1.00pm – 4.00pm to enjoy pop up performances, lip syncs, tours and lots more!

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