This event will take place at the Museum Collection Centre, 25 Dollman Street, Nechells, B7 4RQ.
Places at the open afternoon must be booked in advance.
The Museum Collection Centre is a 1.5 hectare site that holds 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums’ stored collections under one roof. Among the thousands of objects stored here are steam engines, sculptures, an entire collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars and even a red phone box. It is not open to the public except by arrangement.
The open afternoons take place on the last Friday of the month at 1.30pm. Please arrive promptly for the start. The tours last for up to 2 hours.
The tour will allow you to see a vast range of objects, often with a real focus on Birmingham and the West Midlands. The contrasting mix of objects and the behind-the-scenes atmosphere at the collection centre make it an intriguing place to explore and discover more about museum stores.
There is a free car park at the Museum Collection Centre.
Please email MCC@birminghammuseums.org.uk or phone 0121 348 8231 to book or for more information.
Please note that the number of places on the Open Afternoon is limited to 6 people per booking. For larger group visits please contact the Museum Collection Centre to arrange a guided tour and group visit on another day.