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


Coming Out – Sexuality, Gender and Identity ” takes 1967 as a starting point to explore art since the partial decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK. What did this mean at the time? How did this effect the lives of queer people? What if we could speak to someone who had experienced criminalisation pre 1967?

‘Postcards with a Purpose’ is a bold and moving project hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in association with Birmingham LGBT. We are fortunate to be linked with members of the community that either remember a time before decriminalisation, or were directly affected by the legislation. On the postcards provided, you can anonymously ask questions, share comments or write a message to these individuals. Your comments will be forwarded on and recipients will be invited to anonymously reply. These replies will be shared in our learning space in an ongoing conversation, evolving and changing as more people take part.

Help us create a unique piece of social history and reach out to others sharing history, emotion and memory.

Free activity in the Gas Hall.

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