Join tour guide Christine for tours: Beautiful and Useful (at 12pm) and Made in Brum  (at 2pm).

12pm - Beautiful and Useful

William Morris once said: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. In this tour we will share the beauty of fabulous Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery objects that are both beautiful and useful, including ones made by Morris’ Firm. As a counter balance we will also look at objects that assert the Aesthetes’ belief in beauty for beauty’s sake.

2pm - Made in Brum

Buttons, buckles and brass are just some of the BMAG exhibits that earned Birmingham the title 'Workshop of the World ' in the C19.


Tickets are £3 per person per tour or are free to Museum Members.

Receive 10% off any purchases in the Edwardian Tearoom with your tour ticket. Offer valid on the day of the tour only and not valid on group bookings.

No advance booking necessary. Tickets are available on the day from the vestibule reception desk (adjacent to the Round Room).

Meet your tour guide in the Round Room to begin your tour. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes, but some may be longer - please feel free to discuss this with your guide on the day.