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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

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

Photo sarehole

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

Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


This event has now sold out.

Birmingham Museums and Story Lab co-curators present an open evening of performance, micro lectures and discussions around our new co-curated exhibition The Past is Now: Birmingham and the British Empire

The event takes place on Friday 8th December from 6pm – 9pm.

The night begins with music in the Round Room from DJ Chakraman, followed by pop up performances. A panel discussion featuring local and national speakers Peju Oshun, Dr Morgan Dalphinis, co-curator Sumaya Kassim and Malia Bouattia will be lead by Kadian Pow.

The evening will include a musical set from the renowned Affiejam (full band) with micro lectures from Femi Nylander and Dr Fatima Rajina. Commissioned performance and poetry will also be performed by Danni Ebanks-Ingram, Tapiwa Mugabe and Kokumo Noxid.

The Past is Now has been co-curated alongside Birmingham based graphic designer, Abeera Kamran; poet and producer, Aliyah Hasinah; writer, Mariam Khan; cultural activist, Sara Myers; artist and textile designer, Shaheen Kasmani, writer and researcher Sumaya Kassim. The content challenges the typical colonial narrative used to present the history of the British Empire and seeks to position decolonial narratives within the institution. By focusing on a few key events and themes relating to Birmingham's role in the building of Empire, the exhibition examines the museum’s own bias in telling difficult narratives and explores other perspectives, which have been historically misrepresented.

Please note, until further notice there is a maximum order of 2 tickets per person.