Our venues


Photo bmag

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

Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

Photo blakesley

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

Photo jewellery

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


Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary recording scheme for archaeological objects found by members of the public. Every year thousands of objects are discovered, many by metal detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.

The Treasure Act

All finders of gold and silver objects, and groups of coins from the same finds over 300 years old, have a legal obligation to report such items under the Treasure Act 1996. Now prehistoric base-metal assemblages found after 1 January 2003 also qualify as treasure. Your local Finds Liaison Officer is happy to help you deal with the paperwork and explain the treasure process to you.

Find out more about the Treasure Act on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website.

West Midlands Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) 

Angie Bolton, Finds Liaison Officer - Warwickshire & Worcestershire
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DT
Telephone: 01905 25371 or email: abolton@worcestershire.gov.uk

Peter Reavill, Finds Liaison Officer - Herefordshire & Shropshire
Ludlow Library and Museum Resource Centre, 7-9 Parkway, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2PG
Telephone: 01584 813641, Fax: 01584 813666 or email: peter.reavill@shropshire.gov.uk

Victoria Allnatt, Finds Liaison Officer – Staffordshire & West Midlands
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands, B3 3DH
Telephone: 0121 348 8225 / 0776 6925351 or email: Victoria.Allnatt@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Contribute to archaeological research via MicroPASTS

You can assist existing research projects with tasks that need human intelligence, such as the accurate location of artefact findspots or photographed scenes, the identification of subject matter in historic archives, the masking of photos meant for 3D modelling, or the transcription of letters and catalogues. Other tasks might require on-location contributions by members of the public, such as submitting your own photographs of particular archaeological sites or objects. By contributing to a MicroPasts project you will:

  • Have a direct impact on research in archaeology, history and heritage
  • Help with tasks that computers cannot do
  • Develop skills that interest you
  • Produce results that will be open and freely usable

Visit the MicroPASTS website.