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Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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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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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

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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

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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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

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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This exhibition showcases twenty-one miniature works from Willard Wigan’s collection which sit within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. 

Many of the artworks have never been seen in Birmingham before, including the world’s smallest Pair of glasses on a pin head, Hatty Mcdaniels from Gone with the Wind, and Fred Hammond, the Grammy Award Winning Gospel Singer.

Alongside the new pieces, visitors will be able to see some of Wigan’s most popular sculptures which include Evolution (from ape to man), The Last Supper, Christ the Redeemer, Gold Galleon on a pinhead and the Guinness World Record holding sculpture Golden Voyage - a motorbike carved from specs of gold inside a hollowed out human hair.

This showcase is Willard’s first exhibition in the city since displaying artworks at the Library of Birmingham in 2015. The micro sculptor, who is famous for sculpting the world’s smallest works of art, has been celebrated in the Guinness Book of World records, as well as being awarded an MBE for services to art.

Inspired to capture the attention and awe of his subject matter in the smallest and most microscopic of detail, Wigan imagines and creates a microscopic world that entices people to look closer.

Entry to the exhibition, including a tour of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, costs £10 for adults, £5 for children and £8 for concessions. 

Willard Wigan exhibition only tickets cost £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £2.50 for children.

Pre-booking is available.

For those looking to have their own miniature masterpiece, some of the artworks will be available for sale in the museum shop.

The exhibition will be open 11am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday.

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