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



Museum in a Box

The Museum in a Box service aims to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to engage with the museum's collections in a way that will stimulate, support and enrich their learning.

The boxes provide a unique and rare opportunity to handle real artefacts as the majority of the objects are authentic and some are over 3,000 years old. Replica artefacts and replica costume are also available. 

The service operates on a half term basis. Boxes can also be booked during school holiday periods. Prices range from £20 or £40 per school per half term (plus £30 + VAT if delivery required).

Special Offer

Order 2 or more boxes per half term to get 10% off. Offer valid for 2017-18 academic year, new orders only and excludes price of delivery.

Summary of Boxes

  • Prehistory
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Vikings
  • Medieval History
  • Aztecs & Native America
  • Tudors
  • Victorians
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • 19th & 20th-Century Life
  • World Cultures
  • Religion
  • Natural History
  • Art
  • Story Boxes

For a full list of boxes including prices please download the Museums in a Box catalogue 2017-18 (PDF).

Nurseries, Schools, Colleges, Universities and other organisations (with premises) are welcome to make bookings for a Museum in a Box.

How to Book a Box

To book a box please download the Booking Form 2017-2018 (Word) and return the completed form to educationbookings@birminghammuseums.org.uk