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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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Inspired by the innovations and technical breakthroughs in coinage at Boulton’s Soho Mint in the 18th century, local artists Chris Poolman and Elizabeth Rowe launched ‘Good Money – A Currency Competition for Handsworth’. 

Over the last few months local residents have been designing their own currency and nominating local Handsworth ‘visionaries’ who will have their profiles cast on the coins. The coins will be minted in Birmingham and presented to local people both as a limited edition artwork and as a celebration of local heroes. 

Visit Soho House to view the finished coins and some of the shortlisted designs. Entry to the exhibition is free. See the Visit Us page for opening times.

This project has been made possible through New Expressions 3, an Arts Council England national pathfinder programme that fosters collaboration between contemporary artists, museums and their audiences. Visit the New Expressions website to discover other events across the country.

Special Edition Coins

Through the project a special edition of the coins will be produced and distributed to the many local residents who took part in creative workshops. Visitors who bring a Soho ‘Good Money’ coin to the museum are entitled to*:

  • Free entry to Soho House over the launch weekend 23-25 May and half price entry thereafter until 1 November 2015
  • Free children’s craft activities at Soho House throughout the summer holiday (event dates to be announced)
  • Half price entry to 4 other heritage sites in Birmingham (Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill) until 1 November 2015

*All subject to availability.

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