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

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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

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


Open Wednesday - Thursday (and the first Sunday of the month, except Sunday 3rd Sept when it will be closed), 11am - 4pm.

In one hundred years’ time how will people understand the way we live today? We invite visitors to help future generations understand what it was really like living here now, by sharing your stories in this space.

Held in Soho House’s newly refurbished community gallery, this exhibition explores the extraordinary lives of everyday Birmingham people.

Connect and respond to the memories on display. Help add to this and future exhibitions by sharing comments, thoughts and stories in this space.

See extraordinary lives through Vanley Burke’s lens.

Discover what Mrs McGhie-Belgrave MBE brought in her suit case when she moved to Birmingham from Jamaica in the 1950s.

Be moved by ‘old wives tales’ shared by ladies from the Bangladeshi community.

Find out how activists have fought for our rights.

The Extraordinary Lives of Everyday People is the second in a series of four exhibitions from the Collecting Birmingham project. Over the coming months we will be adding new stories and objects as part of a rolling programme of events.

Objects on display are collected from local people and have been consulted on with the community through Collecting Birmingham’s engagement programme.

Objects on display have been consulted on with the community through Collecting Birmingham’s engagement programme.

Birmingham Museums needs your help to be able to tell history in its full colour and vibrancy. Over the coming months we will be holding events to further explore what it was really like living in Soho, Aston, Nechells and Ladywood. If you have a story or object that can help us tell this story please contact:

T. 0121 348 8192
E. collectingbirmingham@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Free exhibition.