The building is now closed for Birmingham City Council’s ongoing essential maintenance work, including electrical work, upgrading the heating, roof repairs and the replacement of lifts.

We plan to reopen the museum sometime in 2024 - exact date to be confirmed.

For more details see Closure FAQs.

World Renowned Collections

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is housed in a stunning Grade II* listed landmark building that has watched over the city’s Chamberlain and Victoria Squares since 1885, welcoming millions of visitors each year.

While the continuing maintenance works programme means it has now closed again, plans to fully reopen in 2024 are in full swing. By then, visitors will be able to enjoy its impressive collections once again, including its unrivalled Pre-Raphaelite collection, which features more than 2,000 awe-inspiring pieces, from oil paintings and tapestries to stained glass and ceramics by the likes of Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.