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11 Feb 2020

February fun at Birmingham Museums

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February

Looking for fun ways to fill the February half term holiday? Birmingham Museums can help! With everything from space explorations at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, to creating your very own watercolours at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, there’s lots for all the family to enjoy. Read More...

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31 Jan 2020

Region's proud manufacturing history celebrated in new exhibition

A new exhibition of paintings by renowned Birmingham artist Arthur Lockwood, which opened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) on Thursday, is helping to celebrate 300 years of history for family owned firm Webster & Horsfall. 

The free exhibition runs from Thursday 30 January to Sunday 4 October, and features artefacts from the company’s extensive archive alongside a display of Arthur Lockwood’s paintings of the firm. It was opened by Webster and Horsfall CEO, Charles Horsfall, and historian and author, Professor Carl Chinn, MBE. Read More...

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30 Jan 2020

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is offering the perfect setting for lovebirds to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special after-hours dinner. Within the walls of the museum, on Friday 14 February, couples can enjoy a romantic four-course meal in the spectacular surroundings of the Industrial Gallery, with its impressive Victorian architecture and ornate steel work and glass ceiling. 

This is a unique opportunity to visit the museum in the evening and enjoy a bespoke menu cooked by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s expert chef team.  Read More...

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22 Jan 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, to launch landmark survey

The Duchess of Cambridge visited MiniBrum at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, on Tuesday 21 January to launch a new landmark UK-wide survey which aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood.

The visit saw Her Royal Highness launch the ‘5 big questions on the under 5s’ survey at the interactive mini-city gallery at the museum in Birmingham, as the first stop on a 24-hour tour of the country. The survey gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their views on raising the next generation.  Read More...

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14 Jan 2020

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reveals 2020 lineup

2020 is gearing up to be an exciting year at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, with Wildlife Photographer of the Year coming to the Gas Hall for a major show from May, and an exhibition that tells the story of one of Birmingham's oldest manufacturing companies opening in January, along with much more. 

Dressed to the Nines and Birmingham Revolutions Until Friday 4 September 2020Free Read More...

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10 Jan 2020

East Meets West exhibition opens at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Photographs which bring to life how ‘East Meets West’ in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been revealed at a new exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, which is on display until 27 June 2020.

The exhibition features 10 winning images from the photography competition launched in 2019 by China West Midlands 2020 and Birmingham Museums Trust, and showcase people, places and objects in and around the region which bring together Chinese and Western influences.   Read More...

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10 Dec 2019

Birmingham Museums 2019 Christmas gift list

We all love that feeling of seeing friends and family smile when they open a thoughtful and unique gift. So, if you’re still looking for the ideal present to delight culture lovers and proud Brummies, look no further. 

Support Birmingham Museums by adding these fantastic gifts to your Christmas shopping list! It couldn’t be easier – browse and buy the bespoke range online or take a festive trip to one of our sites to pick up a unique present that will spread a little bit of joy.  Read More...

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2 Dec 2019

Birmingham Museums Trust shows support to the Armed Forces

Birmingham Museums Trust has demonstrated its support to the armed forces community by officially signing the Armed Forces Covenant and outlining its pledges to those serving in the military and their families. 

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The ceremony at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery saw Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust, sign the agreement alongside Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Dines, Commanding Officer of 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Read More...

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29 Nov 2019

Style and rebellion set to be explored in new Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exhibitions

New exhibitions, opening at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) on Saturday 7 December, are set to explore the protests and people that have shaped the city and celebrate over 150 years of looking fabulous.

Birmingham Revolutions: Power to the People and Dressed to the Nines will showcase star objects from Birmingham’s collection and are part of a series of innovative displays that will encourage feedback from visitors to help shape the future of the museum. Read More...

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27 Nov 2019

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s new Jeweller in Residence announced

A talented local jewellery designer has been crowned the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s second Jeweller in Residence. Winning designer, Vanessa Miller, will work from the museum regularly over the next year creating an exclusive new jewellery range as part of a project which aims to promote local designers through a partnership with the Birmingham City University School of Jewellery. 

Vanessa, whose own business is based in the Jewellery Quarter, shone through to win the competition with her creative designs. Vanessa now has the exciting opportunity to regularly work from the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s perfectly preserved workshop. Her handcrafted jewellery range will also be exclusively sold in the museum’s acclaimed shop, which has recently undergone a refurbishment, and online at shop.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collections/jeweller-in-residence.  Read More...