16 Jul 2019

Rocking Summer at Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museums Trust is ready for a rocking summer this school holiday - from rock music fun at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), to moon rocks at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, where they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, there’s lots to see and do!

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

5 Jul 2019

10 years of treasure – 10th Anniversary of Staffordshire Hoard discovery celebrated

It’s the treasure that unearthed the dramatic history of 7th Century England and the world of its warrior elite. Ten years ago on 5 July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in a farmer’s field near Lichfield. 

Still the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered, the Staffordshire Hoard has been seen by over four million people at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (PMAG) since it was discovered, and by many more at travelling exhibitions as far reaching as Washington DC. Read More...

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26 Jun 2019

Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler launch blockbuster Black Sabbath exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Home of Metal has opened its flagship exhibition Black Sabbath – 50 Years, which will run until 29th September at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Launched at a star-studded party on Tuesday 25th June by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, the exhibition is the first of its kind in the UK, exploring the legacy of the band and their global fan base.  Read More...

7 Jun 2019

National Charity Award Win for Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust has been crowned the Overall Winner of Excellence at The Charity Awards 2019 for its Collecting Birmingham project, which empowered the people of Birmingham to take an active role in developing the city’s museum collection.

The Charity Awards is the Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. It is the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. Read More...

30 May 2019

Birmingham Museums Trust Images made available via new online system

Last year Birmingham Museums took the decision to make images from its out-of-copyright collections freely available under a Creative Commons CC0 licence. Now the Trust is making images easier to access via a new digital asset management system (DAMS), which manages the digital media assets and enables images to be shared online.

In the first year of free access, over 100 academics and researchers have used Birmingham Museums’ images for research and publication at no cost. With the new system in place the Trust expects an even greater take up, as people can now search and download images themselves at Read More...

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23 May 2019

MiniBrum leads May Half Term fun at Birmingham Museums

MiniBrum leads the half term at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum  as children can explore their very own mini city. The excitement continues across Birmingham Museums Trust with a celebration of James Watt’s development of the steam engine at Soho House and a week of Staffordshire Hoard themed happenings at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG). 

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21 May 2019

MiniBrum arrives at Thinktank

MiniBrum, a major new mini city space where children are in charge, will open to the public at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, on Saturday 25 May.

This exciting, interactive child-sized world has been created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups, and features recognisable landmarks, such as the Birmingham canals, Selfridges and the Old Joe Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham. MiniBrum may be smaller than Birmingham itself, but the permanent gallery can accommodate up to 300 people in its 900m2 space. Read More...

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16 May 2019

The Natural History Museum’s Dippy on Tour announced as Partnership of the Year at Museums and Heritage Awards 2019

The Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure’ has won the Partnership of the Year award at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2019, and the team from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery have joined in the celebrations as one of the host venues.

The awards celebrate innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK and overseas. There were 14 categories awarded on the night, of which the Natural History Museum was nominated for three. Read More...

26 Apr 2019

Last chance to see Leonardo da Vinci drawings in Birmingham

Ahead of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on Thursday 2 May, visitors are encouraged not to miss the display of 12 drawings by the Renaissance master currently on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) until Monday 6 May. 

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing has seen over 77,000 visitors since it opened in the city in February. The exhibition is part of a nationwide event by Royal Collection Trust to mark the anniversary with 12 simultaneous exhibitions spanning the UK. Read More...

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17 Apr 2019

Ticket release for Black Sabbath – 50 years exhibition


"It’s an honour to be a part of the Home of Metal. I am just a guy from Birmingham who’s been blessed to have had such dedicated fans throughout my career. Like I’ve always said ‘I am nothing without them’.” Ozzy Osbourne Read More...