28 Sep 2018

Women Power Protest – new exhibition opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in November

Feminist artists who have explored protest, social commentary, and identity in their work, will be showcased in a major new contemporary art exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this November (10th November 2018 – 31st March 2019). In the anniversary year for women’s suffrage, this exhibition asks just how much has changed for women?

Women Power Protest includes bold contemporary artworks from over 55 artists drawn largely from the Arts Council Collection, along with pieces from Birmingham’s collection. The Arts Council Collection National Partnership exhibition looks at the experiences of becoming and progressing as a woman amongst varying degrees of opportunity and oppression in relation to race, class, geography and sexuality. Read More...

20 Sep 2018

Dinosaur-sized impact - A quarter of a million Dippy visitors spent £4.2m in Birmingham

Dippy has left Birmingham, but the huge impact of the exhibition has now been revealed. Over a quarter of a million people visited Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), spending £4.2million in the city during its 107 day run.

The record-breaking exhibition is BMAG’s most successful ever temporary exhibition with 255,548 visitors from 26 May - 9 September 2018. Research shows that the direct economic impact of these visitors on the city is almost £1.7million , bringing additional spend to local businesses, shops, restaurants and hotels.    Read More...

12 Sep 2018

Adult and Toddler Ticket Offer

Head to Thinktank during Birmingham term-time and take advantage of big savings with our new adult and toddler (3-5 years old) ticket offer.

The adult and toddler ticket enables you to marvel at everything Thinktank has to offer at the great value price of just £15. You can learn while having fun in our hands-on Kids City, then explore science in the interactive Science Garden. Experience the mighty machines that powered Birmingham’s industrial past, then gaze at the stars in our planetarium. Read More...

29 Aug 2018

Final days to see Dippy on Tour in Birmingham

As Dippy on Tour enters its final days at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), visitors are encouraged to see the record-breaking exhibition before it finishes on Sunday 9th September.

So far over 215,000 people have visited Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure in Birmingham, which makes its BMAG’s most successful temporary exhibition to date. Read More...

2 Aug 2018

Update from Birmingham Museums Trust

The redevelopment of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is an ambitious project which will create a museum fit for 21st century Birmingham. This is an ideal time for Birmingham Museums Trust to look at redeveloping the museum, as Birmingham City Council is planning major modernisation works to the Council House complex.

For more information about the redevelopment please see our Frequently Asked Questions. Read More...

1 Aug 2018

Birmingham land earmarked for new world-class cultural centre

• A site in Yardley has been agreed as the potential location for a new collection and cultural centre, led by Birmingham Museums Trust.• A publicly accessible storage facility is proposed to house the city’s internationally important museum collection, so the people of Birmingham can engage with it in new and exciting ways.• Local residents are an important part of the plans and Birmingham Museums wants to hear from them about what they would like to do in the new facility.Proposals for a new centre for heritage, community arts, learning and skills development led by Birmingham Museums Trust, have taken a step forward this week as a plot in the east of the city has been approved for regeneration by Birmingham City Council. 

The plans will transform the agreed site, the closed Pool Way Shopping Centre on Meadway, in Yardley, which is currently underutilised.  Read More...

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27 Jul 2018

Body Image and Identity explored in new Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exhibition

Works from artists including Donald Rodney, Gillian Wearing, Helen Chadwick, Francis Bacon and Barbara Walker form part of a new experimental exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery which explores underrepresented stories of body image and identity.

Within and Without: Body Image and the Self, open now until 1st February 2018, examines the questions, anxieties and stereotypes faced when trying to attain the ideal body we see reflected in public spaces.  Read More...

23 Jul 2018

Record breaking Dippy exhibition kicks off a summer of fun at Birmingham Museums

Summer fun at Birmingham Museums has begun as the Dippy on Tour exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) has welcomed its 100,000th visitor! With a host of events and activities across Birmingham Museums’ sites, it’s set to be an exciting summer holiday ahead.

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast continues his residency in Birmingham throughout the school holidays until 9th September as part of Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.  Read More...

2 Jul 2018

MJQ Jeweller in Residence 2018/19

We're pleased to announce this exciting competition to become the first Jeweller in Residence at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. The competition is open to graduates of the Birmingham School of Jewellery.

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Read More...

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29 Jun 2018

New trustees appointed to Birmingham Museums Trust board

Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the UK’s largest independent museums trusts, has today announced the appointment of four new trustees to its board, following the release of its ambitious Ten-Year Strategy.

Announced by Chair Ian Grosvenor, the new trustees will work with the other members of the board and the senior management team, to help drive the organisation forwards with expertise in marketing, communications, business development and the arts.  Read More...