Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is now open with a series of pop-up displays and live events that will bring a different feel to the historic building for the Commonwealth Games and Birmingham 2022 Festival

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery first opened in 1885 and has been through many changes during this time. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building which is currently going through a number of essential infrastructure works to improve the visitor experience and safeguard the collection for generations to come.

It is the first time since October 2020 that visitors will be able to return to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and to mark the occasion the galleries are being handed over to some of the city’s most exciting creatives who have responded to the theme of ‘This Is Birmingham’.

The Edwardian Tearooms, Round Room, Industrial Gallery, Gallery 10, Bridge Gallery and the Shop will reopen seven days a week, 10am - 5pm. 

The five displays in the Round Room and Industrial Gallery will bring together themes such as culture identity, community, and media, with new objects on display and live events as well as space for visitors to join in and contribute. See the What's On page for full details of exhibitions and events.

The Bridge Gallery will also reopen to showcase a selection of gems from the civic collection and invite feedback on what people want to see from the museum when it reopens fully.

The partial reopening will take place while the essential electrical works programme continues safely in other areas of the building. The areas reopening in 2022 will close again in December 2022 to allow maintenance work to continue before the building reopens fully in 2024.