Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. When the building is fully open, there are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Galleries to Visit

At the present time the majority of the level two galleries are open to the public.  There is much to see, including art spanning eight centuries, from Renaissance masterpieces through to Pre-Raphaelite favourites and stunning works by major modern British artists.

Find out more about some of the galleries you can visit on the Highlights page.

The level three galleries and the Staffordshire Hoard gallery are currently closed. These can be explored online via the BMAG virtual tour. Take a look inside of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The number of people who can visit at any one time is being managed to ensure that social distancing can take place. For this reason we are asking you to pre-book your free timed tickets to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.


In addition to the permanent galleries there is a diverse exhibition programme that offers a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.

Find out about current and future exhibitions at the Museum and Art Gallery on the  What's On  page.

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