World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

As seen on TV

As seen on BBC4's Britain's Lost Masterpieces with Dr Bendor Grosvenor and Emma Dabiri, we are displaying two landscapes restored by Simon Gillespie.

Visit galleries 23 and 24 to see the newly attributed work by Jan Breughel the Elder and a landscape previously thought to be made by Thomas Gainsborough. 

Find out more about Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Collections

The collection is one of the city’s greatest cultural assets and a priceless resource for learning, engagement and creativity. 

Most areas of the collection are Designated as being of national importance.

Art Gallery

Birmingham Museums Trust holds the most important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art anywhere in the world, numbering over 3000 paintings, drawings, prints and examples of decorative art and design. The Pre-Raphaelite galleries bring together highlights from this extraordinary collection to tell the story of the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary contribution to British art.

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Also featuring

Contemporary & Modern Art

Explore our modern and contemporary art collections, particularly British art, abstract painting and printmaking.

The Sultanganj Buddha 

The 7th century Buddha was discovered in Bihar in 1861. The 2 metre tall Buddha is unique and was one of the first objects given to the Museum.

Exhibitions

There is a diverse exhibition programme that offers a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.  Find out more on the What's On page.

Art Gallery

The Birmingham School of Art gallery offers an opportunity to discover the vibrant, progressive work produced in the city at the turn of the 19th century by artists including the tempera painter Joseph Southall, painter and metalworker Arthur Gaskin, and women artists and makers including Georgie Gaskin and Kate Bunce.

Find out more about the Birmingham School of Art

Art Gallery

Discover Birmingham’s magnificent collection of Baroque art. Dramatic artistic styles appeared in 17th Century Europe against a backdrop of religious, political and cultural change. Exciting subjects like still-life, landscape and portraiture all developed during this period and an emerging middle-class created an entirely different market for painting.

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FAITH GALLERY

Discover the many faiths that make up Birmingham’s rich and diverse community and explore how different faiths have influenced and shaped the city. Uncover sacred objects used in religious practice and explore the role of faith in places of worship at home, and within our journey through life.

Find out more about Faith in Birmingham

Birmingham's art gallery is one of those hidden treasures waiting for you to discover.
Reviewer, Trip Advisor