Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is temporarily closed. This decision has been made in response to the COVID-19 situation.
Find out everything you need to know for your visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery including opening times and how to get here. Plus floor plans, information on family or group visits, audio guides, facilities and accessibility at the museum.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10.30am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
General admission to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is free.
There are exhibitions and events that charge, this information is included in the What's On details.
Please note: Waterhall is no longer a gallery space.
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Children Visiting Us
We welcome unaccompanied children aged 12 or over. Children aged 11 or under will need to be accompanied by a parent, or a guardian aged 16 or over.
All children under 16 wanting to join a guided tour must be accompanied by someone aged 16 or over.
Children will be asked to leave if behaviour is not appropriate and affects exhibits or other visitor’s experiences.
Please be advised that Birmingham Museums reserves the right to undertake searches of bags and personal property, and to refuse entry. Thank you for your cooperation.
How to Get Here
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located within Chamberlain square in the City Centre of Birmingham. Only minutes from the Bullring and Birmingham Grand Central, the nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42.
The closest car park is Town Hall Car Park which is 5 minutes walk from the museum, it is operated by Birmingham City Council (charges apply). For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B1 1TA. Upon parking and leaving the car park, turn right once exiting on Brunel Street, left on Navigation Street and take the first left again up Hill Street, continuing to Chamberlain Square and the main entrance ahead of you.
Blue Badge parking can be found on Margaret Street and Edmund Street which are in close proximity to our Edmund Street lift entrance.
By Bus / Metro
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located within Chamberlain square in the City Centre of Birmingham and within short walking distance of Colmore Row where a number of city centre buses terminate. The closest bus stops to the museum are for buses 9, X10, 82, 87, 89, 120, 127 and 128. Bus services are operated by National Express West Midlands .
The Midland Metro tram runs from Wolverhampton to Birmingham Grand Central/Birmingham New Street Station every 8-15 minutes, 7 days per week. The closest tram stop is Birmingham Town Hall (2 minute walk away). Tram services are operated by West Midland Metro .
The nearest train station is Snow Hill station (less than 10 minutes walk away). Turn right upon leaving Snow Hill Station onto Colmore Row. Walk down Colmore Row until you arrive at Victoria Square. Turn right at the end of the Council House building and the main entrance to the museum will be on your right hand side.
New Street station (less than 10 minutes walk away). Due to the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station, changes have been made to the entrance/exit points. From New Street Station exit walk up Lower Temple Street and turn left onto New Street. Walk down New Street until you arrive at Victoria Square. The main entrance to the museum will be on your right hand side opposite the Town Hall.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located within Chamberlain square in the City Centre of Birmingham. For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B3 3DH. Bike racks are located underneath the bridge to the left of the main entrance.