Audio Guides

We are delighted to launch two new audio guides that will allow you to experience Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in a new way.

The audio guides are available to hire for £3 from the vestibule reception desk. A security deposit is required (credit or debit card).

Treasures of the Museum Audio Guide

The Treasures of the Museum audio guide is a great way to see and hear about some of our favourite objects from Birmingham’s collection. The guide features 20 objects including the Pre-Raphaelites and the Staffordshire Hoard. The audio tour lasts for approximately one hour.

The audio guide is available in seven languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German and Chinese.

Be Mindful Audio Guide

The 30 minute audio guide leads you through the museum taking in fantastic works of art, but inviting you to use the art to support a mindful practice.

Designed and narrated by Adam Dacey, the founder of Mindspace, the tour gives you an opportunity to be peaceful and present while learning techniques you can take away and use in your daily life. Stops on the tour include landmark paintings like Monte Civita by Elijah Walton, a very prominent feature in the Round Room, to lesser known works, such as The Mouth of an Estuary by George Lambert, which you may have never noticed before.

Visitor Feedback

“A wonderful experience - give your mind peace looking at some beautiful artwork - beneficial for everyone. Mindspace audio tour - brilliant!” Museum visitor.

“10/10 the most wonderful blend of sight, together with sound to create a positive, peaceful experience. How to completely let go of all stress and anxiety within a matter of minutes. Definitely worth a visit!” Museum visitor.