Facilities & Accessibility


  • Bike racks within Chamberlain Square
  • Lockers
  • Shop
  • Edwardian Tearooms and Bridge Café
  • Baby changing
  • Pushchair storage lockers (3rd floor)
  • Picnic area by the Gas Hall reception

Access Information

Please visit the Accessibility Guides website pages for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for more access information and a downloadable guide.

Alternatively download the Access Statement (PDF) for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to help you to plan for your visit.

The Museum

The Museum and Art Gallery is fully accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties. Lift Entrance to the Museum is through the Gas Hall Entrance on Edmund Street.

Guide and Assistance dogs are very welcome within the Museum and Art Gallery.  Drinking bowls are available free of charge from the Edwardian Tearooms.


Birmingham City Council offers dedicated fee parking spaces to blue badge holders on Margaret Street. Please view the Birmingham City Council website for more information on Parking for Blue Badge Holders.


There are accessible toilets on all levels of the Museum and Gallery. They can be found in the following places:

  • Gas Hall
  • Waterhall
  • Round Room
  • Near the start of the Birmingham History Galleries


There are seating areas in all gallery spaces, on each floor of the museum.

Social Stories

Social Stories are guides which aim to prepare individuals with autism for social situations by letting them know what to expect. You can download the Social Story for a visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

We also have Social Stories available for our other venues on each of their websites