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Stunning images will be unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will feature exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world. Whilst inspiring curiosity and wonder, the images also remind us of the fragility of our planet and our responsibility to protect it.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 49,000 entries from 100 countries, highlighting its enduring appeal. These award-winning images can be seen on display in this fascinating and eye-opening exhibition in Birmingham.

Image credit: © Arshdeep Singh.


Entry to Wildlife Photographer of the Year is ticket only and includes entry to the Museum & Art Gallery. 

Pre-booking a ticket is essential, there is a maximum of 6 tickets per transaction. Please note, online booking is currently closed.

Entry charges:

  • Adult (16+) £7.50
  • Student £3
  • Children (3-15) £3
  • Children (0-2) Free - ticket required

50% off entry prices with Art Fund Pass. One free entry for  Birmingham Museums MembersPlease pre-book a ticket by calling 0121 348 8263 - please note bookings are currently closed.

This exhibition is on display in the spectacular Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Please enter the exhibition using the Gas Hall Entrance on Edmund Street (the Chamberlain Square entrance is exit only). There is a lift available at the Gas Hall for those who need it to access the building. The lift should only be used by one bubble/family group or by one individual at a time.

Safety Information

To help keep you and all museum visitors and staff safe, we ask that you please:

  • Do not enter if you are feeling unwell, have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone that has had the virus in the last 14 days.
  • Wear a face covering inside the building.
  • Use hand sanitiser on entering the building and regularly throughout your visit.
  • Do not pass your phone or printed tickets to our staff. You may be asked for your name and booking number.
  • Do not exceed one bubble/family group in each toilet facility at any one time.
  • Follow the one-way system at all times.
  • Card payments only to limit personal interaction, with contactless preferred.
  • Keep a safe distance from other visitors and staff.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Natural History Museum