Bringing Our Museums to You

While the doors to some of Birmingham Museums venues are closed, there are ways to keep in touch and engaged online, as we bring the museums to you.

Online Events, Lectures and Talks

During the closure period we are hosting a variety of online events Visit  the What's On page to see the full programme that's on offer.

Digital Asset Resource

ER Hughes, Night with her Train of Stars, 1912 (Birmingham Museums)

Thousands of images from the city’s collection are freely available to view, download, and use creatively and new out-of-copyright images continue to be added. The database spans a range of areas from Pre-Raphaelite drawings and prints to historical views of Birmingham and the Midlands. In addition, the archive now features some of our oral history collections too which can be found in the City Sound Archive.

Visit: Digital Asset Resource website.

Take a virtual tour of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Virtual Tour of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The 3D tour gives you the opportunity to visit the permanent galleries of the museum from the comfort of your own home. Be greeted by Sir Jacob Epstein’s Lucifer statue in the Round Room, take a closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard, explore the modern and contemporary art galleries, or marvel at the Victorian architecture of the Industrial Gallery. 

Visit: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - Virtual Tour.

See Inside 

We have taken 360 degree photographs of some of our amazing historic properties so that you can explore the rooms online. Take a look inside Aston HallBlakesley Hall  and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Watch our videos on YouTube

Watch our YouTube channel

Visit the Birmingham Museums YouTube channel where we have a series of object spotlight videos so you can learn more about some of the fascinating artworks on display. There is also an archive of past videos about displays and exhibitions. 

Visit: www.youtube.com/user/BirminghamMAG or see social media for the latest videos.

Visit the Staffordshire Hoard website

Staffordshire Hoard

Step back in time and learn about the discovery of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found via the Staffordshire Hoard website The Staffordshire Hoard collection is owned by Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council on behalf of the nation, and is cared for by Birmingham Museums Trust and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. The website follows the story of the Hoard and how it was discovered and conserved for display. See high resolution images of key pieces from the collection and the replica Staffordshire Hoard helmet.

Visit: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk

Explore our online exhibitions

Webster and Horsfall: 300 years of Innovation exhibition

Explore our exhibitions online via Flickr:

  • Webster & Horsfall exhibition
    The local firm's history is told through archive material, watercolours by Arthur Lockwood & the Science and Industry collection.
  • East meets West exhibition
    Explore 10 winning images which show people, places and objects in and around the West Midlands, and explores the theme of East meets West from simple, every-day subjects, to highly complex cultural identities.
  • Dressed to the Nines exhibition
    Explore going out and dressing up from around 1850 to the present day.
  • Birmingham Revolutions exhibition
    Explore Birmingham’s vibrant and varied history of protest and activism, and the role the city has played in some of the most important campaigns and movements in British history.
  • Inspire20 online exhibition
    See entries to annual our Inspire art competition.
  • Life on Lockdown online exhibition
    See the images our city is sharing during this unique moment in history.
  • Lost Memory Eternalised exhibition
    Artist, writer and philosopher Mustafa Zaman presents images and texts exploring his theories about the body, trauma, history, and politics in Bangladesh and the wider world.

Read our blogs

Keep up-to-date by visiting our blog section.

For Families

Below is a snapshot of some of the resources available for families. You can view all our learning resources via our Schools Learning Resources page.

BMAG for Kids website

BMAG for Kids website

Families and teachers can use our 'BMAG for Kids' online resource. The interactive website is a great place for children to make some exciting discoveries. Join in the fun and find out about: Victorians, World War 2, Egyptians, Romans and Art. The interactive website also contains downloadable printable resources.

Visit our BMAG for Kids website.

School at Home: Kitchen Science Experiments

Kitchen Science

Watch our short Kitchen Science experiment videos for fun ideas to try at home. 

Children's Resources

MiniBrum Colouring Sheet

Download our free resources for families and schools including our Thinktank Colouring Sheets

Social Media

You will find social media links for all venues on their pages, please do follow to keep in touch for the latest news and information.

Support Us

Birmingham Museums is an educational charity. If you’re able to, please consider donating at www.justgiving.com/BirminghamMuseums or text LOVEBMT to 70085 to donate £3.

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