Museum Collection Centre

The Museums Collection Centre is a 1.5 hectare site that holds 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums’ stored collections under one roof.

Among the hundreds of thousands of objects stored here are steam engines, sculptures, a transport collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, dozens of motorbikes and even a red phone box.

Visiting the Museum Collection Centre

The Museum Collection is only open to the public on 'Open Afternoons' which take place every two weeks on a Friday.

During the Open Afternoon you will see a vast range of objects, often with a real focus on Birmingham and the West Midlands. The contrasting mix of objects and the behind-the-scenes atmosphere at the collections centre make it an intriguing place to explore and discover more about museum stores. 

The Open Afternoons last for up to 1.5 hours.  

Pre-booking is essential.

To book a place on the Open Afternoon please see the Museum Collection Centre Events page for full dates and availability.


Museum Collection Centre,
25 Dollman Street,
B7 4RQ.

Google Map of the Museum Collection Centre.

Behind the Scenes

To find out about the Behind the Scenes work that goes on at the Museum Collection Centre follow the MCC team on Facebook  and Twitter .