About Victorian Radicals

Three generations of British artists, designers and makers revolutionised the visual arts in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris and his circle and the men and women of the Arts and Crafts movement transformed art and design.

Selected from the city of Birmingham's outstanding collection, Victorian Radicals presents vibrant paintings and exquisite drawings alongside jewellery, glass, textiles and metalwork to explore their radical vision for art and society.

Fresh from an award-winning tour of the US, Victorian Radicals is the first comprehensive showing of the city’s Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts collections in Birmingham for over five years. Discover the story of the Pre-Raphaelites themselves and their influence on artists and makers well into the twentieth century – especially in Birmingham itself. Paintings made by artists including Kate Bunce, Joseph Southall and Arthur Gaskin combined the poetry and intensity of the Pre-Raphaelites’ work with a distinctive identity all their own.

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. In the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Pre-book to guarantee entry. Alternatively you can buy tickets on arrival (subject to availability).

This exhibition is organised by Birmingham Museums Trust and the American Federation of Arts. Supported by the Friends of Birmingham Museums.

Ticket Information

£11 Adult
£6 Open Concession (see the Concessions policy)
Child (up to 15) Free

Members, Patrons and Friends of Birmingham Museums Trust can book Free tickets. Become a member.

Art Fund National Art Pass holders can purchase Open Concession tickets for £6 online or at the Gas Hall when the exhibition opens. The Art Pass must be presented with your ticket.

Members of ICOM, the Museum Association and the NMDC reciprocal entry scheme have free entry. Proof of membership must be shown on entry to the Gas Hall. These tickets cannot be bought online.

All other tickets can be bought online, you will not receive an e-ticket instead show your booking confirmation when entering the exhibition.