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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DH

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is now open with a series of pop-up displays and live events that will bring a different feel to the historic building for the Commonwealth Games and Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Animating the Round Room and Industrial Gallery, are Birmingham Music Archive, Fierce, Flatpack Projects, Kalaboration Arts and working in collaboration with Birmingham Museums – Don’t Settle, in partnership with Beatfreeks.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy an Arts Council Collection exhibition curated by Turner Prize-winning and internationally-renowned artist Lubaina Himid CBE. Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City, opens in Birmingham with a selection of local works before touring galleries and museums across the UK.

The museums’ award winning Edwardian Tearooms offer a wide range of delicious food and beverages in a unique and historic setting. It is a great place to meet up with friends and family to enjoy brunch, lunch, coffee and cake or afternoon tea.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery first opened in 1885 and has been through many changes during this time. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building which is currently going through a number of essential infrastructure works to improve the visitor experience and safeguard the collection for generations to come.
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FREE entrance.
Some exhibitions and events may charge.

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      There is no car park at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, but car parks and pay and display on street parking can be found close by. Parking bays for Blue Badge Holders can be found on Margaret Street, Edmund Street and Newhall Street.

      Public Transport Directions

      By Road

      Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located within Chamberlain square in the City Centre of Birmingham. Only minutes from the Bullring and Birmingham Grand Central, the nearest motorways are the M6, M5 and M42.

      The closest car park is Town Hall Car Park which is 5 minutes walk from the museum, it is operated by Birmingham City Council (charges apply). For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B1 1TA. Upon parking and leaving the car park, turn right once exiting on Brunel Street, left on Navigation Street and take the first left again up Hill Street, continuing to Chamberlain Square and the main entrance ahead of you. 

      Blue Badge parking can be found on Margaret Street and Edmund Street which are in close proximity to our Edmund Street lift entrance. 

      By Bus / Metro

      Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located within Chamberlain square in the City Centre of Birmingham and within short walking distance of Colmore Row where a number of city centre buses terminate. The closest bus stops to the museum are for buses 9, X10, 82, 87, 89, 120, 127 and 128. Bus services are operated by National Express West Midlands  . 

      The Midland Metro tram runs from Wolverhampton to Birmingham Grand Central/Birmingham New Street Station every 8-15 minutes, 7 days per week. The closest tram stops are Grand Central (6 minute walk up a slight hill), St Chad's and Bull Street (both an 8 minute fairly flat walk away). Tram services are operated by West Midland Metro .

      By Rail

      The nearest train station is Snow Hill station (less than 10 minutes walk away). Turn right upon leaving Snow Hill Station onto Colmore Row. Walk down Colmore Row until you arrive at Victoria Square. Turn right at the end of the Council House building and the main entrance to the museum will be on your right hand side.

      New Street station (less than 10 minutes walk away). Due to the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station, changes have been made to the entrance/exit points. From New Street Station exit walk up Lower Temple Street and turn left onto New Street. Walk down New Street until you arrive at Victoria Square. The main entrance to the museum will be on your right hand side opposite the Town Hall.

      Facilities

      Accessibility

      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - There is a lift at the Gas Hall entrance on Edmund Street. This lift is to all floors of the museum and is the best entrance for exhibitions in the Gas Hall. View street map which shows lift entrances. Wheelchairs are available for use within the museum.
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - There is no car park at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, but car parks and pay and display on street parking can be found close by. Parking bays for Blue Badge Holders can be found on Margaret Street, Edmund Street and Newhall Street.

      Tours and Demonstrations

      • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Language Line Visitors can communicate in their own language to ask questions or receive information. Staff will phone the Language Line and visitors will be asked to speak to a linguist. The linguist will be able to act as an interpreter between the visitor and staff member. This service is offered at all sites. Language Line has an extensive network of linguists who can translate up to 150 languages.

      Events

      Thursday, 28 April 2022 - Friday, 28 October 2022

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      Opening Times

      28 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
      DayTimes
      Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
      Sunday10:00

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