Day Visit for Heritage and Culture

Heritage & Culture

From jewellers, churches and the origins of Cadbury’s chocolate, to the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Birmingham's history has created some outstanding heritage attractions for you to discover, explore and enjoy. A full list can be found here.

Morning: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
First opened in 1885, the museum holds centuries of European history and culture and is home to art collections of international importance, there is also a celebration of local and industrial history in the ever-changing exhibitions. With the most highly valued hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold, the largest known complete Indian bronze sculpture and a whole collection of Egyptian mummies and coffins there is something for everyone at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Lunch: The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre
A seasonal menu is served from 12noon each day at The Old Joint Stock, where stepping inside take you back in time to Victorian splendour. The pies are legendary, the service friendly and the staff attentive.

Afternoon: Birmingham Back to Backs
The Birmingham Back to Backs are perfectly placed for an afternoon in the city. 52 and 54 Inge Street are two of the eleven small houses that make up Birmingham’s last surviving courtyard of Back to Back houses. Moving from the 1840s through to the 1970s, discover the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work.
Please note: Admission to the Back to Backs is by guided tour only.

Evening: The Electric Cinema
Established in 1909, The Electric Cinema on Station Street is the oldest working cinema in the country. It shows an envious programme of new releases, vintage classics and the best of world cinema in comfort and style.

 

 

 

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Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Shopping

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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