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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