You're a Culture Vulture!

You love a good book and might even sport a dashing red fez whilst reading it. In the background your favourite classical record is playing at low volume and perched on the arm of your antique leather reading chair sits a plate of soft cheese; on the other an aged glass of red...


When not reading you occasionally watch TV– but only to play films from your extensive collection, which consists mainly of foreign titles and documentaries. If you go out in the evening it is to attend a private view and you can spot a Monet from a Manet from 200 yards.

You are often described using the following adjectives - specialist, connoisseur and authority. You like this.

Oh... and you are not averse to wearing a cravat.

Birmingham is the ideal location for you - world-class art galleries and collections, original drama and culturally diverse performing arts, come and be inspired this year!

Visit our Heritage and Culture section to discover more.


Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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What's on

Search for places, events & accommodation...

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Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

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Festivals & events

Sporting highlights

All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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

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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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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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Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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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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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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