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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B3 3DH

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Galleries to Visit
The art gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world.

Discover the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, in its own dedicated gallery.

The Birmingham History collections feature prominently in the 'Birmingham: its people, its history' gallery, which covers the majority of the 3rd floor.

You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt.

In addition to the permanent galleries there is a diverse exhibition programme that offers a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.


Additional Information:

  • There are accessible toilets on all levels and baby change facilities are available for use. There is also a fully accessible first aid room. The main Art Gallery and museum building, Gas Hall and Waterhall are all fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues with lift access to all floors. Wheelchairs are available to borrow and available for use in all areas.
  • Assistance dogs are very welcome and a water bowl is available for use within our Edwardian Tea Rooms.
  • All of our audio visual displays are subtitled and there are several large print gallery interpretations around the building.
  • Private Tours available
  • Groups: Min pax 15, Max pax 50

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    * Dates: All year round
    Days: Monday - Sunday
    Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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