From 17th May, we will reach another phase in the roadmap out of lockdown. You will be able to:

  • Meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors,
  • pubs, restaurants, and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors,
  • up to 30 people can attend weddings or other life events, like christenings,
  • remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas can open.
  • Indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children's play areas can open,
  • performances and large events can restart with limited audience numbers,
  • hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen.
  • International leisure travel may resume 
  • adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can restart!

With that being said it’s time to start reserving your tables, booking your overnight stays and looking at what’s on in our events calendar. Let us get you started with our top ten places to visit first.

1) Ikon Gallery  

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Opening times

Reopening 17 May

Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Bank Holiday Monday, 11am – 6pm

2) Merlin Entertainments

SEA LIFE, The Bear Grylls Adventure, LEGOLAND, Alton Towers, Warwick Castle

Opening times 

Outdoor areas now open, indoors reopening from end of May  May
Please check individual websites.

3) Black Country Living Museum

Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ

Opening times 

Reopening 17 May
Everyday 10am-1pm

4) Midlands Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

Opening times 

Reopening late May
Normal building opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am - 9.45pm

5) Fazenda

55 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AA

Opening times 

Reopening 18 May
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday & Sunday 12pm - 9pm 
Friday & Saturday 12pm - 10pm


54 Cornwall St, Birmingham B3 2DE

Opening times 

Reopening 20 May

Thursdays lunch 12:00 to 3:00pm

Friday & Saturday dinner 5:00pm to 8pm

7) Ghetto Golf

Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA

Opening times 

Reopening 17 May

Monday - Friday: 12pm to 1am
Saturday - Sunday: 11am to 1am​​​​​​

8) The Ivy

67-71 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS

Opening times 

Reopening 17 May

Monday - Thursday: 11.30am-10.00pm (Last booking 9pm)
Friday: 11.30am-10.00pm (Last booking 9pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-10pm (Last booking 9pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 9.00am-10.00pm (Last booking 9pm)

9) NQ64 Arcade Bar

The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4BG

Opening times 

Reopening 17 May

Monday - Friday: 4pm- 2am
Saturday - Sunday: Midday-2am

10) Thinktank Museum

Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Opening times 

Reopening 29 May

During term time Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
During Birmingham school holidays everyday: 10am - 5pm

Last admission is 4pm


Ikon Gallery
IKON Gallery exterior

Ikon is Birmingham's leading contemporary art gallery. Located in a dramatic Victorian building - formerly a boarding school - Ikon presents a regular programme of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars.

Merlin Annual Pass
Themed Attraction
Merlin Annual Pass

Enjoy an incredible year at 32 of the UK’s Top Attractions including The National SEA LIFE Centre and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham.

Black Country Living Museum
Heritage / Visitor Centre
The Black Country Living Museum
Fazenda Birmingham
Fazenda Birmingham

With guests unable to visit the Colmore Row restaurant due to restrictions, the Fazenda team has launched an online shop.

The Ivy Temple Row
The Ivy Temple Row

Located on the bustling Temple Row in central Birmingham, the restaurant makes for an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.

Public House / Bar

Now open - NQ64 situated in Digbeth - Custard Factory combines a strong drink offering with retro gaming. NQ64 Unleash that inner child and get lost in a space full of nostalgia!

Thinktank - Birmingham Science Museum

Thinktank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, offers an enlightening and fun packed day out for the family.



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