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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DH

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

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

Recently Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has also become home to the Staffordshire Hoard. There is a temporary Hoard gallery where objects can be seen on display. A permanent gallery will be developed.

The Birmingham History collections will feature prominently in the new Birmingham History Galleries, due to open in late 2012.

The collections have been Designated as outstanding by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and have local, regional, national and international importance.

Family Friendly:
There are galleries and events specifically designed for families and children. Please look at the For Families page for more information.

Spotlight Sessions:
Put your own object under the spotlight - bring it to the museum for our experts to tell you all about it. Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of each month between 1pm and 3pm. They will take place in the Industrial Gallery on the 2nd floor. Please note that the curators cannot give valuations.


Building Works
There will be gallery closures between 2010 - 2012 as a result of building works. This is a result of the development of the newBirmingham History Galleries on the third floor at BMAG. Please contact us if you would like to check if something is on display before you visit, or if you have any queries about which galleries are effected.

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    ParkingThere is no car park at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, but car parks and pay and display on street parking can be found close by. Parking bays for Blue Badge Holders can be found on Margaret Street, Edmund Street and Newhall Street.

    Public Transport Directions

    Public TransportBirmingham Museum and Art Gallery is accessible via almost every major bus route in the city and is within a short walking distance from New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations. There is also a light railway that runs from Wolverhampton to Snow Hill.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - There is a lift at the Gas Hall entrance on Edmund Street. This lift is to all floors of the museum and is the best entrance for exhibitions in the Gas Hall. There is also a lift to all floors at the Great Charles Street Entrance. This lift can be found in the Learning Zone. On entering the Great Charles Street Entrance turn left into the Learning Zone and down the ramp. View street map which shows lift entrances. Wheelchairs are available for use within the museum.
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - There is no car park at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, but car parks and pay and display on street parking can be found close by. Parking bays for Blue Badge Holders can be found on Margaret Street, Edmund Street and Newhall Street.

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Language Line Visitors can communicate in their own language to ask questions or receive information. Staff will phone the Language Line and visitors will be asked to speak to a linguist. The linguist will be able to act as an interpreter between the visitor and staff member. This service is offered at all sites. Language Line has an extensive network of linguists who can translate up to 150 languages.

    Opening Times

    1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018

    Events

    Saturday, 1 December 2018 - Sunday, 23 December 2018

    Santa’s Grotto - Birmingham Museum and Art GalleryWant to make Christmas extra special this winter, in the heart of Birmingham City lies a festive family grotto with lights that glisten and twinkle with piles of snow and not to forget
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    Saturday, 26 January 2019 - Sunday, 12 May 2019

    TOO CUTE!Rachel Maclean to curate a major new exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery called Too Cute! The exhibition includes a new original film by Rachel Maclean in which she plays a grotesque Care Bear-like creature called ‘Dr Cute’.
    more info

    Tel: 0121 348 8000

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