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National Exhibition Centre

National Exhibition Centre, North Avenue, Birmingham, B40 1NT
NEC Birmingham

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The National Exhibition Centre is the UK’s number one venue for exhibitions, meetings and conferences.

The NEC welcomes 2.3 million guests and hosts 500 events every year, ranging from seasonal shows to retail & fashion, there’s an event or show for every occasion or interest!

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of food and drink on offer to keep you going throughout your busy visit.

Set on the picturesque Pendigo Lake alongside Resorts World and Bear Grylls Adventure, this is the perfect location if you’re looking to be entertained.

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Free entry


Map & Directions

Road Directions

You’ll find us clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get close, then follow the signs when you see them.

When you arrive at the NEC, look out for the show name you're visiting on our signs. After parking, simply jump on our free shuttle bus, or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.

Our post code will not take you to the car park for your event, so please follow signage.

Public Transport Directions

Getting to us by train is brilliantly easy as the NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station.
Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.


Target Markets

  • Family Fun


Thursday, 16 February 2023 - Sunday, 19 February 2023

BoatLife ExhibitionBoatLifeBoatLife is the show for you if you are looking to buy a boat under 40m, you'll be spoilt for choice with over 100 different boats on display. From RIBS to narrowboats to fishing boats and powerboats there is something for everyone.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2023 - Sunday, 26 February 2023

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show - TentsCaravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2023Come along to the UK's largest showcase of motorhomes, campervans, caravans, caravan holiday homes and luxury lodges. Plus, tents of all shapes and sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof.
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Friday, 24 February 2023 - Sunday, 26 February 2023

Bunkered Live - Tiger ChipBunkered Live
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Sunday, 26 February 2023 - Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Printwear & Promotion LIVE - ShoppingPrintwear & Promotion Live!Printwear & Promotion LIVE! returns to the NEC in 2023 and is back to its more usual date at the end of February, Sunday 26th – Tuesday 28th February.
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Friday, 3 March 2023 - Sunday, 5 March 2023

The National Wedding ShowThe National Wedding Show
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Saturday, 4 March 2023 - Sunday, 5 March 2023

The National Equine Show 1The National Equine ShowThe National Equine Show is a premium shopping event for people who love horses. Set over two days the Show is filled with inspiring speakers, interactive features, skills workshops and some of the best brands in the equine world.
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Thursday, 9 March 2023 - Sunday, 12 March 2023

Crufts - WinnerCruftsPlease note, Resorts World Arena is open later - refer to the programme
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Thursday, 16 March 2023 - Sunday, 19 March 2023

Fashion & Embroidery Fashion & EmbroideryFashion & Embroidery started life as a modest one-day event in Harrogate. Fast forward to 2023 and it is more vibrant and exciting than it has ever been.
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Thursday, 16 March 2023 - Sunday, 19 March 2023

Sewing for PleasureSewing for pleasure with Fashion & EmbroideryIf you have a passion for sewing, knitting, patchwork or stitching then Sewing For Pleasure is the place for you.
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Thursday, 16 March 2023 - Sunday, 19 March 2023

The Creative Craft ShowThe Creative Craft ShowThe Creative Craft Show is back for the first of three NEC Birmingham shows in 2023!
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Saturday, 18 March 2023 - Sunday, 19 March 2023

The National Outdoor Expo - Image 1The National Outdoor ExpoThere's something for everyone at the National Outdoor Expo. Be inspired and motivated by some of the world's greatest outdoor enthusiasts.
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Thursday, 23 March 2023 - Sunday, 26 March 2023

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 1The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show
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Friday, 24 March 2023 - Saturday, 25 March 2023

Dyslexia Show - ExhibitorDyslexia ShowDyslexia Show is the event for everyone with dyslexia or neurodiversity as well as the people, businesses and organisations supporting and working with them. Join us and connect with the community.
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Friday, 24 March 2023 - Sunday, 26 March 2023

Practical Classics - Vintage CarsPractical Classics Classic Car & Restoration ShowThe Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the show to attend whether you are looking to reignite your passion for cars, finish a restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display.
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Tuesday, 28 March 2023 - Tuesday, 28 March 2023

IntraLogisteX logoIntraLogisteXWith over 150 exhibitors showing new products and services in materials handling, packaging, sortation, warehouse automation, infrastructure and management, IntraLogisteX is the key annuanl event for people who manage warehouses and distribution centres.
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Friday, 7 April 2023 - Monday, 10 April 2023

Insomnia Gaming Festival VisitorsInsomnia Gaming Festival #I70
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Saturday, 22 April 2023 - Sunday, 23 April 2023

UKTTA TATTOO CONVENTION - Examples 1UKTTA Tattoo Convention
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Friday, 12 May 2023 - Sunday, 14 May 2023

The Baby Show - Live TalkThe Baby Show with Lidl GBThe UK's best-loved pregnancy, baby and parenting event - The Baby Show with Lidl GB - is back at NEC Birmingham, 12-14 May 2023!
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Saturday, 27 May 2023 - Sunday, 28 May 2023

Halal Food Festival - VisitorsThe National Halal Food Festival & Lifestyle Show
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Thursday, 15 June 2023 - Sunday, 18 June 2023

BBC Gardeners World - Monty DonBBC Gardeners' World Live*Not all experts appear on all days.
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Opening Times

* Monday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 18:00
Tuesday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 18:00
Wednesday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 18:00
Thursday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 18:00
Friday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 18:00
Saturday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 17:00
Sunday - Opens: 09:00 Closes: 17:00

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