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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Monet, Manet and Magritte; Rubens, Reynold, Renoir, Rossetti and Rodin; Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Van Dyck; Degas, Botticelli and Turner - the galleries at the Grade 1 listed Barber Institute of Fine Arts house an outstanding art collection, with masterpieces by all these major names in the history of art – and many more.

There's also a dazzling coin gallery, housing Europe's most significant collection of Roman, Byzantine and medieval coins, alongside decorative art and sculpture, and changing exhibitions and displays - all in Birmingham's finest Art Deco building. 

The lively learning programme for adults and children can be found on the Barber's website. Explore exciting creations by Birmingham-based artists and organisations, check out upcoming workshops and events, and learn more about the collection with the Tuesday Talks podcast. 

Please note the galleries will be closed on Saturday 8 January for essential maintenance.

Please book your free visit in advance.

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    Sunday, 12 June 2022 - Monday, 12 June 2023

    Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour
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    Friday, 8 July 2022 - Sunday, 25 June 2023

    Paying Respects coin exhibitionPaying Respects: Money and Mortality
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    Monday, 21 November 2022 - Monday, 10 July 2023

    CarracciLiving Traditions: A Director's Acquisitions of Works on PaperThe world-class collection here at the Barber Institute began with drawings.
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    Opening Times

    * Monday - Closed
    Tuesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
    Wednesday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
    Thursday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
    Friday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
    Saturday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00
    Sunday - Opens: 10:00 Closes: 17:00

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