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Barber Family Summer Festival

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS

Tel: 01214147333

Barber Family Summer Festival


Connect with art through nature and play!

This August families are taking over the Barber! Come along to a free, drop-in session in our outdoor area, explore the building and galleries equipped with resources available in the foyer. Help us re-imagine our spaces and enjoy open-ended creativity and discovery this summer.

Events Include:

Scrap Sculpture Garden
Tuesday 1 & 2 Wednesday August, 11am – 3pm

Colour Box: Down to Earth with Flatpack
Thursday 3 August, 11am – 3pm

Tremendous Textiles with Ruth Turnbull
Friday 4 August, 11am-3pm

Insect Planet with Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre
Saturday 5 August, 11am - 3pm

Printing Natural Forms
Sunday 6 August, 11am – 3pm

Creepy Crawlies Construction with Woodland Tribe
Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 August, 10.30am – 1pm, 2 – 4.30pm



Free. No booking required; drop in anytime.

 All activities are suitable for families with children aged 2 - 12 years old.

 All materials and refreshments are provided.

Parking is available.

We are also accessible by train to University station, or by bus (1A, 61, 63, X20, X21 and X22).  

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate or allergy concerns please get in touch with us.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Free entry


Map & Directions



  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dementia friendly

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, BirminghamMonet, 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…


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