Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) - With over 40 galleries and a diverse exhibition programme, BMAG houses Europe’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Discover the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard, explore the Birmingham History collections, and view collections spanning seven centuries of European and World history, including Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt.
Thinktank Science Museum - Just a stone’s throw away if your tastes are more science-based than art, the family-friendly Thinktank is found inside the impressive Millennium Point building, with hands-on exhibits and historical collections that show off the science of the world all around us.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts – the University’s very own fine art gallery right on campus opposite the Guild of Students, the Barber is housed in one of Birmingham’s finest Art Deco buildings and is home to a variety of exhibitions and events. The world-class collections aim to create inspirational opportunities for learning and enjoyment for our students and the wider public.
Ikon Gallery - Located in Brindleyplace in the city centre, the Ikon displays fantastic contemporary art and exhibitions from a variety of modern artists.Museum of the Jewellery Quarter- A ‘perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter’, this museum tells the remarkable story of Birmingham’s history and the exquisite jewellery and metalworking heritage.
Sarehole Mill – If you’re a Tolkein fan, you know that the Midlands is littered with inspiration for the Lord of the Rings. Tolkein lived opposite Sarehole Mill and later stated how the mill and surrounding area inspired the Shire. The Mill has been on site since 1542 and in the 1850s a steam engine was installed. The Mill has lots of events on, and activities to enjoy for a great rural day out.
Soho House - Check out this beautiful Georgian house, also the favourite meeting place of the Lunar Society, who would meet every month on the night of the full moon to dine, conduct experiments and discuss philosophical matters. It was however originally home to Matthew Boulton, and you can view some of his products from the nearby factories including belts, buckles, clocks and vases.
Birmingham Back-to-Backs – Step back in time, and see what life was like for those who put our city on the map. The Back-to-Backs are one of Birmingham’s most cherished National Trust properties. If you go visit in a group, you’ll really experience what life was like for residents who were crammed into the literally back-to-back houses.
St Pauls Gallery - The world’s leading retailer in signed limited edition album cover fine art, so not to be missed if music is your passion! Located in the city's historic Jewellery Quarter.