Glass window with University of Birmingham crest

The Exchange

Open to all: Exhibitions. Family-friendly workshops. Conference space. Meeting rooms. Café.

Explore our exhibitions, join us for our family-friendly interactive workshops and see how we're working to tackle local and global challenges with collaboration and change.

Based in the historic old municipal bank located in Centenary Square in Birmingham City Centre, The Exchange is a place for communities to shape ideas and solutions together, to make our cities and regions better places to live, work and learn.

Building opening hours

Monday to Saturday - 08:00 to 17:00 

Café opening hours

Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 16:30

What's On

No upcoming events


Explore our current and past exhibitions online

Abstract microscopic photography of a Graphics Processing Unit resembling a satellite image of a big city
Explore how AI affects your work, home, and health
A portrait of Beverly from the exhibition a place to call home
Find out how research is changing lives
The Air We Breathe exhibition in the vaults of The Exchange building
Discover our past exhibitions online
Three students sat in a discussion

Public Programmes Student Panel

Join our Public Programmes Student Panel at the University of Birmingham – where your voice can help shape the heartbeat of our events, activities, and community engagement efforts at The Exchange, the University’s vibrant city centre venue in Centenary Square.

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know before your visit to The Exchange. Get directions, opening times, parking, and accessibility information.

The cafe at the Exchange
Two people sat having drinks and cake in The Exchange cafe

Explore our cafe

Our Cafe is the ideal place to meet, socialise and relax in the heart of the city.

Hire us for your next event

The Exchange has an array of spectacular spaces for hire: the grand Assembly Room, for ceremonies and press conferences; The Vaults for parties and receptions; the board room for banqueting; and numerous meeting rooms.

A conference room in the Exchange