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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.

Opening hours

08:00 to 17:00 - Monday to Saturday

Explore our events at The Exchange

No upcoming events


Explore our past exhibitions online

Visitors in A Place to Call Home
See visitor input from our last exhibition brought to life
a portrait of Beverly from the exhibition a place to call home
Learn about the researchers and explore how research is helping change lives
The Air We Breathe exhibition in the vaults of The Exchange building
Explore the research making a difference in Birmingham

Plan your visit

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

Image of Fellows Coffee Shop at the Exchange.
Fellows Coffee Shop

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.

Image of a conference room in the Exchange.