Culture on campus

On campus, Birmingham has a variety of fantastic cultural offerings, including museums, galleries and collections. Make sure you explore all of the culture on campus, whether you have a spare hour between lectures, or an afternoon free.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

One of Birmingham’s Finest Art Deco buildings, found right on campus. You can explore the galleries at your leisure and sit in on guest lectures on a variety of topics. The Barber has a huge list of events throughout the year and a variety of special exhibitions.

The Bramall Music Building

Built in 2012, the Bramall Music Building is home to a 450 seat auditorium, and hosts fantastic events from research talks, to concerts and comedy shows throughout the year.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology

Recently shortlisted among five museums for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2017, the Lapworth is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK, full of fantastic exhibitions and collections - including a real dinosaur skeleton!

Winterbourne House and Garden

The University’s own botanical gardens is a stunning and relaxing oasis, perfect for a quiet few minutes wandering around the gardens, or relaxing for lunch. It’s also free for University of Birmingham students.

Cadbury Research Library

Home to the University’s Special Collections and is responsible for directly supporting the University’s research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections.

Research and Cultural Collections

The University of Birmingham has thousands of objects cared for by the Research and Cultural Collections department with regular activities, events and exhibitions for staff, students and the public throughout the year.

Sculpture trail

Works of sculpture are key features of our Edgbaston campus. You can discover a wealth of styles, materials and ideas on our sculpture trail, which is free to enjoy at any time, and on any day of the year!