Museums and attractions

More than a century after the University of Birmingham was established to unlock the global potential of a progressive city, we remain committed to ensuring our national and global influence while remaining at the heart of the city’s renaissance. Our campus is home to a wealth of historical, scientific and cultural assets open to our community. We welcome you to visit, be inspired, expand your knowledge and enjoy.

Getting here

Lots of people sitting on the grass in the sunshine outside the Bramall Music Building

Explore the best travel options for getting to our Edgbaston campus during the Commonwealth Games.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Two visitors to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts looking at Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'The Blue Bower' painting

Opening times
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00
(closed Mondays)
Free admission

Winterbourne House and Garden

The Japanese Bridge at WInterbourne House and Garden stretching over water covered in lily pads

Opening times
10:30 – 17:00 (Mar - Oct)
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

A toddler walking into the Lapworth Museum with the Allosaurus skeleton towering in the distance

Opening times
Monday to Friday - 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 - 17:00


Cultural Programme

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24Mar

Ceremony: Pop Comes to Campus

Dates
Thursday 24 March (09:00) - Friday 28 October 2022 (19:00)
Location
Foyer - Bramall Music Building
Description
Researchers are ripping open the pages of the student newspapers, exploring the gig culture on campus, and curating a public exhibition featuring archive material in partnership with Birmingham Music Archive.
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4Apr

Creativity and Curiosity

Dates
Monday 4 April (00:00) - Wednesday 31 August 2022 (17:00)
Location
Alan Walters Building
Description
Explore an exhibition of unique artwork selected from the international art-science project, Creativity and Curiosity.
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2Jul

Stanford's Requiem

Dates
Saturday 2 July 2022 (19:00-20:30)
Location
Symphony Hall - Birmingham
Description
125 years on from the premiere, we join forces with University of Birmingham Voices to bring the forgotten masterpiece of Stanford's Requiem back home.
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5Jul

BBC World Questions: What is the Commonwealth For?

Dates
Tuesday 5 July 2022 (19:30-22:30)
Location
B15 2TT, Birmingham, Teaching and Learning Building Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
Join us for a special edition of BBC World Questions, What is the Commonwealth For? and have your say in a debate that will be heard around the world.
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5Jul

My Commonwealth Story Festival

Dates
Tuesday 5 July (09:00) - Thursday 7 July 2022 (18:30)
Location
Arts Building, Arts Building (Building R16 on the Edgbaston Campus Map)
Description
My Commonwealth Story is a four-day celebration created by Birmingham Stories. The campaign aims to raise literacy levels and change the life stories of young people and adults across the city.
Family Morning _ The Magic of Trees 6 July
6Jul

Family Morning: The Magic of Trees 6 July 2022

Dates
Wednesday 6 July 2022 (10:00-12:00)
Location
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
Responding to our Print Bay Display, Taking Root, Georgina invites parents, carers and pre-schoolers to join her across a series of three practical, playful plant-dyeing sessions.
University of Birmingham Aerial Campus Tour

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