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

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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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22Jul

Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture

Dates
Friday 22 July (11:00) - Saturday 5 November 2022 (17:00)
Location
Library of Birmingham, The Gallery
Description
This exhibition invites audiences to immerse themselves in the unique story of the People's Shakespeare Library.
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25Sep

Orchestral Taster Sessions: Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 25 September 2022 (11:00-13:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
Orchestral musicians from across the University are invited to try out this taster session with Director of Orchestral Studies, Daniele Rosina.
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5Oct

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Dates
Wednesday 5 October 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
A roundtable discussion on the place of the eighteenth-century Midlands in wider global and imperial histories, and how we explore and interpret those connections in our local heritage today.
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5Oct

Isata Kanneh-Mason

Dates
Wednesday 5 October 2022 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
Our 2022/23 season is opened in style with the award-winning and captivating pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason.
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7Oct

First Encounters: Musical Journeys From The First Age of Globalisation

Dates
Friday 7 October 2022 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
This performance explores music which spanned the continents of Europe and Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries, including music from the Ming and Qing dynasties played on the Chinese guzheng and harpsichord.
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9Oct

Orchestral Taster Sessions: Baroque-Classical Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 9 October 2022 (18:00-21:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
Your opportunity to try out our period/early music orchestra: Baroque-Classical Orchestra directed by Professor Andrew Kirkman.
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14Oct

Iyad Sughayer

Dates
Friday 14 October 2022 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
Chosen as "One to Watch" by International Piano Magazine, Iyad makes his Barber Concerts debut with this performance.
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21Oct

Mithras Trio

Dates
Friday 21 October 2022 (13:00-14:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - The Bramall
Description
Praised for their "exquisite phrasing", "full-blooded commitment" and "bold, passionate colours", the Mithras Trio is fast growing a reputation as one of the next generation's most exciting piano trios.
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