Part of the largest independent museum trust in the UK, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery holds an astounding collection of fine art, ceramics, metalwork, and archaeological artifacts. Admission to the museum's permanent collection is free, but major exhibits in Gas Hall may charge a fee. In the museum portion of the 19th-century building, you'll see artifacts relating to the history of industry, as well as images of Buddha and exhibits on local history. The notable art collection in the gallery houses works from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the most extensive collection of Edward Burne-Jones, a celebrated British artist and designer of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, in the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and other Birmingham attractions using our handy Birmingham trip itinerary maker app.
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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reviews
It should be closed until the refurbishment is completed - all the beautiful paintings and displays are gone! There is just a mixed match of photos on the walls. The tea rooms were shabby and the...
It should be closed until the refurbishment is completed - all the beautiful paintings and displays are gone! There is just a mixed match of photos on the walls. The tea rooms were shabby and the... more »
Having regularly visited and enjoyed the food and ambience in the splendid Edwardian Tearooms for many years pre Covid, we were looking forward to a lunch there yesterday ( Friday 2 September 2022...
Having regularly visited and enjoyed the food and ambience in the splendid Edwardian Tearooms for many years pre Covid, we were looking forward to a lunch there yesterday ( Friday 2 September 2022... more »
I always enjoy visiting this museum. Unfortunately it is undergoing substantial renovations at present and so only a couple of galleries ok Plus gift shop and Edwardian Tea rooms are open Having said that, it is still worth visiting since there are some interesting exhibits to inspect. I found the short animated film Child of Empire to be most interesting and moving. There is also an interesting exhibition about cinemas in Birmingham which could well bring back memories. The museum will close in December 2022 and will not open again until 2024 when it is intended to have all of the galleries open
The part of the museum that were open were hit and miss for me, I enjoyed the movie theatre section, but found most of the other exhibits a bit uninspiring, probably because the topics are not of interest to me. I would have liked to have seen the full collection as I believe there is better items currently unavailable due to the ongoing works. I must return one day and see the rest to give it a fair judgement.
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