Birmingham Museum And Art GalleryCurrently Closed
- Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1213488007
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition
Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery - Review
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is one of the best kept secrets of the city. Situated in the city centre, what makes this place so unique is its huge collection of fine arts, ceramics, metal work, jewellery, artefacts from archaeology, ethnography as well as Birmingham’s local and industrial past, all of which are of immense global importance. It also houses an impressive collection of rare paintings from the Pre Raphaelite and Victorian eras, not to mention a sprawling decor which qualifies the museum itself as a work of art.
The Museum and Art Gallery was first opened in 1885, and the building it is housed in is as much a masterpiece as the numerous displays inside. In fact, you can spot some exquisite sculptures over the entrances to the museum itself. Be sure to take at least a few good hours off if you want to experience the Museum in its full glory. Some of the exhibits are so enchanting, that you may just find yourself glued to a particularly interesting painting for a lot longer than you think!
You will find that the arts and objects in the Museum span over seven centuries of European and World culture. So if you're a lover of Greek, Roman or Egyptian history, this is one place that will not disappoint you.
One of the best things about the Museum is that they house many brilliant temporary exhibits on various fields.
The Art Gallery has an extensive collection of paintings, from some of the most renowned painters Europe has produced.
You will also be impressed by their range of artefacts, including coins from the Middle Ages and a number of relics from Ancient India, Cyprus, Egypt and Classical Greece that are over two thousand years old.
Once you're finished exploring this majestic Museum, you can take a nice evening stroll along the Birmingham streets outside. You can also reminisce about the marvellous day you just had in one of the many delicious eateries that you find along the way. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Birmingham itinerary 1 day.
Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery Information
- Avoid getting there too late as they are quite particular about the 5:00 pm closing time, which could lead to a rush.
- Don’t forget to visit the gift shop, as they have a range of good quality souvenirs at reasonable prices.
- The food and drink service is good, and although there are no drinks for the little ones, the staff is quite helpful and may be able to assist you with the same.
- There is no car park, but you can use the designated street parking or a pay and park, both of which are close by.
- Remember to visit the newly refurbished Tea Room, a cosy nook where you can enjoy your evening tea in classic English fashion.
- Allow yourself plenty of time if you’re planning to see the full museum, as it is a lot bigger and absorbing than you think!
- Due to the vast expanse of the museum, time your visit to each exhibit to experience them all in one day.
- The art gallery is famous for its collection of Pre Raphaelite paintings, which is a must for any visitor.
- Keep checking the official website to stay updated as they are always setting up new exhibits that may be open while you’re visiting.
Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery Ticket Prices
- Although entrance is free, there is usually an entry charge at the Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum.
- Some exhibitions and events inside the premises may charge a ticket price.
Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery Hours
- Open on all bank holidays.
How To reach Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery by Public Transport
- Bus Nos: 9, 10, 22, 23, 23A, 24, 29, 29A 120, 127, 128, 129, 140, 141. Stop: Art Gallery
- Tram: Midland Metro stop Snow Hill
- Walking distance from New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations.
- Light Railway: Wolverhampton to Snow Hill
Restaurants Near Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery
- Nando’s Chicken
- Asha’s Contemporary Indian Bar & Restaurant
- Bodega Bar & Cantina
- Bella Italia
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Things to Know Before Visiting Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery
59.86% of people who visit Birmingham include Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
87.5% of people start their Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery
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Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery, Birmingham Reviews
First time we have visited with a group ranging in age from 2 to 40 odd. Fantastic exhibition of Dippy the dinosaur taking place, great to see kids so interested in non screen based stuff! The exhibition was completed by a fabulous chap dressed up in a dinosaur costume who was really smiley and jolly with the little ones. The art and exhibits are also really interesting and well laid out in a beautiful building. I'm sure that you could spend a good few hours having a delve. Also had a good if busy café.
Visited for Dippy the Dinosaur. Great exhibition, lived in the area my entire life and didn't realise all the other exhibitions they have here. Definitely worth exploring. Our 2 young children loved it! Easily accessible with lift access to upper floors which was great for our pushchair. They provide headphones if your little ones get a bit stressed with loud noises in the exhibitions. Excellent staff and customer service.
Fantastic place! We have been here quite a few times, this time was to visit Dippy the dinosaur, the exhibition was absolutely brilliant, there were lots of information about Dippy which was really interesting to all of us. The rest of the museum is very informative and my 10yr old daughter loves to look at all the art. Can't recommend this place enough and the fact that it's free entry is music to any parent during school holidays!
Say hi to Lucy on your way into the museum. Lucifer from paradise lost is the closest a person came to seeing the truth. Lucifer cared for humanity and stood up to his father dividing the angels in an endless war. Forcing us to choose sides. He represents the anxiety within us. When you see Lucy, acknowledge his sacrifice on our behalf and enjoy the riches he brought through struggle because art is only borne through suffering and it's time we put an end to that. THIS WORLD SHOULD BE FUN!
Great place for a day out and learn about history, culture, animals, mummies and more! It's free and easily accessible. There is a souvenir shop inside. Need good few hours to go through the whole museum and art gallery. There is also a section on Birmingham's history. Kids activities are available. If you need lift access then the entrance is different to the main one. Strongly recommend to visit if you're into history, arts and culture.