Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and many more Birmingham attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Birmingham trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 21, 2017
    We visited with two children and they loved the mummies, the sarcophagus and all the Egyptian relics. Loads to see. A good couple of hours well spent!  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    kids loved it educational good few hours out.. free entry..nice that kids can get interactive with some of the exhibitions..  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    The museum and art gallery are very large and to do them justice, you need to spend quite a bit of time going round. Obviously you need to be an art lover, to fully appreciate what is on offer, but as...  more »
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  • Loved this place. Brilliant building, but also some great stuff to see. The cafe is awesome. Ashamed to say I didn't go there when I was a student, but glad we've discovered it now and will definitely be back.
  • Great museum providing insights into how Birmingham has stood the time and how the improvements, modernisation has been adopted along with the pace with which Birmingham has grown into a multi cultural, multi lingual city bustling with so many things happening around. the arts of various centuries provides us with an insight into how the artists and their art works has evolved over the centuries. Birmingham provides for multi faith existence in the city and that is also brilliantly showcased in the museum
  • My first visit to the museum. It's quite large, with a lot to see. I particularly enjoyed the religious exhibition which is on currently (July 2017). Interesting to consider and contrast the history of different religions and learn new things about them.
  • Great place to visit. Free entry and lots to see. Clean and inviting and very friendly staff. Well worth a visit
  • A must visit for anyone in Brum. Free entry to an array of art and history, with a truly awesome interactive walk of Birmingham through the ages. I've visited as a couple, family and lead school trips here. It's always a pleasure to visit. Also regularly has great exhibitions to look out for.

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To experience the best urban attractions available in Birmingham, book your lodgings in the pedestrianized city center. This area is known for its attractive walkways, which provide easy foot access to most tourist sites. Centrally located hotels offer stunning views of the city's skyline and numerous modern amenities, including luxurious spa centers and award-winning restaurants. Staying close to the center will put you in the thick of the action, near all of the city's famous bars and nightclubs. If all you are looking for is a good night's sleep and a warm meal, consider booking your rooms at a family-run B&B in one of the quieter neighborhoods on the outskirts of town.
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