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National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

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Explore over 250 hectares (610 acres) of convention space at National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The UK’s largest exhibition center, the space consists of 20 interconnected halls and hosts over 500 events a year, including major concerts, traveling expositions, and seasonal festivals. Watch your favorite band perform at the music arena, which has a capacity of 16,000, or attend a specialty craft show to buy handmade souvenirs. Parking is available on site and a free shuttle is available to take you from your car to the venue. Plan your visit to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is a great venue in relation to location. It is not the easiest to navigate around the NEC and locating the right car park and hall but the staff were helpful. There are food options available on s...  more »
  • This is a great venue for the BBC Gardners World show and we had a great day at both the gardners section and the food show as well. There are a plethora of food stands, trucks and fixed eating arreas...  more »
  • Visting for UKGE 2017 - great as always. Staff helpful. Food and praking overpriced but this is standard in places like that.  more »