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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  • August 21, 2017
    This is a self service counter. The staff are polite and helpful. There are a few hot meals as well of a variety of sandwiches as well as hot drinks.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I went there to participate in the GP Birmingham for Magic the Gathering. Spacy, but as you would expect, it is not particularly clean at all times, but that is to be expected when a place holds a mas...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We have returned from an excellent exhibition . My Husband , Son , Daughter In Law , two grandchildren 4 & 5 and myself had a brilliant time it was well thought out and fun . The children left believi...  more »

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