Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is renowned for containing part of the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world. It’s additionally notable for its other permanent collections, including the Ancient Egypt Gallery containing artefacts spanning 3,000 years as well as its exhibits focusing on the history and people of Birmingham. Located in the city centre, the Gallery is suitable for adults and kids alike. Its latest addition is the Mini Museum Gallery which is aimed at those who are five years old or under. The Museum also offers a variety of special talks, exhibitions and events, such as Ancient Art Thursdays and ‘Drink & Draw’, an evening event where participants can combine socialising with drawing in the Museum’s Edwardian Tearooms.
General entrance is free; however, there are special events and exhibitions which do charge and these prices are available on the official website. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and on weekends. On Fridays, it opens at 10.30am and closes at 5pm. It is open every day except 24th-26th December and on New Year’s Day. The museum is located in Birmingham City Centre’s Chamberlain Square which is a ten-minute walk from both New Street and Snow Hill train stations. The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport from which you can be at the City Centre’s New Street station in ten minutes if you catch a direct train.
Refresh yourself with afternoon tea in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Edwardian Tearooms. The wonderfully restored tearooms offer tea, brunch and a wide selection of meals, including vegan and gluten-free options.
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There are plenty of things to see and do in Birmingham, including Gas Street Basin, Soho Museum and Cadbury World for the chocolate enthusiasts! If you’d like to indulge in some shopping, don’t miss Birmingham’s Bullring. You’ll also find a wide variety of exhibitions, music and sporting events taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
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