Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Visiting Birmingham and looking for a place to soak up some culture and history? Why not head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery?
Free to enter and based in the city centre, this is a fantastic place for all the family to enjoy. But what makes this such a great place to spend some time?
It has over 40 galleries
If you are fan of art then it makes sense that you visit this Museum and Art Gallery. With over 40 different galleries with a wide collection of art, you will be delighted to find a range of different time periods and styles.
It has something for everyone
With so many galleries it makes sense that there is going to be a wide variety of different things to see. The gallery is well known as being a place that features Pre-Raphaelite paintings, but this isn’t the only style that is on show. Here you will also find historical displays from the local area as well as the largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold that has ever been found.
It is a great building too
Some people visit the Museum and Gallery simply for the building itself. First opened in 1885, it calls a Grade II listed building as its home and whilst the art work and exhibitions inside are fascinating, the architecture of the building is pretty impressive too.
Whilst your children may not relish the idea of spending time in art gallery, there is so much more to do in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Those who want to learn more about Ancient Egypt will find a fascinating exhibition that includes artefacts from over 3000 years of life within this period. This includes pottery as well as items that the people of the time recognised as relating to death and the afterlife.
The mini museum
Whilst older children can enjoy the main museum and galleries, you may find that smaller visitors find it all a little overwhelming. This is why the Museum created the Mini Museum. Filled to the brim with games, dressing up and storybooks all designed with the under 5s in mind.
What really makes a museum something special is that it not only has great exhibits, but that it has some great facilities too. As well as a well stocked shop that has plenty of gifts and trinkets to remind you of your time here, there is also the Edwardian tea rooms where you can stop and recharge and refuel, in pretty epic settings.
With so much to see, free entry and the ideal city centre location, it is little surprise that Birmingham museum is a popular place for visitors to come to!
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