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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Congreve Passage | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
+44 121 348 8007
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Excellent, a bit of everything

This museum and art gallery was really great. Best to start on the top floor - Birmingham history... read more

Reviewed today
Hard to get to. Hard to navigate.

Not a place to try to get to on a drizzly day - current building works make navigation difficult... read more

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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past. Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard. Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.
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Congreve Passage | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
+44 121 348 8007
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Reviewed today

This museum and art gallery was really great. Best to start on the top floor - Birmingham history - and work downwards. They have great paintings from most periods and the ground floor has modern art - which gets you thinking. When we went in...More

Thank Mazzer72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a place to try to get to on a drizzly day - current building works make navigation difficult. Once inside some galleries were closed, again making navigating tricky. The Staffordshire Hoard was interesting and I would have liked more information on display. Loved listening...More

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

A bit tricky to find due to the construction, but you will eventually get there. There is a lift to access all floors. Free entry. Small cafe, lots of toilets. Really enjoyed the art exhibits. The layout was a bit choppy.

Thank Challenger01
Reviewed 4 days ago

There was a dreadful modern art thing in the gas room - but aside form that the place is full of wonderful exhibits - histories of Birmingham and the world. Bu I went to see the beautiful Pre-Raphaelites- stunning stuff. and a glorious Russell Flint...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lmy. Children who are 4 and 8 have been a few times and thet love it. I still cant believe its all free which is fab. It is great for all ages as there is something for everyone. When we went they had the bear...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good for all ages ,lots to see clean and spacious, friendly staff, good access with lifts , Café large but a bit difficult to locate signs to it were a bit lacking had to explore a bit to find it ,

Thank jjoj56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found this a little hard to access with all of the development work going on. But make the effort, it's free and there are some great works to take in.

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 6 days ago

A place many people walk past and never bother to visit. It has lots of modern exhibits plus the Staffordshire Hoard and the largest collection of pre-raphaelite painting apart from London. There are lunchtime talks for a nominal fee or just wander round. There is...More

Thank karendC8523ZI
Reviewed 6 days ago

Building works around and about don't help access but as a local I'm used to it and the Museum and Art Gallery itself. Was really excited a few years ago when the Birmingham Galleries opened but now they don't quite do the same. Broken things...More

Thank brianthelion
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful collection, well presented and accessible, apart from some stairs for friends with dodgy knees. Helpful and informative staff. An enjoyable visit. The tearooms are very good. Entranced is free

Thank jojo282015
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Response from Haywarn | Reviewed this property |
They moved it to London? A shame I agree :(
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Response from Sandra G | Reviewed this property |
Hi I normally go in by the main entrance there are steps there, I am aware I of assisted enterance, I have seen wheelchair users within the venue and there are lifts I hope this helps