Since it opened in 1885 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, situated in Chamberlain Square, has housed and displayed works of art, historical and archaeological artefacts and explored cultures from around the world.
It has long been a popular place to spend some quality time, from admiring the impressive collection of art and learning about all aspects of our history, to relaxing with a cuppa in the beautiful surroundings of the Edwardian Tea Rooms.
Although the Museum itself doesn’t offer parking, B4 Car Park is less than 10 minutes walk away and offers competitive tariffs and a safe, clean place to leave your car.
If you’re thinking of visiting Birmingham, the Museum has a varied programme of exhibitions for the second half of 2019, which we’ve summarised below.
Collecting Birmingham: Who is Birmingham?
18 Apr – 27 Oct 2019
Discover new collections that reflect the experiences of diverse Birmingham people – from working lives, to community activists and protest movements. The Collecting Birmingham project has gathered objects and oral histories over the past three years, focusing on stories of people from Aston, Soho, Nechells and Ladywood.
The exhibition will not only showcase the objects that have been collected during the project but, more importantly, it will highlight the people of Birmingham who have generously contributed their stories, and who have shared difficult and complex histories and issues.
Black Sabbath – 50 years
22 Jun – 29 Sep 2019
Birmingham’s very own Black Sabbath feature in an exhibition that investigates the band’s legacy and that of its global fan base.
Formed in 1968 they are considered by many to be the pioneers of heavy metal. Featuring photos, stories and memorabilia, the exhibition will explore how the music of four working class lads captured the hearts and minds of fans worldwide, and documents the 50 year relationship between the band and their fans
For further information on these exhibitions, including times and prices, visit Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
B4 – Birmingham’s loveliest city centre car park
B4 Car Park is open to everyone all day, every day. You don’t have to be a member to park at B4, but if you sign-up you can benefit from some great discounts! At the weekend members get 50% discount off the standard tariff and during the week they get 20% discount off the standard tariff. So what are you waiting for?! It’s FREE to sign-up.