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Museums & Art Galleries Birmingham

Museums and Art Galleries in or near Birmingham, such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Thinktank are listed below.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham 0.2 miles away

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain’s most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for... more


Thinktank, Millennium Point, Birmingham, West Midlands

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham 0.5 miles away

Thinktank offers an extraordinary, fun-packed day out for all the family. From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the... more

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham 2.4 miles away

The phrase hidden gem must surely apply to the Barber Institute of Fine Art in leafy Edgebaston, a few miles from Birmingham city centre. An Art Deco delight of a building, inside the architectural style continues with furniture from the period. And... more

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham 3.6 miles away

Principally known for its association with JRR Tolkien who used it as his inspiration for the Shire in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Sarehole Mill in Birmingham is one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now... more

Black Country Living Museum

Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands

Tipton Road, Dudley 8.0 miles away

Whether it’s raining or sunny, a trip to the Black Country Living Museum is a real full day out, with a whole range of activities over 26 acres. An entire Black Country canal-side village has been recreated brick by brick here so you can sup a... more

The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands

Gallery Square, Walsall 8.2 miles away

The New Art Gallery Walsall has The Garman Ryan Collection on permanent display. This was donated to the people of Walsall in 1973 by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, and includes work by Picasso, Van Gogh, Modigliani and... more

Leather Museum

Leather Museum, Littleton Street West, Walsall, Staffordshire

Littleton Street West, Walsall 8.3 miles away

The Leather Museum is housed in a restored leather factory. Walsall was the British leathergoods capital where people have been making the world's finest saddles and leather goods for over 200 years. The displays tell the stories of the Walsall... more

National Motorcycle Museum

National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Solihull, West Midlands

Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull 8.4 miles away

The National Motorcycle Museum is the largest motorcycle museum in the world, housing a breathtaking collection of over 700 British motorcycles dating from 1898, each painstakingly restored to its original specification. It is a tribute to this once... more

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton 12.1 miles away

Established in 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is an award-winning hands-on art gallery situated in Wolverhampton town centre. The Gallery has substantial collections of both Contemporary Art and sumptuous displays of Victorian and Georgian... more

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, Warwickshire

Hales Street, Coventry 17.0 miles away

One of the largest attractions of its kind in Europe, the Coventry Transport Museum is a serious draw for those with a thing for speed – it took some time for my car-mad husband to be prized away from the Thrust SSC, the vehicle in which Richard... more

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, Warwickshire

Jordan Well, Coventry 17.2 miles away

Sitting next to the atmospheric ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral, the Herbert Art Gallery has pride of place in the heart of this Midlands city. This is the cultural pulse of the lively Coventry arts scene and in addition to the mix of permanent... more

Warwickshire Museum

Warwickshire Museum, Market Place, Warwick, Warwickshire

Market Place, Warwick 18.8 miles away

At Warwickshire Museum, a huge brown bear with ragged staff will greet you in the entrance to the museum and there are wilder beasts to follow. Enjoy ancient jewellery, fantastic fossils, bees and bugs. Trace the early history of Warwickshire and... more

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, The Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

The Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa 20.3 miles away

This award winning Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms has a fine art collection, an exhibition on the history of Royal Leamington Spa, cabinets of curiosities, gallery of interactive exhibits, Hammam (restored Turkish bath),... more

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire

Cosford, Shifnal 20.8 miles away

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the UK with 70 historic aircraft on display in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. A major feature of this unique exhibition is... more

Ancient High House

Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire

Greengate Street, Stafford 24.3 miles away

England's largest timber-framed townhouse, the Ancient High House in Stafford, contains 400 years of local history to discover. As you step inside you'll be drawn into a journey through the Elizabethan era through the Civil War years and up to the... more

Shire Hall Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, Staffordshire

Market Square, Stafford 24.4 miles away

The Shire Hall Gallery is the largest venue in Staffordshire dedicated to the visual arts and crafts. Situated in a fascinating Grade II listed building formerly used as the Crown Court, the Shire Hall Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring a wide... more

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Compton Verney 25.8 miles away

Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from... more

Heritage Motor Centre

Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Warwick, Warwickshire

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick 26.7 miles away

Fun for all the family. The Heritage Motor Centre houses informative and interactive exhibitions charting the history of British motoring from the 1890s to present day. Walk the 'Time Road' and discover how motoring and family life has changed... more

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford 27.3 miles away

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of ten amazing museums located in the beautiful Ironbridge gorge. The seperate museums are: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Broseley Pipeworks, Coalport China Museum, Darby Houses, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile... more

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire

Little Elborow Street, Rugby 27.7 miles away

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum: See the remarkable Tripontium Collection of Roman artefacts and explore Rugby´s past in the Social History Museum. The Art Gallery hosts a series of changing temporary exhibitions, including the Rugby Collection of... more

Izaak Walton's Cottage

Izaak Walton's Cottage, Worston Lane, Stone, Staffordshire

Worston Lane, Shallowford, Stone 28.8 miles away

Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of `The Compleat Angler´ once owned this charming 16th century thatched half-timbered cottage. Inside the Angling Museum there is variety of fishing collections on display, showing the quality of the craftmanship... more

The Donington Grand Prix Collection

The Donington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Derby, Derbyshire

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby 32.7 miles away

Mad about Formula One? Get thee to the Donington Grand Prix Collection in Derbyshire where you can see the world’s largest collection of Grand Prix cars – there are a whopping 130 vehicles glistening and sparkling across four halls. Take in almost a... more

Jewry Wall Museum

Jewry Wall Museum, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire

St Nicholas Circle, Leicester 33.6 miles away

Jewry Wall Museum is Leicester´s Museum of Archaeology, set amongst the remains of the Roman town´s public baths. Its centrepeice is the 2000-year old Jewry Wall, the second largest piece of surviving Roman building in the country. The museum tells... more

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire

53 New Walk, Leicester 34.1 miles away

Sitting on Leicester’s splendid New Walk, a leafy, pleasant stroll from the Victoria Park area into the heart of the city, the New Walk Museum and Art gallery makes for a lovely tranquil spot to immerse yourself in everything from dinosaurs to the... more

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire

Corporation Road, Leicester 34.5 miles away

Leicester has a rather glorious, proud industrial history and there’s no better place to see an example of this than the elegant Abbey Pumping Station. Now part of the city’s Museum of Science and Technology, the station opened back in 1891 with the... more

Pickford's House

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire

41 Friar Gate, Derby 35.3 miles away

A fine Georgian town house built in 1770 by local architect, Joseph Pickford, as his home. Displays include period rooms circa 1800, historic costume and an 18th century style garden.... more

Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum, Queen's Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Queen's Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough 35.3 miles away

There’s something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you’ve learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood... more

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire

The Strand, Derby 35.3 miles away

From retrospectives on Lowry to critiquing local scriptwriters’ work, it’s all going on at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The museum, in the heart of the city, is home to some major national and international collections. Find out about the... more

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent 36.4 miles away

Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully... more

Banbury Museum

Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Spiceball Park Road, Banbury 37.3 miles away

Situated in the town centre is a smart, modern building on the water’s edge - Banbury Museum in Oxfordshire. Upstairs there is a permanent display about the history of this pleasant market town through the centuries where you'll learn about the... more

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton 38.3 miles away

Open from the end of March to the beginning of November, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in Shropshire was created in a bid to keep alive the farming practices of the 19th century. Learn how the farming day unfolded, around the farmyard (you’ll... more

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent 39.3 miles away

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the home of the world´s finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, including the National Minton Collection. Discover the story of Stoke-on-Trent´s people, products and landscapes through imaginative displays... more

Borough Museum & Art Gallery

Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Brampton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Brampton Road, Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme 39.5 miles away

Local museums do a great service in preserving the history of their towns and Borough Museum and Art Gallery features exhibitions that talk about the Newcastle-Under-Lyme stretching back 2000 years. Tucked away in Brampton Park a half mile away from... more

The Wilson

The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham 40.7 miles away

Arts and Crafts fans should make a bee line for The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum where a nationally-important collection of the movement is to be found. Think wonderful period furniture, textile, ceramics, carvings, silver and jewellery.... more

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water 41.6 miles away

Sitting in possibly one of the prettiest villages in England – Bourton-on-the-Water – The Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is stuffed to the gills with every conceivable type of car both life-size and toy-size. Wander through the museum’s... more

Nature in Art

Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester 42.1 miles away

Nature in Art is the world´s only museum dedicated to all kinds of art inspired by nature. Displays embrace 2- & 3-D work in all mediums and styles from across the world, spanning 1500 years. So typically,you'll find exotic oriental treasures and... more

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton, Nottingham 43.4 miles away

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588 and set in a scenic 500 acre historic park. Inside,... more

The Gloucester Folk Museum

The Gloucester Folk Museum, 99/103 Westgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

99/103 Westgate Street, Gloucester 44.9 miles away

Set over three floors of a beautiful Tudor and Jacobean timber-framed building, the Gloucester City and Folk Museum will draw you into some of England’s most fascinating periods of history. Wind your way through this atmospheric space and admire the... more

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham 45.1 miles away

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

The Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Brunswick Road, Gloucester 45.1 miles away

Bring one of England’s most historical cities to life at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, a recipient of heritage lottery funding, which now boasts a new lease of life and exciting interactive visitor experience. Home to some of the most... more

The Old House

The Old House, High Town, Hereford, Herefordshire

High Town, Hereford 45.2 miles away

The Old House, built in 1621, is an excellent example of a timber-framed building. Furnished in period style it gives an insight into daily life in Jacobean times.... more

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire

Broad Street, Hereford 45.3 miles away

To get a grasp of the local history and heritage of Hereford, a trip to Hereford Museum & Art Gallery should be your first stop. Housed in a beautiful Victorian gothic building, it’s crammed with unique artefacts and fine and decorative art that have... more

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Guildhall Road, Northampton 45.5 miles away

The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery houses Northampton´s famous collection of boots and shoes, the largest in the world. The displays show the history of shoemaking and how fashions have changed over a hundred years, with examples that include... more

Old Chapel Gallery

Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire

East Street, Pembridge 45.5 miles away

Old Chapel Gallery is situated in a key position on the popular black and white tourist trail in the heart of rural North Herefordshire. Established by Yasmin Strube in 1989 in the setting of a fine Victoria Chapel, the Gallery has gone from strength... more

Sir Richard Arkwrights Cromford Mill

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Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock 45.8 miles away

Visit the world´s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill. Tours available daily and exhibitions. Part of the Derwent Valley Mills, having achieved World Heritage status in December 2001.... more

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Stoke Bruerne, Towcester 47.5 miles away

The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne is situated in a beautiful canal side village with a 'living canal' on its doorstep. The Museum is located in a restored corn mill alongside the Grand Union Canal and you can easily imagine what life was like in the... more

The Judge´s Lodging

The Judge´s Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys

Broad Street, Presteigne 48.7 miles away

The Judge´s Lodging was once called `the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales´ (Lord Chief Justice Campbell, 1855), however decay beckoned Radnorshire´s disused Shire Hall into obscurity. Now, aided by an... more

Oxfordshire Museum

Oxfordshire Museum, Fletchers House, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Fletchers House, Park Street, Woodstock 49.3 miles away

The Oxfordshire Museum is set in attractive gardens, and features collections of Oxfordshire´s rich history, reflecting the archaeology, local history, landscape and wildlife of the county. The 11 galleries provides an introduction to the astonishing... more

Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland

Catmose Street, Oakham 51.0 miles away

Rutland County Museum is the perfect introduction to England´s smallest county. The `Welcome to Rutland´ display is a brief guide to the history of Rutland and compliments displays of local archaeology, history and an extensive rural life collection.... more

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead 51.6 miles away

Late Victorian working waterworks in landscaped grounds. One of Europe´s great industrial monuments. Original engines/boilers in a magnificent Temple of Steam. Steams on Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays and other selected weekends. See the Pumping... more

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