Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Discover Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
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 visitors to inspect, the museum is stuffed with fascinating objects, from fine art and jewellery to artefacts from ancient Greece and ethnographical finds. Birmingham's art gallery is most famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings which make up part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world. Wander at your leisure through some 2,000 oil paintings, tapestries, drawings, sketchbooks, stained glass, prints, ceramics and water colours and study works by the likes of John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown and the Birmingham-born Edward Burne-Jones. Highlights of the collection include The Long Engagement by Arthur Hughes, The Annunciation by Edward Burne-Jones, Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais and Holman Hunt's The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple. The Gas Hall has an ever changing range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.