Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a popular museum located in Birmingham, England. The museum houses a collection of world essential fine arts, metalwork, ceramics, natural and local history, jewellery, industrial history, archaeology, and ethnography.
It is managed by Birmingham Museums Trust, the biggest independent trust museum inside the U.K. The gallery equally operates other eight museums in the city. The museum entrance is completely free; however, some prominent exhibitions inside the Gas Hall have entrance fees.
In another vein, the Art Gallery is well-known for great painting collections since the 14th century. The paintings include notable works by Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhoods and the biggest work collections of Edward Burne-Jones. Other prominent painters in the museum are John Constable, David Cox, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth.
The gallery antiquities collection is coined from old times to Middle Ages, Old Central Asia and India artifacts, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Cyprus. Also, the gallery houses 28 Nimrud Ivory pieces from the British Institute in Iraq Archaeology. Some materials equally come from the Roman Empire, Latin America, and Classical Greece. More so are medieval materials that are mostly on display in Birmingham History Galleries.
What’s more, a special gallery was launched to show Staffordshire Hoards in 2014. This was found in the close by Hammerwich village in 2009; it became the biggest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard that was ever found.
In industrial and local history, the Birmingham factory tower was a popular hallmark with the Aston Expressway that was destroyed in 2007. The huge logo on the tower top is presently in the Museum collection.
It is vital to add that Birmingham Museums contains nine outstanding venues that offer exciting glimpses to Birmingham’s vibrant and rich past and showcase top-notch diverse museum collections. The nine exciting venues in include; Thinktank Birmingham’s Science Museum, Birmingham Museum, and Art Gallery, Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Jewellery Quarter Museum, Soho House, Sarehole Mill, Weoley Castle, Collections Center Museum.
The center is opened daily for the general public from 10:00 am. The opening and closing times are the same:
Monday; 10am to 5pm
Tuesday; 10am to 5 pm
Wednesday; 10am to 5 pm
Thursday; 10am to 5 pm
Friday; 10am to 5pm
Saturday; 10am to 5pm
Sunday; 10am to 5pm
The museum entrance is free, though some prominent exhibitions in some museum sections require admission fees.
Basically, adults’ entrance fee is £11; children’s fee is £6 (2-12); and £6 for seniors above 65 years. Children under the age of two are free.
How to Locate the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is situated around Chamberlain square at the Centre of Birmingham city. It is within small walking distances in Colmore Row in which a range of city buses terminate. The museum’s nearest bus stops are bus numbers 128, 89, 127, 87, 120, 82, 9, and X10.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham B3 3DH,
The United Kingdom.
+44 121 348 8032
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