Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.
Galleries to Visit

The art gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world.

A new gallery has recently opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery that tells the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard.

The Birmingham History collections feature prominently in the ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ gallery, which covers the majority of the 3rd floor.

You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt.

In addition to the permanent galleries there is a diverse exhibition programme that offers a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year.


Venue Details

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Chamberlain Square
West Midlands
B3 3DH


  • 0121 348 8000

Entry Charges

Entrance to the Museum & Art Gallery is FREE. Some exhibitions charge an admission fee.