Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham, Birmingham

Britain's most attractive and beautiful museums and galleries are to be seen in this city. Whether you like to learn about the city's history, its science or maybe visit exhibitions with the possibility of buying something you enjoy, it is all possible in Birmingham's rich heritage and top-class attractions. Birmingham will offer you an incredible walking tour of museums and galleries of international importance.
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Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham
Guide Location: England » Birmingham (See other walking tours in Birmingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Author: VictoriaP
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Thinktank Museum

1) Thinktank Museum (must see)

Thinktank is a science museum in Birmingham, England. Opened in 2001, it has some exhibits from the now-closed Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Science Museum. It is part of the Millennium Point complex. Thinktank has four floors of over 200 hands on exhibits and artifacts. Each floor has a theme, in general going from the past, in Thinkback (Level 0), through Thinkhere (Level 1) and Thinknow (Level 2), to the future, in the Thinkahead gallery (Level 3).

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday:...   view more
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Art Lounge

2) Art Lounge

The Artlounge is a commercial art gallery located in The Mailbox in Birmingham, England. The gallery was founded by Veejay Lingiah in 2001 with the intention of "trying to change the way people view and buy art". The gallery is deliberately situated in a shopping area on the basis that "art should share the profile and appeal of areas such as fashion and not be relegated to 'hard to find' side streets." Since 2006, the staff of the Artlounge have also curated the...   view more
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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

3) Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (must see)

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BM&AG) is a museum and art gallery.

Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, but some major exhibitions in the Gas Hall incur an entrance fee. It has a collection of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history.

The Art Gallery is most noted for its extensive collections of paintings ranging from the 14th to the 21st century. They include works by the...   view more
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Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

4) Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists or RBSA is a learned society of artists and an art gallery based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, England. The society has a permanent collection of over 400 works, including pieces from illustrious figures from its past such as David Cox and Edward Burne-Jones, and it also helps to promote artists in the Birmingham area that are exhibiting their work. Its members included some of the most significant figures in English art, and presidents during...   view more
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St. Paul's Gallery

5) St. Paul's Gallery

St. Paul's Gallery is a commercial art gallery, the largest in the United Kingdom outside London. It is located in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, England.

The gallery deals in two main fields: original album art, the world's largest collection of signed album cover fine art, including signed cover images from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Queen, etc. and fine art (where its holdings include works from Picasso and Dalí to Henry Moore Bridget Riley). In...   view more
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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

6) Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (must see)

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is a museum at Vyse Street in Hockley, Birmingham, England. It is a branch or community museum of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery. For over 80 years, the family-run firm of Smith & Pepper produced jewellery from the factory that is now the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. In 2008, it was named the third best free tourist attraction in Europe by TripAdvisor, behind the Pantheon in Rome and the National Gallery in London. The Museum has preserved...   view more
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Soho House Museum

7) Soho House Museum (must see)

Soho House Matthew Boulton's home (from 1766 until he died in 1809) is now a museum (opened in 1995), celebrating his life, his partnership with James Watt and his membership of the Lunar Society of Birmingham. It was designed by Samuel Wyatt and work on the current building began in 1789. It is a Grade II listed building.

Boulton acquired the lease of the five-year-old Soho Mill in 1761 and developed it into Soho Manufactory. He expanded the cottage next to it into Soho House, changing...   view more
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Walking Tours in Birmingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

Creating your own self-guided walk in Birmingham is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The main city of England’s West Midlands and one of the centres of the country's Industrial Revolution, Birmingham is a vibrant metropolis with no shortage of old-time and new landmarks to behold. Starting from the Town Hall in Victoria Square, marking the city center, down to the easily recognizable BrindleyPlace and other notable attractions along the way, you'll enjoy your stay in Birmingham fuller if follow this orientation walk and learn more about the past and present of this wonderful city!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

Birmingham is a lively city that has the youngest population in Europe, hence the night clubs, lounges and bars boast lots of energy, creativity and party fun for everyone. Everything is in such close proximity that you will have a difficult time choosing the best location for your nightly amusement.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

Birmingham has a variety of mixed-styles of architecture from old Victorian style to cylindrical highrise skyscrapers that will have a huge impact on all of Birmingham's tourists. The beautiful architecture of the buildings in Birmingham is one of the top sightseeing tours in England.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Daily Life Tour in Birmingham

Daily Life Tour in Birmingham

A day in the heart of Birmingham starts with a good cup of coffee and an English breakfast, followed by some movies and spectacles at the cinema and theater or a visit to the art gallery - it's all about fun and getting along with the locals, their customs and daily activities. Take this walking tour to get into the rhythm of daily British life.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Birmingham is the perfect venue for children to have a great time, buy sweets and souvenirs, climb a wall or visit the great underworld Sea Life Centre, or even try to be a grown-up reporter at BBC Public Space. Take this walking tour to entertain your kids at various venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Religious Buildings in Birmingham

Religious Buildings in Birmingham

Birmingham offers a variety of religious buildings from beautiful upgraded cathedrals to old churches; for example, Birmingham Central Mosque is one of the largest in Europe. History and religion meet in Birmingham's churches with wonderful views and beautiful parks in which to rest.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km