Chamberlain Sq, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3DH
One of the world's best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings can be seen here, including important works by Burne-Jones, a native of Birmingham. Also on display are fine silver, ceramics and glass. The archaeology section has prehistoric Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, and also objects from the Near East, Mexico and Peru. Galleries also explore the creation of art, while the In Touch gallery includes talking sculptures, and Samurai armour. The history galleries explore the 800 year history of this well-known area. A selection of artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold are also on display. There is a regular programme of temporary art and history exhibitions every year.
Tel: 0121 348 8000
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Admission free. Some exhibitions may charge
Open all year, Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun 10-5, Fri 10.30-5. Please check for seasonal closures
Average visit 2hrs
5 mins walk from Birmingham New St Station, by Town Hall, Council House & Central Library