Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

  • Chamberlain Sq. Map It
  • City Centre
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

Vast and impressive, this museum holds a magnificent collection of Victorian art and is known internationally for its works by the Pre-Raphaelites. All the big names are here—among them Rubens, Renoir, Constable, and Francis Bacon—reflecting the enormous wealth of 19th-century Birmingham and the aesthetic taste of its industrialists. Galleries of metalwork, silver, and ceramics reveal some of the city's history, and works from the Renaissance, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the present day are also well represented. A new gallery displays part of the incredible Staffordshire Hoard, the greatest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered. The 3,500-strong haul was unearthed in a field 16 miles north of Birmingham in 2009; among the hundreds of items on permanent display here include helmets, gold, jewelry, and metalwork.

Sight Information

Address:

Chamberlain Sq., Birmingham, B3 3DH, England

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Phone:

0121-348–8007

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sat.–Thurs. 10–5, Fri. 10:30–5

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