Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD

One of the last great homes to be built in the flamboyant Jacobean style, the mansion which was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. In 1643 the house was badly damaged in an attack by Parliamentary troops. Today the house is displayed as a series of period rooms containing fine furniture, paintings, textiles and metal work from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Birmingham Assay Office

Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 1SB

Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773, The Birmingham Assay Office houses a spectacular collection of historic silver and jewellery and a library containing many rare historic books on hallmarking, jewellery, precious metals, science and art.

Birmingham Back to Backs - National Trust

50-54 Inge Street/55-63 Hurst Street
Birmingham B5 4TE

Carefully restored 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses. Birmingham's last surviving court of back to back housing - the story is told through the experiences of the people who lived and worked here. Covers four different periods, from 1840 to 1977.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square
Birmingham B3 3DH

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. Collections: There are over 500,000 objects in Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery's collection. Our collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings draws visitors from around the world.

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road, Yardley
Birmingham B25 8RN

After painstaking and careful restoration, Blakesley Hall a stunning, Elizabethan yeoman's house in Yardley, has reopened its doors to the public. Blakesley Hall has undergone extensive renovations to reinstate the ground floor rooms, as closely as possible, to their original appearance.

Edgbaston Museum

Warwickshire County Cricket Club, The County Ground, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7QU

A museum dedicated to the famous test venue and home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. From memorabilia commemorating one hundred years of test history including kit used by some of the greats, to the achievements and history of the Warwickshire side itself.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

School of Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

The Lapworth Museum of Geology has the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the West Midlands. Dating back to 1880, the museum is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.

Museum Collections Centre

25 Dollman St
Birmingham B7 4RQ

The museums Collections Centre in Nechells has brought together 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery's stored collections under one roof. The 1.5 hectare site, close to Duddeston Station, holds hundreds of thousands of objects. Among the collections are steam engines, sculptures, an entire collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, a red phone box and even a Sinclair C5.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6HA

Built around the preserved workshops and offices of Smith & Pepper, a Birmingham jewellery firm, the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers a fascinating insight into the city's historic jewellery trade. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the perfectly preserved 'time capsule' factory - little changed since the beginning of the century - and see demonstrations of jewellery making.

Pen Museum, The

Unit 3 The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS, United Kingdom
Birmingham B1 3HS

One of Birmingham's great attractions and centres of information about the city's fascinating history. Dedicated to steel pen making in Birmingham. Collections: Current themes are Birmingham manufacturers; pen manufacturing processes supported by social history of workers; the history of writing and methods of communicating. The core collection comprises of items from Birmingham and the Birmingham pen-related trades.

Selly Manor

Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads, Oak Tree Lane, Bournville
Birmingham B30 2AE

Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves are two ancient timber-framed manor houses moved to Bournville in the early 20th century by the chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury. They are two of Birmingham's oldest houses and are beautiful examples of medieval and Tudor architecture, surrounded by an authentic period garden.

Soho House Museum

Soho Avenue, Handsworth
Birmingham B18 5LB

Soho House Museum was the home of Matthew Boulton, one of Birmingham's most famous sons. Boulton is famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society and left his mark on industrial development in Birmingham.

Thinktank: Birmingham's Science Museum

Millennium Point, Curzon Street
Birmingham B4 7XG

Where can you explore deepest space, find out how doctors perform life-saving surgery and travel back in time to Birmingham's amazing industrial past, all under one roof? From steam engines to intestines, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on exhibits on science and discovery from the past, present and future. Collections: The science and industry collections consist of around 40,000 objects, including James Watt's Smethwick engine of 1779, the oldest working steam engine in the world.

University of Birmingham, Research & Cultural Collections

University of Birmingham Collections, c/o University Curator, Main Library, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham Collections is a cornucopia of extraordinary artefacts, from West African masks in the Danford Collection, to important 20th century paintings such as Peter Lanyon's mural in the Arts Building. The University owns, displays and teaches from groups of objects within seven distinct collections, including archaeology, physics and pathology.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum

County Ground, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7QU

A visit to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club Museum at Edgbaston is to take a unique journey through the last 113 years of first-class cricket played at this famous ground. Photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and articles are displayed in a way that captures the interest of the visitor .