Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Birmingham!

Reasons to visit Birmingham!

There are loads of things to do here – but make sure you don’t miss these.

Aston Hall

Aston Hall

Aston Hall and Park are hugely popular with family audiences and have a full programme of events, activities and trails. Discover the stunning interiors and the stories of the people who lived and visited the hall.

Back to Backs

Back to Backs

Get an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham’s last surviving court of back to back houses.

Barber Institute Of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Art

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The Barber Institute also has one of the finest collections of European art in the UK.

Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour

Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour

A live guided exciting adventure through the UK’s second city, the Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour is the very best way to explore the global city with a local heart. The tour includes the Jewel in the Crown and the Golden Mile.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With four spectacular glasshouses, a lively aviary, Koi pool, wildlife trails, seasonal butterfly house and live music in the bandstand, the entire family can have fun all year around amongst 15 acres of flourishing gardens and foliage.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 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.

Bullring

Bullring

Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore. It’s helped to transform shopping in Birmingham – making it one of the most popular destinations for retail therapy in the UK.

Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Learn how your favourite confectionery is made and uncover the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate. Play in chocolate rain and add your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk at Cadbury World.

Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park was opened to visitors in 1873 and is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation and has successfully achieved Green Flag status for the past 14 years.

Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery located in Brindleyplace. It shows temporary exhibitions, commissions new work and delivers a programme of free events and bookshop.

Jewellery Quarter

Jewellery Quarter

Experience Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and browse the handmade collections from many bespoke jewellers; grab a coffee in one a quaint independent café or explore different worlds in a plethora of family attractions.

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is a major new cultural destination that provides a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Find it right in the city centre.

National Sealife Centre

National SeaLife Centre

Visit the National SeaLife Centre where the fascinating marine life includes giant turtles, Asian short-clawed otters, hammerhead sharks and a two-metre Bowmouth shark.There’s also a colony of Gentoo Penguins.

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill

There has been a mill on this site since 1542, but the current building dates from the mid-18th century. In the 1850s a steam engine was installed and a chimney built, which provides Sarehole Mill with its distinctive silhouette.

Soho House

Soho House

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory is the most powerful collection of creative and digital businesses, independent shops and event venues. Just over five minutes walk from the Bullring, it is the heart of the city’s creative quarter.

The Old Crown

The Old Crown

The Old Crown offers a rich character of tradition but with a modern twist. The food is all made from the best fresh produce and prepared to the highest standard, along with the best British ales and craft beers around.

The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum

The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the ‘Birmingham’ pen. There is ongoing research into the social, historical and technical aspects of the trade and the Jewellery Quarter itself.

Thinktank

Thinktank

The industrial past, present and future come together in family-friendly state-of-the-art science museum. It houses the country’s first purpose-built digital Planetarium, along with a range of themed galleries.