New galleries at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery


New galleries opened at BMAG earlier this month, and they will be a wonderful resource for exploring the global history of Birmingham.

The publicity from the new galleries invites you to immerse yourself in over 500 years of life, passion, strife and achievement. In the iconic new ‘Birmingham, its people, its history’ galleries visitors can explore the city’s global heritage from medieval times and the industrial revolution, through to the World Wars – to the technology-led life of the 21st century.

These are not just galleries – they are an experience which brings the city into sharp focus and reflects how the people of Birmingham and its industries have shaped not only the city, but the world as we know it today.

The galleries’ dramatic architecture and imaginative displays can inspire visitors of all ages. There are models, interactive displays and hands-on activities to captivate families. You can design your own 18th century trade card or become a Birmingham Air Raid Warden in the Second World War.

These £8.9m refurbished galleries, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, sound wonderful – do go along and see them. Just the thing for the half term holiday, maybe?