A visit to the vibrant Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery when in the city of Birmingham is an absolute must. Home to a variety of fun, educational and interactive galleries, the museum is great for the entire family. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery houses a collection of over 500,000 exhibits in over 40 galleries. The art, archaeology, social history and ethnography exhibits found here span 200,000 years worth of world history. Visitors also get the chance to experience art through sound, touch and light. Interactive screens show artists talk about their work and demonstrate a variety of artistic processes. Visitors also get to try on costumes and learn about painting, drawing and woodcarving techniques and more. The museum also futures the most highly valued hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold, a collection of Egyptian mummies and coffins, the most important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world amongst many other exhibits.
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 10.30am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Staffordshire Hoard, the collection of Pre-Raphaelite art
Muslims visiting the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will be unable to find prayer facilities within its premises. But because Birmingham has a sizeable Muslim population, there are quite a number of mosques and Islamic Centers in the city. Birmingham Central Mosque, Central Mosque Ghamkol Sharif, Madina Masjid and Masjid Muhul Islam Siddiqia are just a few of the several mosques in Birmingham.
The Edwardian Tearooms, located on Level 2 at the Museum and Art Gallery offers a good selection of delicious food items and beverages. While the café is not Halal certified, Muslim visitors will find plenty of suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes to dine on. For those looking specifically for Halal certified restaurants, there are quite a number in the city of Birmingham.