Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating 130 years at the heart of the city’s culture with a special anniversary exhibition and party in November.

Opened on 28 November 1885 by the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII, with the intention of influencing and inspiring the small workshop manufacturers of Birmingham with displays of beautiful creations from across the ages, it is today home to a number of world-class collections including the internationally-significant Staffordshire Hoard treasures and masterpieces by art greats Grayson Perry and William Morris.

A special anniversary exhibition is now running until January 2016 tracing the attraction’s rich past, its current position as a much-loved city tourist gem and the ambitious plans in the pipeline for its future. Celebrations will be held on November 28, including live music, raffle, entertainment for visitors of all ages and birthday cake in the Edwardian Tearoom. A time capsule will also be created for future museum-goers to explore.

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