BirminghamCity in England
Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It’s also home to a network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars. In the city centre, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter tells the story of its namesake neighbourhood and the jewellery workshops that thrived here in the early 1900s. At Birmingham Back to Backs, visitors can admire surviving examples of the cosy, terraced homes that filled the city’s 19th-century working-class neighbourhoods. Contemporary attractions include the futuristic-looking Library of Birmingham, with a significant Shakespeare collection, and the Thinktank, an interactive science museum. Just outside town lie Cadbury World, which celebrates the famous confectionery maker, and Bournville Village, built for former Cadbury factory workers.
Chocolate history & interactive exhibits
Self-guided tours through colorful interactive displays about chocolate-making & Cadbury history.
National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham
Octopus, aquarium, otter, and penguin
The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, England. Its ocean tank has a capacity of 1,000,000 litres of water
Black Country Living Museum
Reconstructed, industrial-era landscape
Exploration of life in an 1850s iron-working town, with a coal seam, forge, steam engine and shops.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Pre-Raphaelites, city history & treasure
Victorian building with domed Round Room showing Pre-Raphaelites, Staffordshire hoard and artefacts.
Bullring & Grand Central
Large, revamped indoor mall & dining
Contemporary, landmark mall with diverse high-street fashion and household shops, plus restaurants.
Library of Birmingham
Large, contemporary building with a cafe
Europe’s largest public library is a modern, 31,000-sq-m. building with a cafe & a gift shop.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Plants, flowers, butterflies & birds
16-acre site with exotic flora in elegant Victorian glasshouses, Bonsai garden and bird collection.
Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Hands-on science & technology displays
Close encounters with technology past, present and future in family-friendly interactive displays.
Birmingham Back to Back
Houses reflecting life from 1840 to 1977
Guided tours of 4 fully restored historic houses that show how life changed between 1840 and 1977.
Early-1600s mansion with tours & gardens
Jacobean-style mansion with tours of its period rooms, scenic gardens & occasional special events.
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Fun zoo with many endangered species
Walkthrough zoo in grounds with exotic mammals and reptiles, plus a farmyard area and face painting.
Cannon Hill Park
200-acre Victorian municipal park
Tennis courts, bowling green, boats on the lake and walking trails in 120 acres of woodland.
Winterbourne House & Garden
Historic Art & Crafts style villa
Antiques and botanical gardens with 6,000 plants in Edwardian industrialist’s grand country house.
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Jewellery heritage in preserved factory
Live demonstrations of the jeweller’s craft with legacy tours of time-warp workshops.
The National Motorcycle Museum
Sprawling display of classic motorbikes
Large exhibition hall filled with hundreds of fully restored British motorcycles, plus a restaurant.
St. Paul’s Church & jewellery shops
The Jewellery Quarter is an industry hub, home to more than 100 retailers, diamond dealers, and workshops, as well as the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, with a preserved 1980s workshop. Georgian
Vast parkland area for walks & picnics
2000 acres of parkland with bike/bridle paths and lakes, for walking, jogging, cycling and angling.
Kingsbury Water Park
Lakes & wildlife in a vast country park
600-acre park with 15 boating and fishing lakes, plus bird-watching hides, walking and bike trails.
Sandwell Valley Country Park
Woods & farmlands for fresh air pursuits
Outdoor action in 660 acres of woods, farmland, lakes and streams with hiking and biking trails.
Ruins of a castle at Dudley Zoo
Stone remains of a medieval castle at Dudley Zoo, with a courtyard used for various open-air events.
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Animal conservation & breeding centre
Small zoo with focus on endangered species, conservation and captive breeding.
Lickey Hills Country Park
Vast grounds for walkers & plant lovers
Sprawling woodland with walking trails, a sculpture walk and over 380 species of flowering plants.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club
First-class cricket on a Test ground
Top-flight county cricket team’s home at an England Test venue with a kit and memorabilia shop.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England. The canal, which was built between 1793 and 1816, runs for 25.5 miles in total, and consists of two sections. The dividing
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Small museum of great artists & coins
Art deco stone-and-brick gallery with small collection of great artists, sculpture and coins.
St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham
18th-century CofE place of worship
Georgian baroque cathedral with notable stained glass, holding regular Mass and events/concerts.
Free showcase for contemporary art
Free-admission venue for exhibitions across a range of media from global contemporary artists.
Worcester and Birmingham Canal
Canal and marina
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an ‘offshoot’ of the River Severn and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham
Gas Street Basin
Canal basin where 2 canals meet up
Historical canal basin where the BCN Main Line connects with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Victorian public park with play areas
A historic public park with formal gardens, children’s play area, lido and outdoor fitness trail.
Sarehole Mill Museum
Watermill museum with Tolkien exhibition
Restored 18th-century working mill with Victorian bakehouse and family-friendly Tolkien exhibits.
Victoria Square, Birmingham
Victoria Square is a pedestrianised public square in Birmingham, England. It is home to both the Town Hall and the Council House, and directly adjacent to Chamberlain Square. The square is often
The Coffin Works
Iconic museum of coffin making
Unique museum about coffin making, with tours & stories of the funerals of famous people in history.
Low peaks with monuments & bright blooms
Scenic set of hills featuring historic structures & seasonal nature walks to view bluebells.
The Custard Factory is an independent shopping destination and creative and digital business workspace location in Deritend Birmingham, England. Located on the site of what was the Bird’s Custard
Blakesley Hall Museum
16th-century Tudor farmhouse museum
This stately merchant’s house takes visitors back 400 years with its original fixtures and fittings.
Edgbaston Stadium cricket & gastropubs
The affluent suburb of Edgbaston is renowned for international test cricket and T20 matches at modern Edgbaston Stadium, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Tree-lined Cannon Hill Park
Victorian pen factory with displays
Exhibition and demonstrations of pen-making, writing equipment, accessories and calligraphy.
Soho House Museum
Recreated home in Georgian mansion
Industrialist Matthew Boulton’s 17th-century home and garden with ormolu and silver pieces.
Woodgate Valley Country Park
450 acres of ponds, woodland & meadows
Rural park with brook running through middle offers pony trekking, visitor centre and play area.
Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple
Hindu place of worship & event site
Spacious Hindu temple with many shrines, hosting regular events & pre-booked guided tours.
Ash End House Children’s Farm
Animal-oriented fun for all the family
Farm with tractor and pony rides, lamb feeding, goat milking and lots of animals for kids to meet.
Escape Live Birmingham – Live Escape Game Rooms
The Dudley Canal is a canal passing through Dudley in the West Midlands of England. The canal is part of the English and Welsh connected network of navigable inland waterways, and in particular
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust
Extensive & classic floral gardens
Run by volunteers, a walled, 10-acre garden with over 600 species of plants, plus a holly maze.
Family entertainment & leisure centre
Leisure and entertainment hub with cinema, bowling alley, mini-golf course and indoor climbing wall.
Saint Martin in the Bull Ring
Victorian religious edifice with tearoom
Neo-Gothic religious building, designed by Alfred Chatwin, with CofE services and a tea lounge.
Birmingham City Centre Path
Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge, and four miles north of Kidderminster, and is on the border between Worcestershire
Lapworth Museum of Geology
Rock, fossil, gem & mineral collections
Fossils in local Wenlock limestone, plus colourful gems and crystals in an airy Edwardian building.