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Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Lisa Beauchamp introduces the Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity exhibition
Drag Queen Artists at the Coming Out exhibition launch
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Louisa Gibbons
· February 23, 2018
An absolute wonder of Birmingham. I believe all museums should be free for everyone to enjoy. This museum does not disappoint. I have been here a number of times over the decades and have always lo...ved it. I am now able to take my 4 year old daughter (who has a sudden interest in the Egyptians) and show her the delights of the museum. As we walked round she said "Wow, I want to come here all the time". The awe and wonder on her face said it all and she is looking forward to going back. Well done BM&AG! Please don't go down the road of charging people to see the world's treasures. See More
Jayne Murphy
· January 20, 2018
Last night (19/01/18), my other half, myself and our 15 year old son attend a Torchlit Tour.
I was a bit apprehensive on how our son would take it, but within 5 minutes of the tour he gave me a nudge ..."wow we didn't know that about the museum did we" ( the guide had told us about the Gas company offices underneath).
All three of us left with the feeling that we loved the museum more than before, and seeing it in such different conditions was lovely and eye opening.
A fantastic evening.
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Laura Michelle Skeldon
· April 1, 2018
Not a museum it is an art gallery. It is not for amimy friendly. There is virtually nothing for the kids to do.
This needs to take a leaf out of the national museum in Cardiff - full on child friendl...y and interaction. An actual museum to learn from. This was a waste of time and money. Just glass we didn't have to waste money of admission. Next time we shall drive to Wales instead again.

Very disappointed. Really people take a look and visit Cardiff museum it is great with even moving robotic mammals and actual shows, videos, actual fossils and full dinosaur skeletons. like I said this Birmingham one is not a museum.
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Lucy Prior
· February 6, 2018
I want say a massive thank you to the museum (haven't yet had the chance to visit with the kids, but regularly meet in the tea rooms - which are fab, which also means a mini museum tour on the way in,... it's BEAUTIFUL). Today I lost my car keys in Brum, I called the museum thinking they may be there. A wonderful lady called back within a very short space of time having already looked and to let me know she would call if they showed up.
That's just lovely speedy hwlp and v much appreciated.

(And I located my keys at the station too!)
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Carol Ann Langford
· February 21, 2018
A fabulous place for lovers of art and culture. The ‘coming out’ exhibition was well set out, informative and a visual delight. The staff were extremely friendly, professional and made us feel very we...lcome. I love the building, the round gallery and the pre Raphaelite collection is a joy x x well done Birmingham art Gallery, Brummie magic x See More
Julia Gregory
· December 16, 2017
I took my daughter to see Father Christmas today. We waited for 2 hours only to be seen for maybe a minute and we received an awful photo and a small gift. Admittedly the staff were apologetic and it on the printer but I feel it was more than they’d booked too many people in. The grotto wasn’t really a grotto- it was a few bits of sparkling things hanging from the walls. It felt to me like an amateur event and I certainly wouldn’t visit again. Trying to keep my daughter occupied for 2 hours was a nightmare. See More
Missy Lissy Billingham
· April 12, 2018
We had yet another wonderful day. 2 eight and 1 six year old found plenty to do and naked sculptures to giggle about. I'd set them little tasks to do so they looked a little more closer looking for ar...tists names and years. The mini museum kept them amused long enough for us adults to sit and rest. The best free day out in Birmingham. See More
Talis Cox
· February 12, 2018
Loved it here so much to see, could have spent hours in here.saw the Staffordshire hoard which was awesome and the Egyptian area.awesome in the Edwardian tea room.would love to spend more time in here...,will revisit in a few years time when all the redevelopment round about is complete. See More
Sonja Daniels
· January 11, 2018
Staff spoke to my mom with disrespect. She was using her selfie stick to help her take pictures cause she has very bad tremors, two staff members approached her and spoke to her like she was a child. ...The last lady didn’t even give her the opportunity to explain or give reason. She approached her with arrogance and unprofesionallism. We found no notices anywhere to inform us to not use any selfie sticks. An experience that was meant to be awesome turned into hatred. See More
Sue Burton
· January 10, 2018
Not really my sort of museum, though I am sure many people would love it. Set in a beautiful building and good that it is free entry. So many steps though! The tearoom looked nice, but I ran out of t...ime. Had a quick look round the well stocked shop too. See More
Kirsty Bradbury
· February 21, 2018
Visited the museum yesterday with my children I was very disappointed by the activities that were on for half term the museum is filled with so much interesting stuff but the kids wanted more interact...ive stuff that could get involved in and learn from !!very disappointing See More
Jo Smith
· February 24, 2018
Fascinating historical artefacts, beautiful and thought provoking paintings and sculptures really enjoyed the audio visual “Birmingham in the blitz “ exhibit and we were lucky enough to catch the “ out” exhibition, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon immersed in art and culture ... excellent 😊 See More
Silvia Filippini Fantoni
· January 4, 2018
Loved the Edwardian Tea Room and the Industrial gallery with original gas lights. A selfie with Lucifer is an obliged stop and so is the pre-raffaelite collection. Well worth a visit! The museum is and there are plenty of things to do for kids! See More
Jackie Corbett
· December 13, 2017
4 th visit in 4 years
..Love this place and seasonal Art exhibitions. COMING OUT. .the new exhibition is great.
Spent ages on Floor 5..History on Birmingham....
Usual coffee and cake in the wonderful scenic cafe and always to the Shop.
Not good at reading maps and plans so get lost but fantastic staff sort me out.
Jackie Hove
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Jb Toppin-McKanky
· April 10, 2018
I always love going to the museum and art gallery and this time was no exception! Though the exhibition could have been a little better organised in terms of fluidity and structure. I found that I mis...sed aspects of it due to the somewhat random layout. See More
Liz Pishaj
· April 10, 2018
Have always really enjoyed the museum, and as the children have grown, different aspects interest them so it is suitable for all ages. Its been a long while since I visited, and its changed quite a bi...t. Loved the history of Birmingham area See More
Leanne Bate
· November 22, 2017
I could have spent hours in there, so interesting and there is a great area by the tea room for the kids to play whilst you have a nice cup of tea. Will definitely be going back x
Sarah Cattell
· April 11, 2018
We enjoyed it yesterday, and our one daughter liked listening to the comentries on the phones. I love history anyway so it was interesting to learn about Birmingham’s past particularly the back to bac...k houses and living conditions as I did that as part of my GCSE History exam in 2001. Will definitely be going back there again soon. See More
Helena O'Brien
· December 16, 2017
This review is purely for the Santa’s grotto that we visited today. It was awful! We waited for 1 hour and 20 minutes in a queue to see Santa, despite (what I believed) having pre paid tickets with an... allocated time. My son was so restless as were other children whilst waiting. The photo given was blurry and the present....mmmm. I think the waiting time was the worst and it didn’t feel very organised. See More
Vanessa Smithers
· February 24, 2018
I visited mainly to look at the Pre-raphaelite art and was not disappointed. Getting there on foot was a bit confusing because of all the works going on in the area, and i could not see any tourist s...ignposts to direct to the museum but found it in the end. See More

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