New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted July 6th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. Around 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has come to represent ...

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The Smith and Pepper Factory

Posted April 5th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 15 Comments

In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter nestled in-between the rows of Jewellers shops is a factory frozen in time exhibiting traditional methods of Jewellery making and production. The building and its contents are a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial past and the ...

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Arts & Crafts architecture in Birmingham

Posted January 19th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 5 Comments

When I used to sit in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery sketching William Morris patterns for my Art GCSE coursework, I didn’t quite realise the important role Birmingham played in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement. And, in turn, the influence the ...

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The Witches’ Promise at Weoley Castle

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre has joined forces with Birmingham City Council’s Library and Archive Services to bring a range of theatre projects to six local libraries across the city (Springhill, Ward End, Weoley Castle, Harborne, Hall Green and Quinton). The Neighbourhood REP projects, ...

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A history of children’s lives in Birmingham – exhibition and two blogs.

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

You might know that there’s an exhibition on children’s lives in Birmingham since the 18th century at the Gas Hall at the moment (go here for opening hours and prices). You might have missed a couple of blogs worth checking, one from the ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery wins lottery funding

Posted November 20th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) has won £4.8 million worth of lottery money to create a Birmingham History wing which will look into the city’s development and the history of its people, it was announced today. We would like to congratulate the ...

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