Looking for something to do in Birmingham? Check out some of the best tourist attractions in the second city. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s something you’ll love here.
The museum located in Victoria Square is nothing short of world class, hosting the Staffordshire Hoard as well as artefacts from the Ancient Egyptians and the most important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.
It’s one of Birmingham’s best known attractions, and a common field trip of Brummie schoolchildren. Plus it’s the closest you’ll get to a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ adventure of your own.
Take a visit to Birmingham’s most extensive shopping venue, featuring Apple, Selfridges and many more stores.
See what life was like for Brummies and many of the working class in Victorian England.
The best destination for a bit of grub, there are loads of restaurants located right on the canal side. Perfect on a cool summer evening or before a night out on Broad Street.
If you’re staying in Birmingham there’s nowhere better to get fantastic views of the city to fall asleep and wake up to. Plus how often do you get to stay in an iconic building such as the Rotunda?
See everything from clownfish, which are featured in Finding Nemo, to green turtles, Gentoo penguins and more. It’s fun day out for all the family.
Check out what life was like before Birmingham became a huge industrial power, by visiting Jacobean Aston Hall and Tudor Blakesley Hall.
Home of Football League founders and one of Britain’s most storied football clubs, a visit to Villa Park is a must for any football fan. Take a tour to see the famous and much-prized European Cup, a trophy that only four other English teams have won.
You could spend days exploring the UK’s biggest urban park that sits to the north of the city in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. It’s full of wildlife and nature, and everything from birds and cows, to deer can be seen amongst the lakes that are dotted around Sutton Park.
Take a visit to the oldest working cinema in the country for a cinema experience unlike any other. It features everything from new releases to old classics.
If you’re in Birmingham in the summer, then popping down to Edgbaston for a bit of cricket is an absolute must.
Get unique views of the city centre skyline, that have been described as everything from “stunning”, to “a seaside in the city”, so if you want a bit of nature from a more central location, then the reservoir is the place to go.
Stunning gardens located just outside the centre, it’s a great place to spend a sunny day.
Birmingham’s oldest pub offers a unique drinking experience in a 14th century timber framed inn, located just outside of the city centre in Digbeth.