Birmingham is famous for not only its manufacturing roots; it’s also well-known for its heritage in the world of food and cuisine, legendary rock music, bustling nightlife, sprawling canal networks, and huge cultural impact. Birmingham has a cultural significance that spans literature, art, TV, food, music, and beyond.
Visiting Birmingham or simply looking for something to do with your friends & family? Here’s Digibiz’s top 10 things to do in Birmingham:
The Birmingham Back to Backs are the city’s last surviving court of back-to-back houses. They are preserved as examples of the thousands of similar houses that were built around shared courtyards, for the rapidly increasing population of Britain’s expanding industrial towns. You’ll feel like you’ve just walked on to the set of peaky blinders!
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building featuring over 40 galleries that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.
The National Motorcycle Museum occupies an 8-acre site in Bickenhill, Solihull, England and holds the world’s largest collection of British motorcycles. In addition to over 850 motorcycles, which cover a century of motorcycle manufacture, the museum has conference facilities.
Symphony Hall is a 2,262 seat concert venue in Birmingham, England. It was officially opened by the Queen on 12 June 1991, although it had been in use since 15 April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and hosts around 270 events a year. It was completed at a cost of £30 million.
The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library.
Villa Park is a football stadium in Aston, Birmingham, England, with a seating capacity of 42,749. It has been the home of Premier League side Aston Villa since 1897.
Winterbourne Botanic Garden is a heritage site and botanic garden located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is owned by the University of Birmingham. The house was built as a family home for the Nettlefold family in 1904.
The Birmingham Hippodrome is a theatre situated on Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter of Birmingham, England.
Although best known as the home stage of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, it also hosts a wide variety of other performances including visiting opera and ballet companies, touring West End shows, pantomime and drama.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is a museum at 75-79 Vyse Street in Hockley, Birmingham, England. It is one of the nine museums run by the Birmingham Museums Trust, the largest independent museums trust in the United Kingdom.
10. Cadbury World
Cadbury World is a visitor attraction in Birmingham, England, featuring a self-guided exhibition tour, created and run by the Cadbury Company. The tour tells the history of chocolate, and of the Cadbury business. A second location in Dunedin, New Zealand, closed in May 2018.