Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Housed in an impressive Grade II listed building and considered a Birmingham landmark, ‘BMAG’ offers over 40 galleries of diverse art displays and exhibitions. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to one of the world's finest collections of pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as impressive collections of silver, sculpture, ceramics, and archaeology, as well as natural and social history.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a short nine-minute walk from our Birmingham hotel on Broad Street. Admission is free -visitors are welcome to drop in and look around at their leisure between 10am-5pm, Saturday – Thursday, 10.30-5pm on Fridays.
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
This is an award-winning, working museum based around a 'time capsule' jewellery factory, telling its story from the last 200 years. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers visitors a guided tour of the factory and allows you to meet skilled jewellers at work. There is also a temporary exhibition space hosting a range of workshops and events, as well as a museum shop selling a selection of Birmingham-made contemporary jewellery, books, and gifts.
Entrance costs just £6 for those over 16, with a guided tour it costs £7. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am-5pm, and is just a leisurely 23- minute walk from Jurys Inn, or a five-minute drive.
National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum is home to a unique collection of beautifully restored British motorcycles dating from 1898 to the 1990s. There are more than 1,000 machines outlining the history of a once world-dominating industry. Entry to the museum is just £8.95 per adult and £6.95 per child (5-16 years).
A little outside Birmingham city centre, The National Motorcycle Museum is a short 20-minute drive to Solihull. Join the M6 Junction 6 heading south, exit Junction 4a onto the M42 South, continue on the M42 until exit 6 signed post NEC/Airport, the entrance to the museum is the second left of the motorway island.
The Think Tank offers an exciting day out for all visitors to explore, learn, and engage. Consisting of ten themed galleries of interactive and informative exhibits, this modern museum allows you to discover everything from locomotives and aircrafts to intestines and taste buds.
Spanning over four floors and housing over 200 ‘hands-on’ displays, you can visit the Spitfire Gallery, Science Garden, Marine Worlds Gallery, and the Planetarium, or head to the Kid’s Park with the children for outdoor play with a scientific twist.
The Think Tank museum is situated in the relatively new complex - Millennium Point, which is a ten-minute drive, or 20 minutes by bus/walking from Jurys Inn Birmingham. Standard admission fees are £9.50 for children (3-15 years), and £13 for adults, and the museum is open daily 10am-5pm.