Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B152TS
+44 (0) 121 414 7333
Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat/Sun
Loads of top family workshops, fun days, family gallery guides and other activities and events at this world-class gallery and concert hall, with an art collection that includes major masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Rossetti, Rubens, Degas, Turner, Gainsborough and many more big guns, plus frequent, fascinating temporary exhibitions. A wonderful, family-friendly gem of an art museum.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has been described as one of the finest small art galleries in Europe.
The galleries are small but there's a lot of art in a small space, with Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet and Picasso amongst the starring names.
There is a small refreshment area and gift shop, as well as an ongoing program of lunchtime talks and other events.
The staff have always been friendly, and being free, it's always worth a visit, especially combined with the nearby Lapworth Museum and Winterbourne Botanical Gardens. It's easily accessed by buses from the Bristol Road, or from the University train station.