Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery announces re-opening date

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) has announced it will re-open next month.

The venue is gearing up to welcome back visitors on Wednesday October 7 after one of the most significant closures in the museum’s history due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm; capacity will be reduced to accommodate social distancing and timed tickets must be booked in advance.

Tickets will be free but, if possible, visitors will be asked to donate to help Birmingham Museums Trust secure its future.

Gurminder Kenth, museum manager at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, said: “Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery hasn’t been the same since our doors closed to visitors in March. While we’ve adapted to reach people online during this time, we are over the moon to be able to welcome the people of Birmingham and beyond back to the museum.

“The team have been working hard to put extra measures in place to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit. We have a really exciting programme coming up and while things may feel a little different, it’s the same familiar museum behind the doors, ready to greet you.”