Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reopens

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) has reopened to the public today following nearly seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Timed tickets for entry must be pre-booked at with new opening times of Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

The museum will be operating with a reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing. Only the Level 2 galleries will be open with a new one-way system in place.

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

Gurminder Kenth, museum manager at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, said: “It feels brilliant to be opening our doors again and welcoming visitors back to the museum once more. This is the ideal time to explore BMAG and to experience new and familiar displays while we are quieter due to reduced capacity.

“With a pre-booked ticket, you’ll have the time and space to browse the galleries at your leisure and escape the news by immersing yourself in art and the peaceful surroundings of the museum. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back.”

Entry also includes access to the Edwardian Tearooms, with the opportunity to dine in or takeaway, and no need to book.