VIRTUAL TOUR: You can now look inside Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries without having to be there!
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The end is in sight, but if you're struggling for ideas to keep yourself entertained during lockdown why not take a trip down memory lane and immerse yourself in Birmingham's History!
Filmed in summer 2019, there are four tours to view - for both the art and history galleries.
Janine Eason, Director of Engagement at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “Our doors may be closed for now, but we are still there for our visitors. Art and culture can help us make sense of the world and often gives us an escape. We are lucky to have some excellent online resources so that people and families can explore the collection and continue to engage with us.
“We hope we can bring some joy and distraction to everyone who needs it during this concerning time.”
Here's what you can discover:
- The Round Room, Industrial Gallery and Edwardian Tearooms
You will begin in the iconic Round Room, where visitors arrive having walked up from the main entrance.
These areas of the museum and art gallery date to 1885 when the building opened.
To take a closer look click here!
- Birmingham Museum picture galleries:
Staying on the same floor, you can take a walk through 700 years of art, as the galleries take you from the 14th to 20th century.
To view click here!
- Staffordshire Hoard Gallery
The Staffordshire Hoard gallery tells the story of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.
- Take a walk through Birmingham History in the 'Birmingham: its people, its history' gallery
You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes the Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt galleries.
(The virtual tours were produced in partnership with Birmingham based reality capture company Scan Tech Digital).
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