Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - 15 minutes from Aston's campus
1st year Psychology student and blogger
I haven't had the chance to visit Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery, so this was a completely new experience for me. My first impression was that I didn’t expect the building to be so large. Every corner we turned there was another exhibition, more things to discover, new experiences to unfold.
As there were so many things to look at, we decided to focus on just one exhibition, so we didn’t have to rush through the museum. We chose to go to the Birmingham’s history galleries so I could find out a little bit more about the city that is now my second home.
Birmingham’s history galleries were very interesting and had a huge array of different artefacts, costumes and texts to look at. The galleries take a look back to the past 500 years of Birmingham’s history, all the way up to modern times and what the city has recently achieved.
From designing your own 18th century trade card to the exhibition on how Birmingham was effected by World War Two, the galleries are informative and interesting, but most of all, they are fun.
We also had a quick look at an art exhibition that was being shown in the museum. All the art was created by local Birmingham artists and was very interesting to look at. Many of the artist’s creations mirrored the vibrancy and creativity of the city and I was very impressed to see such a large museum take the interests of small city artists into their hands.
Whatever you may be interested in, whether it be history or modern technology, cultures or music, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has a huge range of events to get yourself immersed into. Take yourself over to www.bmag.org.uk/events to see what you would like to explore next.