West Midlands

From Birmingham to The Black Country, Ironbridge and Shropshire to Staffordshire, and Worcestershire to Herefordshire, The West Midlands region is packed with visitor attractions to make great days out for groups of all ages and interests.


It is a dynamic, creative city that is constantly evolving and Birmingham's art collection is as wide as it is impressive. From the world's largest collection of pre-Raphaelite artwork and a creative hub packed with new artists, it is true there are more than 500,000 works of art in one square mile. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, and archaeology. It is home to the largest collection of pre- Raphaelite artwork in the world, as well as collections of silver, sculpture, ceramics and ancient and social history galleries. Birmingham's unique Jewellery Quarter is home to Europe's largest school of jewellery.


There's a number of galleries showcasing work including the UK's second oldest independent art gallery; the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has an outstanding collection of Old Masters alongside and modern classics, where you will see works by Rubens, Gainsborough, Rossetti, Monet, Degas and Magritte.


Worcestershire is a beautiful West Midlands county with so much to offer for groups, especially for those with an interest in visiting museums and galleries as part of their itineraries. Worcester is world-famous for its porcelain and The Museum of Royal Worcester - located amidst the old Victorian buildings that used to be home to the Royal Worcester factory, is just two minutes' walk from Worcester Cathedral and the city centre. The Museum holds over 10,000 ceramic objects - the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world. Worcester's Forge Mill Needle Museum is another unique heritage site, telling both the history of needle making in the listed Victorian water scouring Forge Mill and the story






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