Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is opening it’s Collections Centre for two free Open Days on Monday 3rd May (10am – 4.30pm) and Sunday 22nd August (10.30 – 5pm).
Yet again in 2010 – Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery invites you to join us behind the scenes at one of Britain’s largest storage facilities. These special public Open Days enable you the visitor to see the City’s reserve collections from Ancient History to Modern Day objects. There is always something new to discover whether you are a first time visitor or a ‘regular’.
This year’s events are open to all – with planned family activities including in May a free ride on a model steam train. The Collections Centre is only a couple of miles from the city centre close to Duddeston Station or the number 26 bus stop. There is plenty of free parking and refreshments available.
A vintage bus service courtesy of Aston Manor Transport Museum will travel between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (Edmund Street) and the Museum Collections Centre, with an additional stop at Thinktank. If your passion is vintage transport the same bus will take you to Aston Manor Transport Museum to see their collections. There is a small charge for entry to Aston Manor.
Visitors comments include:
‘Birmingham has one of the top museum stores for public access in the country’
‘A visit to the MCC show’s that Birmingham City Council does care about the city’s heritage’
‘The MCC is very good for all the family. Kept our 5-year old entertained (no mean feat!)’
‘It’s pure nostalgia’
For further information you can e-mail MCC@birmingham.gov.uk or ring the MCC on 0121 303 0190.