Bank Holiday fun at the Museum Collections Centre

By on 28/04/2011 in Culture, News

There will be family entertainment galore at the Museum Collections Centre Open Day on Monday May 2 between 10am – 4.30pm.

Visitors will be able to explore the amazing array of objects and artefacts including bicycles, old industrial machinery, cars and motorbikes, sewing and washing machines. There are literally thousands of pots, tin plate toys, old radios,  objects from ancient Egypt, dolls and handbags. 

The 160,000 square ft Collections Centre is based at 25 Dollman Street, Nechells and is part of Birmingham City Council's Museum Service.  The popular Griffin Trail will challenge children to find all 20 Griffin brackets from a James Watt steam engine. 

There will also be an historic bus service courtesy of Aston Manor Transport Museum that will travel between Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Edmund Street), Thinktank, the Museum Collections Centre and Aston Manor Transport Museum.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “The popular free Open Days at the Museum Collections Centre are important as they allow local people of all ages to discover hidden treasures and rediscovering nostalgic favourites. I’m delighted to be able to open its doors once again”.

For more information about both of the open days, a bus timetable or a map of the Museum Collections Centre, please visit www.bmag.org.uk or call 0121 303 1966.

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Media contact: Jason Lewis – 0121 303 4266 jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk

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