8 Mar 2017

The Drugs Don’t Work: A Tale of Resistance

For one day only! Join Aston University’s Professor Anthony Hilton and the Hobgoblin Theatre Company for a stage play with a difference. The special performances will take place 5th April only.

Antibiotics are now a common part of life, most people will have been prescribed a course by their GP. But what happens when people misuse them? When they are over prescribed? Or when they stop working? Read More...

8 Dec 2016

Workshops and Guided Tours for the Night in the Museum Exhibition

Leading British artist, Ryan Gander, has selected works from the Arts Council Collection in upcoming exhibition Night in the Museum . The exhibition is at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 26 November 2016 - 12 February 2017 and is free to visit.

Guided tours themed towards your learning outcomes are available to book, as well as a series of arts workshops that are both fun and engaging. Read More...

15 Nov 2016

Home Educator Day at Thinktank on 6 December 2016: The Crunch

 Thinktank is pleased to announce that our latest Home Educator Day on Tuesday 6 December 2016 is themed The Crunch.

The Crunch is an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone is invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The future of food is one of the biggest challenges on our plate. Food and drink are fundamental to our lives, connecting everything from our health to the world around us. It’s time for us to take a fresh look at our relationship with food. At the moment it’s unsustainable, and this needs to change so that we can live healthier, happier lives. Read More...

7 Nov 2016

Become a School in Residence!

Our new school in residence programme is now open.

We're looking for ambitious teachers and educational leaders to take part in residencies across our unique museums and heritage sites.  Read More...

10 Oct 2016

Discounted Entry for schools to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Soho House!

We're offering schools the chance to visit either the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Soho House at the discounted rate of £3.50 per child.

The offer will run from October - December 2016 and will include access to either museum and a facilitated session with one of our dedicated Learning Officers. Read More...

29 Sep 2016

Tomorrows Engineering Week 2016 - Quiz

To celebrate Tomorrows engineering Week 2016, Thinktank in partnership with tomorrows engineers have produced an engineering quiz featuring on some of the fabulous collections in the museum. 

Tomorrow's Engineers Week is 7-11 November 2016. The week shines a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. It is an opportunity to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry. You can be part of #TEWeek16. Read More...

Chasing patterns
22 Jun 2016

Silver Treasure Project

Pupils from St Huberts and Old Hill primary schools, Sandwell, worked with artist silversmith Theresa Nguyen and writer Mandy Ross on Silver Treasure, a Heritage Lottery Fund project. 

Learning about silversmithing techniques through the ages, the children took inspiration from the Staffordshire Hoard and from contemporary silversmithing in the Jewellery Quarter to design and make their own beautiful metalwork gifts. They wrote poetry and leaflets exploring the ancient techniques and modern skills they discovered.  Read More...

 ptp8222%20school%20visit%20 %20children%20running%20outside%20aston%20hall
10 Jun 2016

Book a school trip to Birmingham Museums this Summer Term!

There's still time to book an inspiring and memorable school trip for your class this summer term!

See below for some highlights from the programme at our Heritage Sites and make the most of the great outdoors with your class this Half-Term. Read More...

Bmt inspire 16 twitter 1500px x 500px
3 May 2016

Inspire 16: Youth Arts Competition

To celebrate Birmingham's Year of Arts and Young People, Birmingham Museums Trust is launching its first Youth Arts competition - Inspire 16!

Open to anyone aged 11-19, there's the opportunity to win an iPad Air and to show work in the summer exhibition in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Read More...

3 May 2016

Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

Acquired for the nation in 2014, Sir Anthony van Dyck’s last self-portrait takes centre stage in this striking exhibition exploring the concepts of physical and metaphorical turning in portraiture.

Showcasing major loans from the National Portrait Gallery alongside highlights from Birmingham’s collection, this is the first ever exhibition curated by West Midlands born and internationally renowned artist, John Stezaker. Read More...