Birmingham's art galleries and centres of art - Enjoy!

Birmingham is a thriving city for artists and all forms of creatives. Take our feature and links to see what's available and what you can visit both in and out of the city centre.

When it comes to galleries and centres in which to explore and engage in art, Birmingham's got come great places to visit and indulge your passion.

Here's our featured list of galleries and centres of art.  Take the links for more information on each, view them all together on our cultural map of Birmingham's Gems or take the web links provided.



Located in Birmingham City Centre


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - The Gas Hall

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH. See Birmingham Gems map.


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery originally opened back in 1885. The extension by the 1910s. The museum suffered damage during WW2, but was repaired after the war. The Birmingham History Galleries opened in 2012. Temporary or touring exhibitions use the Gas Hall, such as Dippy on Tour in 2018 or the Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition in 2019. BM & AG was partially reopened from April to December 2022 after two years of closure. But is closed throughout 2023 until they reopen sometime in 2024.

BMAG website

The Birmingham School of Art (Birmingham City University)

6 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BU.  See Birmingham Gems map

Birmingham School of Art

The Birmingham School of Art is located on Margaret Street in a magnificent terracotta building. 

School of Art website.


BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

Norfolk House, 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG. See Birmingham Gems map


BOM (Birmingham Open Media) is where art, technology and science collide. It has a gallery and cafe, free entry. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm each week. Close to Birmingham New Street Station.

Birmingham Open Media website 


Cass Art

19 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 4LP. See Birmingham Gems map.

Cass+Art+Birmingham+-+Centres+of+art+with+communityCass Art is a chain of art supplies shops throughout the UK. Either on their website, or in their shops. They opened the Birmingham branch back in 2016 on Corporation Street.

Cass Art Birmingham website


Located in the Colmore BID


Colley Ison Gallery 

85, 89 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BB. See Birmingham Gems map

Colley Ison Gallery Colmore Row

Small art gallery on Colmore Row. It was formerly called Reuben Colley Fine Art. It has been here since at least 2015. Reuben Colley founded the gallery back in 2010 in Moseley. They moved to Colmore Row in 2015. The business was rebranded in 2020 during the pandemic, while celebrating their 10th anniversary. The new name makes reference to the Gallery Director, Timothy Ison, who has fronted the business since inception.

Colley Ison Gallery website


Clarendon Fine Art (formerly Whitewall Galleries) Birmingham

9 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2QD. See Birmingham Gems map.

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Was one of a network of over 40 Whitewall Galleries around the UK. This one opened next to Birmingham Snow Hill Station in 2012. A specialist in 20th century art. They have art and sculptures from international artists around the world.

Whitewall Galleries Birmingham website (formerly).



In autumn 2022, they rebranded to Clarendon Fine Art. Which is part of a network of 80 galleries around the country, including 13 on ocean liners.

Clarendon Fine Art Birmingham website (presently).


Located in Westside


The IKON Art Gallery

Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS.  See Birmingham Gems map.


The IKON Art Gallery is an international acclaimed contemporary art venue located in the wonderful Oozells Square, Birmingham. The Gallery is in a Grade II listed building located in the stunning Oozells Square in Brindleyplace.

Ikon art gallery website 


Castle Fine Art

Castle Fine Art, The ICC (Birmingham), Floor 2 - International Convention Centre - Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA. See Birmingham Gems map

A network of galleries all over the country, this is one of two Castle Fine Art venues in Birmingham City Centre. This one at The ICC, close to the canalside entrance.

Castle Fine Art ICC

Castle Fine Art Birmingham ICC website


Castle Fine Art, The Mailbox (Birmingham), Level 2, The Mailbox, 5 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RD. See Birmingham Gems map.

A network of galleries all over the country, this is one of two Castle Fine Art venues in Birmingham City Centre. This one at The Mailbox.

Castle Fine Art Mailbox

Castle Fine Art Birmingham The Mailbox website


Located in the Jewellery Quarter


Artisan Alchemy Gallery

85 Caroline Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1UP. See Birmingham Gems map


Artisan Alchemy is a contemporary gallery exhibiting bespoke fine furniture and Artisan Artemy fine jewellery. They occupy a renovated 19th century building which also features workshops for local creative businesses.

Artisan Alchemy Gallery website


RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1SA. See Birmingham Gems map.


The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists was founded at New Street in 1821. Originally based in a Neo-Classical building designed by Thomas Rickman, dating to 1829. It was redeveloped in the early 20th century. William Bloye made two bronze plaques for the RBSA in 1919. In 2000 they relocated to Brook Street in the Jewellery Quarter, now known as RBSA Gallery.

RBSA Gallery website


St Paul's Gallery

108 Northwood Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1TH. See Birmingham Gems map.


Art gallery located on Northwood Street in the Jewellery Quarter. They have art of band cover images such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Queen.

St Paul's Gallery website


Stryx Community Art Cafe and Gallery

90 Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6JZ. See Birmingham Gems map.

90 Vyse St

It will open on the 13th April 2024. Led by two ladies called Anna Katarzyna Domejko and Karolina Korupczynska. They have moved from Digbeth.

Stryx website


Located in the Gun Quarter


The Gunmakers Arms

93 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG. See Birmingham Gems map.

The Gunmakers Arms

A Grade II listed building, The Gunmakers Arms dates to 1820, and was once part of the Mitchells & Butlers chains of public houses. It is now a venue for local artists and photographers to display their work on the walls inside, and sell the framed prints.

Gunmakers Arms - website


Located in Digbeth


Eastside Projects

 86 Heath Mill Lane, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR. See Birmingham Gems map.


A free gallery for artists in Digbeth on Heath Mill Lane used for experimental contemporary art exhibitions and events.

Eastside Projects website


Minerva Works

Warwick Bar, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RS. See Birmingham Gems map


The Minerva Works is home to several art galleries in units including: Centrala, Grand Union, Vivid Projects and Stryx. At Warwick Bar, and next to the River Rea.

Centrala websiteGrand Union website,  Vivid Projects websiteStryx website


Digbeth Art Space - Custard Factory

Custard Factory, Zellig, Gibb Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AT. See Birmingham Gems map.

Developed in 2016 as Digbeth Arts Market, Digbeth Art Space has grown organically since its establishment in 2016, developing into a collective art gallery, shop and market. They have a loyal community of over 500 creatives.

Digbeth Art Space website



Suburban Birmingham



1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT. See Birmingham Gems map.


Artist led gallery, workspace and a bar in the heart of Stirchley, Birmingham.

Artefact Stirchley website


Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham. B15 2TS.  See Birmingham Gems map.

Barber Institute of Fine ArtsThe world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

Barber Institute website.


Midlands Art Centre

Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B12 9QH. See Birmingham Gems map

Midlands Art Centre, usually abbreviated to The Mac is a wonderful place to go and experience art and all forms of culture. It is located in the beautiful Cannon Hill Park.

The MAC website


Lux Gallery

13 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AU. See Birmingham Gems map


Lux Gallery is a fully independent art gallery and photography studio in the heart of Edgbaston Village, Birmingham. Lux Gallery offers an exclusive list of artists and works to Birmingham city. Lux represent established and emerging artists who create wall art, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery.

Lux Gallery website


ORT Gallery

Moseley Community Hub, 496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath. Birmingham, B12 9AH. See Birmingham Gems Map

ORT Gallery School of Art

The ORT Gallery is now housed in the former Moseley Road School of Art building in Balsall Heath (restored in 2018). They were previously located next door at The Old Print Works.

ORT Gallery website


Park View Gallery

70 Vicarage Road, King's Heath, Birmingham, B14 7QL. See Birmingham Gems map

Park View Gallery Kings Heath

Small art gallery on the corner of Avenue Road and Vicarage Road in Kings Heath, it is situated next to Kings Heath Park. They have been operating for over 25 years. They are currently operating an appointment only system at the moment.

Park View Gallery website


Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics 

10 St Mary's Row, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JG. See Birmingham Gems map.


Art gallery with contemporary art located in Moseley Village, opened on St Mary's Row in 2022. Framed art for sale on your walls. Opposite the no 1 bus stop at the Village Green.

Seventh Circle website


Located in Sutton Coldfield


Driffold Gallery

78 Birmingham Road, Maney, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QR. See Birmingham Gems map.


An art gallery established in 1983, it was now one of the best known art dealers and consultants in the country. The gallery occupies the whole of a Grade II listed building called The Smithy.

Driffold Gallery website


In other parts of the West Midlands Combined Authority you can visit these art galleries:

Located in Coventry

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP. See Coventry We Are map.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

The Herbert is an Art Gallery & Museum in the City of Coventry. It first opened in 1960. It had a major refurbishment in 2008. As of 2023, the museum is host to Dippy the dinosaur for three years starting in February 2023.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum website


Located in Dudley

Dudley Museum & Art Gallery (1883 - 2016)

St James's Road and Priory Street, Dudley, DY1. See Dudley We Are map.

Dudley Museum & Art GalleryThis was the public museum and art gallery in Dudley, that opened in 1883, until the site closed in 2016. Some of the museums collections were relocated to The Archives on Tipton Road. It's opposite the Dudley Town Hall and Dudley Council House. Was Grade II listed in 2022.


Located in Sandwell

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, WS10 7DF. See Sandwell We Are map.

Wednesbury Museum and Art GalleryA purpose built late Victorian art gallery in Wednesbury, built in 1891. It has a collection of Ruskin Pottery. Designed by West Bromwich architects Wood and Kendrick. The collection of art donated by Mrs Mary Ann Richards. A Grade II listed building, now run by Sandwell MBC.

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery website


Located in Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. See Walsall We Are map.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

The gallery was built from 1995 to 2000, designed by the architects Caruso St John. The exhibitions on floors 3 and 4 change regularly. The collections on floors 1 and 2 are from their extensive art collections. There is also a Costa Coffee here. At the Walsall Waterfront of the Walsall Town Arm of the Walsall Canal.

The New Art Gallery Walsall website


Located in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU. See Wolverhampton We Are map.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

An art gallery built from 1883-85 by J. A. Chatwin of Birmingham in Wolverhampton, a Grade II* listed building, it opened in 1884. There is a modern extension on Wulfruna Street to the back, also includes the former Municipal School of Art, built in the 1870s.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery website


Bilston Craft Gallery

 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, WV14 7LU. See Wolverhampton We Are map.


Bilston Gallery occupies the a locally listed historic venue. It was built by Frederick Harper on the site of Brueton House in 1905. They were local lock makers. By 1918 the premises was occupied by Bilston Girls' High School until they moved to a purpose built school in 1930. Bilston Borough Council had the idea of opening a municipal art gallery and museum on the site. It opened in 1937. It was renamed in 1999 from Bilston Art Gallery and Museum to Bilston Craft Gallery. It also houses the library.

Bilston Craft Gallery website

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08 Mar 2022 - On-going


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