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For Families and Children


How Art is Made

Find out about creative techniques from painting, woodcarving, bronze-casting, drawing and etching to weaving, pottery, jewellery-making and the process of stained glass. You can watch artists talking about their work whilst demonstrating different artistic processes through a series of interactive TV screens.

In Touch

A gallery designed to apeal to the senses. You can experience a variety of artworks through touch, sound and light. Step inside a 17th century painting, eavesdrop on Albert Einstein, or squeeze yourself into a chair in the shape of a 19th century corset.

Picture and History Galleries

You can see art spanning seven centuries of European history and culture.  A trail of interactive activities provides a hands-on experience for children. Try on costumes, discover hidden treasures in drawers and have fun with jigsaws.

Family Activities

There are family activities every weekend (1-4pm) with arts, crafts and much more. Events cost £1.50 per child and are free for accompanying adults. Organised on a drop-in basis, they are a great way to get creative. During the school holidays there are further activities.  See for What's On more details.


 Family Activities take place every weekend at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.