barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

How to find us

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TS


The Barber is just three miles from the centre of Birmingham and is easily accessible by car, bus and train.

We encourage our visitors to use public transport where possible.

By bus:

There are frequent buses from the city centre to the bottom of nearby Edgbaston Park Road (61 & 63 operated by National Express West Midlands). Other services from the city and region call at stops surrounding the University campus. Plan your journey here.

By train

University Station is across campus – turn left on exiting the station and go straight ahead, following signs. The gallery is on your left when you arrive at the East Gate.

Cross-City Line trains leave New Street station regularly (direction Longbridge/Redditch) and take approximately 10 minutes to travel the two stops.

Check train times and buy tickets at

By car:

Take the A38 (Bristol Road), turning onto Edgbaston Park Road, where you will see the Barber at the top of the hill on the left, at the East Gate of campus (for all other routes click here).

Parking is available in the University’s North-East Car Park, accessed via Pritchatts Road (first road off Edgbaston Park Road to the left, after the Barber – sat-nav postcode B15 2SA).

Find more University parking information here – charges apply on weekdays; it’s free to park at the weekend and after 6pm.



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