barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

How to find us

The Barber is just three miles from the centre of Birmingham – we encourage our visitors to use public transport, walk, or cycle where possible.



There is a cycle rack to the right of the main entrance of the Barber. Find out more about cycling in Birmingham.


There are frequent buses from the city centre to the bottom of nearby Edgbaston Park Road (1A, 61, 63, X20, X21 and X22). Other services from the city and region call at stops surrounding the University campus. Plan your journey here.


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


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 (scroll down and select ‘Visitor Parking’) – charges apply on weekdays until 6pm; it’s free to park on campus at the weekend.

Please note that until early November essential works on the gas main running through campus may cause diversions, so your walk from the station or car park may take longer than usual, so allow time for this.

The South Gate car park is currently the site of a Covid-19 testing facility.