barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Visit us

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, from 23 September

Whether you’re exploring new places on your doorstep or returning to see old favourites, we’re delighted you are planning a trip to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to see our wonderful collections.

In our delightful Art Deco galleries you’ll find paintings by the greatest artists of their time, from Botticelli, Bellini, Rubens and Van Dyck, to Vigée Le Brun, Turner, Monet and Magritte. You’ll also see superb works of decorative art and sculpture, as well as changing displays of prints and drawings and a new coin exhibition.

Before you visit, please familiarise yourself with the changes we’ve made to ensure that your visit is safe and comfortable. These changes are explained in our Covid-19 FAQs and we have also made a short film (available soon) to show you what to expect. Most importantly you will need to book a timed ticket in advance and wear a face covering when visiting. Please don’t visit if you or anyone else in your household has symptoms of Covid-19, but stay at home and follow NHS guidance.

We hope you enjoy spending time with our fantastic collections.


Learn more