How to find us

How to find us

Booking is essential; please book your visit in advance of the day you plan to visit the Barber – book a free ticket here.

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


Find the latest University parking information here (scroll down and select ‘Visitor Parking’). 

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).

Roadworks are currently being carried out along Edgbaston Park Road in front of the Barber, between the Bristol Road junction and Pritchatts Road, with temporary traffic lights in place. These are due to continue until 19 July.

Visitors travelling to the Barber by car are encouraged to allow extra time for their journey, and, if possible, avoid accessing the University’s East Gate or the north east car park in Pritchatts Road via the Bristol Road junction.

Visitor charges in all locations above are below (correct as of 6 May 2021):

Charges apply on weekdays until 6pm; it’s free to park on campus at the weekend.

Up to 1 hour £2.50
1-3 hours £4.00
3-5 hours £5.50
5-8 hours £6.20
Up to 10 hours £7.00

No cash, register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone.

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

Where are we?

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

The Barber is located at the East Gate of the Edgbaston campus at the University of Birmingham.

For general directions for the University and other campus maps, visit:

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