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


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).

With the exception of designated accessible parking, visitor parking is NOT available on campus between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, including during University vacations. However, at weekends, and after 6pm on weekdays, parking is permitted – and free of charge in the parking bays and car parks around the Barber.

Visitor parking is available in the University’s multi-storey 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).

Please note: there is no lift at North-East Car Park; pedestrian access between levels is solely via stairs or following the car route.

Charges apply from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, including during University vacations.

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

Visitor parking charges:

Charges apply on weekdays until 6pm. It’s free to park on campus, in the car park next to the Barber, 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.

Page updated: 5 August 2021

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:


Please contact reception if you have any questions about your visit:

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