Birmingham: It's People, It's History

REVEALING BIRMINGHAM’S HIDDEN HERITAGE BIRMINGHAM: ITS PEOPLE, ITS HISTORY

The new ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ galleries at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, officially opened in October 2012 by the Birmingham poet Benjamin Zephaniah, are a fascinating destination for anyone interested in history.  They offer an insight into the development of Birmingham from its origin as a medieval market town through to its establishment as the workshop of the world.  But the personal stories, development of industry and campaigns for human rights represented in the displays have a significance and resonance far beyond the local; they highlight the pivotal role the city played in shaping our modern world.  From medieval metalwork to parts for the Hadron Collider, these galleries provide access to hundreds of artefacts, many of which have never been on public display before.  They are well worth a visit whether you are from Birmingham or not.

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