Legoland Discovery Centre Adults must be accompanied by a child! www
West Bromwich Albion Football Club ‘The Baggies’ Birmingham Rd, B71 4LF www.wba.co.uk
Sandwell Park Farm Restored Victorian farm. Grazing meadows, traditional farmyard, & walled kitchen gardens Sandwell Valley, B71 4BG Web Info
Birmingham City Football Club ‘The Blues’ St Andrews, B9 4RL www.bcfc.com
Aston Villa Football Club ‘The Villa’ Villa Park, B6 6HE www.avfc.co.uk
Warwickshire Cricket Club ‘The Bears’ Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU www.warwickshireccc.com

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City Centre

Five Ways Leisure Centre Mixed  leisure Broad St, B1 5AY www.fivewaysleisure.co.uk
Electric Cinema Oldest working cinema in the world  Station St, B5 4DY www.theelectric.co.uk
Custard Factory Creative and digital businesses and venue Gibb St, B9 4AA www.custardfactory.co.uk
Gay Village Adjacent to Chinese Quarter Hurst Street Hurst St, B5 2TB Web Info
Glee Club Comedy club and music venue with stand up nights Hurst St, B5 4TD www.glee.co.uk
Mailbox Shopping, lifestyle and restaurants Commercial St, B1 1RS www.mailboxlife.com
Ikon Gallery Modern art gallery in historic Board School Oozells Sq, B1 2HS www.ikon-gallery.org
Library of Birmingham Europe’s largest public library with viewing gardens Centenary Sq, B1 2ND Web Info
Arcadian, Chinatown Entertainment and party venue  Chinatown, Hurst Street, B5 2TD www.thearcadian.co.uk
Arena Birmingham Sporting and concert venue King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA www.arenabham.co.uk
Back to Backs Surviving back to back court houses. A key attraction. Hurst Street, B5 4TE www.nationaltrust.org.uk
BBC Tour of BBC Birmingham studios Mailbox, B1 1RD www.bbc.co.uk
Birmingham Hippodrome Home of Birmingham Royal Ballet hosting wide variety of shows Hurst Street, B5 4TB www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Museum & Art Gallery World’s largest collection of pre- Raphaelite artworks Chamberlain Sq, B3 3DH www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Birmingham REP Longest established building based theatre company Centenary Square, B1 2EP www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Blue Orange Theatre Independent theatre in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Great Hampton St, B18 6AD www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk
Bullring & Grand Central Shopping destinations with over 200 stores Bull Ring, B5 4BU New St Station, B2 4XJ www.bullring.co.uk
Canal Boat Trips Canalside departure from several companies Brindleyplace and Gas St, www.sherbornewharf.co.uk www.away2canal.co.uk
CBSO Centre Practice and concert venue Berkeley St, B1 2LF www.cbso.co.uk
Crescent Theatre Wide range of drama and music Sheepcote St, B16 8AE www.crescent-theatre.co.uk
Positively Birmingham Walking Tour No. 1 Looks at Georgian and Victorian, C20th architecture and city you can see today www.positivelybirmingham.co.
Positively Birmingham Walking Tour No. 2 Chamberlain Square to Bull Ring. Includes study of life and work of Sir Edward Burne Jones www.positivelybirmingham.co. uk
Selly Manor A timber crock-framed 14th- century building Bournville, B30 2AE www.sellymanormuseum.org.u k
St Nicholas’ Place Large complex of medieval buildings Green, King’s Norton, B38 8RU www.saintnicolasplace.co.uk
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Contact

Birmingham Picture Library, 14 St Bernard’s Road, Olton B92 7BB. Tel: +44 (0) 121 765 4114 Email: info@discoveringbirmingham,co.uk
Museum of Jewellery Quarter Preserved factory with guided tours and retail area Vyse St, B18 6HA www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/jewellery
National Sealife Centre Aquarium with over 60 exhibits of freshwater and marine life Brindleyplace, B1 2HL www.visitsealife.com/birmingham
New Alexandra Theatre Often known as ‘the Alex’ , dating from 1901 in art deco style Suffolk St, B5 4DS Whats On www
Newman Brothers Museum/Coffin Works Explores social history and cultural change Fleet St, B3 1JP www.coffinworks.org
02 Academy Music venue Horse Fair, B1 1DB www.academymusicgroup.com/ o2academybirmingham
Old Joint Stock Theatre Studio theatre with new plays, musical, comedy Temple Row, B2 5NY www.oldjointstock.co.uk
Old Rep First purpose-built reperatory theatre Station St, B5 4DY www.oldreptheatre.co.uk
Parkside Gallery Exhibitions from acclaimed artists and designers - also Platform 5 Grand Central concourse www.bcu.ac.uk/parkside- gallery
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Picaddilly Arcade Shopping arcade which includes Triomphe l’oeil 3-d illusional ceiling paintings New Street, B2 4EU www.birminghampiccadillyarcade. co.uk
Positively Birmingham Walking Tours Guided tours of the city centre, weekends and some weekdays Library of Birmingham www.positivelybirmingham.co. uk
RBSA Gallery Royal Birmingham Society of Artists gallery Brook St, B3 1SA www.rbsa.org.uk
Spring Hill Library Community library desinged by Martin and Chamberlain Spring Hill, B18 7BH Facebook Page
St Chad’s Cathedral Significant August Pugin architecture and a lively church St Chad’s Queensway, B4 6EU www.stchadscathedral.org.uk
St Martin in the Bullring Parish church of Birmingham with De Bermingham Tombs and earliest Burne-Jones glass in city Bull Ring, B5 5BB www.bullring.org
St Philip’s Cathedral Baroque church with stained glass by Burne-Jones and a lively Christian community Colmore Row, B3 2QB www.birminghamcathedral.com
Pen Museum Based in a former pen factory in the heart of the Jewellery Qtr. Frederick St, B1 3HS www.penmuseum.org.uk
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Contains oldest working James Watt steam engine in the world Curzon St, B4 7XG www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/thinktank
Town Hall Concert event and venue. Grade I 1834 building Victoria Sq,B3 3DQ www.thsh.co.uk
Two Towers Brewery Local brewery with tours Shadwell St, B4 6HG www.twotowersbrewery.co.uk
Victoria Law Courts A functioning court and well worth a visit - can look inside when open Corporation St, B4 6QA Web Info
Symphony Hall Home of CBSO and popular event venue Centenary Sq. B1 2EDA www.thsh.co.uk
Walk of Stars Famous names from popular culture along Broad Street Broad St, www.westsidebid.co.uk/stars

Out of City Centre

Aston Villa Stadium Tour Home to Aston Villa FC since 1897 Aston, B6 6HE www.avfc.co.uk/villa- park/stadium-tours
Barton Arms Very traditional Victorian pub. Fine beers and Thai food Aston, B6 4UP www.thebartonsarms.com
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Barber Institute of Fine Arts Uni Birmingham, B15 2TS www.barber.org.uk
Cadbury World Self guided tour of famous chocolate factory experience Bournville, B30 1TR www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Castle Bromwich Hall & Gardens A restored Baroque country estate and garden Castle Bromwich, B36 9BT www.castlebromwichhallgardens. org.uk
Clent Hills Panoramic views and walks close to Birmingham Clent, DY9 9PU www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clent -hills
Lickey Hills Country Park Picturesque country space 10 miles from the city centre Rednal, B45 7RA Website
MAC Birmingham Arts Centre Arts complex Edgbaston, B12 9QH www.macbirmingham.co.uk
Botanical Gardens Fifteen acres of gardens and glasshouses Edgbaston, B15 3TR www.birminghambotanicalgardens. org.uk
Climbing Frame Artwork William Mitchell concrete art on a grand scale Hockley, B19 1DY
Ackers Adventure Dry ski slope and other activities Small Heath, B11 2PY www.ackers-adventure.co.uk
Blakesley Manor Tudor house and gardens Yardley, B25 8RN www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/blakesley
Balti Triangle Home of traditional balti curry. Sparkhill, B12 8AJ www.balti-birmingham.co.uk
Museum Collection Centre Stored collections Duddeston, B7 4RQ www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/collection/museum- collection-centre
Park Run A free 5 km run in local parks organised nationally Cannon Hill, Edgbaston Brueton Park, Solihull Sign up for your bar code here: www.parkrun.org.uk
Sarehole Mill A working water mill open to the public and associated with JRR Tolkien who lived close by Hall Green, B13 0BD www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/sarehole
Moseley Road Baths Spectacular 1907 swimming pools with the smaller one still open to swim in Balsall Heath, B12 9AN www.friendsofmrb.co.uk
Jaguar Experience Tour of Castle Bromwich jaguar factury Castle Bromwich, B35 &RA www.jaguar.co.uk/experience- jaguar/factory-tours
Moseley Bog Local nature reserve associated with JRR Tolkien Moseley, B13 9JX www.birmingham.gov.uk/mos eleybog

Walking Tours

Winterbourne House & Gardens Botanic gardne of the University of Birmingham Edgbaston, B15 2RT www.winterbourne.org.uk
Wythall Transport Museum Collection of buses and battery electric vehicles - event days Wythall, B47 6JA www.wythall.org.uk
Soho House Museum and former home of Mathew Boulton and meeting place of Lunar Society Handsworth, B18 5LB hwww.birminghammuseums.org. uk/soho

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Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club ‘Bees’ Portway, B94 9LH www.beesrugby.com
Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club Billesley Common, B13 0PT www.moseleyrugby.co.uk

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