Birmingham | Things to do in Birmingham

Things to do in Birmingham

Birmingham is packed full of sights and attractions to keep you busy. If you’re a culture vulture, you’ll have plenty of museums, galleries and tours to choose from. If you prefer to take things in at your own pace, wander along the network of canals and see the sights of the city in your own time. Want to know more? Our quick guide will take you on a whistle-stop tour of Birmingham’s top sights and attractions.

Team Member Content - Kalsoom Begum, Ops Manager

Kalsoom Begum, Ops Manager at Great Barr Premier Inn says:
“For a great day out with the kids, we like Millennium point. There’s the Think Tank and The Science Museum. We also like Ashend farm, close to Drayton Manor, where they can sit on ponies and feed the lambs”.

Museums and galleries

Whether you’re interested in Birmingham’s heritage or its modern art gems, you’ll find something to catch your eye in its museums and galleries.

Parks and landmarks

From the lush countryside of the surrounding areas to the innovative architecture of the city centre, there are plenty of places to explore in Birmingham. 

Attractions

Take a tour around a chocolate factory or explore a stately home. Wander through a botanical oasis or delve into the secret life of the sea. There’s something for everyone in Birmingham.

Birmingham universities

With top universities, welcoming locals and some of the best student nights in the country, it’s no wonder 65,000 people choose to study in Birmingham each year.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

Whether you want to stay in Birmingham’s city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Birmingham Airport and New Street Station, as well as the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and the Bullring.