Birmingham: it’s people it’s history
Birmingham: it’s people it’s history is housed in newly-opened refurbished galleries, and explores over 500 years of history of Birmingham. Of course, Digbeth features prominently in this story, as not only the home of Birmingham’s longest standing public house The Old Crown, but also the birthplace of industry in the region.
Immerse yourself in over 500 years of life, passion, strife and achievement. In the iconic new ‘Birmingham, its people, its history’ galleries visitors can explore the city’s global heritage from medieval times and the industrial revolution, through to the World Wars – to the technology-led life of the 21st century.
These are not just galleries – they are an experience which brings the city into sharp focus and reflects how the people of Birmingham and its industries have shaped not only the city, but the world as we know it today.
The galleries’ dramatic architecture and imaginative displays can inspire visitors of all ages. There are models, interactive displays and hands-on activities to captivate families. You can design your own 18th century trade card or become a Birmingham Air Raid Warden in the Second World War.