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The top attractions in Birmingham you can't miss

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Jan 16, 2022
The top attractions in Birmingham you can't miss

Big, bold and brash in all the right ways, Birmingham is a wonderful place to call home. It’s also a great place to visit, with tens of millions of people visiting the city every year. Whether you live in the heart of town or in a neighbouring hotspot such as Coventry or Warwick, we’ve picked out five unmissable attractions in Birmingham.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Tracing its history back to 1885, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is one of the city’s top cultural highlights. From ancient Greek and Egyptian treasures to the world’s largest haul of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the museum contains approximately 800,000 objects in its vast collection. As one of the UK’s finest museums, it’s free to enter and perfect for a day out come rain or shine.

Cadbury World

Chocolate lovers unite; Cadbury World is one of the tastiest UK tourist attractions you can hope to visit. Welcoming around half a million sweet tooths each year, the Bournville site has been Cadbury’s spiritual home since 1878. The ‘factory in a garden’ now makes for a brilliant tour, where you can learn more about the history of both Cadbury and chocolate in general. Don’t miss the 1820s Bull Street shops or the chance to make your own confectionary. Or the opportunity to try molten chocolate à la Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory.

National Sea Life Centre

This is another of the city’s most popular attractions, where you can visit more than 60 fascinating exhibits teaching you all about marine life. There’s an increased focus on education and conservation, with a 4D cinema and calendar of events always on hand for further learning. The resident penguins rank among the stars of the show, along with the reef sharks, giant turtles, seahorses and stingrays. The National Sea Life Centre has an incredible ocean tank which holds a million litres of water, with a breathtaking underwater tunnel providing you and your little ones with stunning views.

National Motorcycle Museum

A must-visit for petrol heads, the National Motorcycle Museum contains the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world. Next door to the NEC and Birmingham Airport to the east of the city centre, the museum is set across eight acres of two-wheeled wonder. There’s around a thousand British-made motorcycles dating back to the end of the 19th century, bringing you right up to the modern day with high-powered superbikes.

Library of Birmingham

Housed within a high-tech postmodern building in Centenary Square, this is one of the largest libraries in Europe. Indeed, it’s also one of the largest cultural spaces on the continent. Guarding a captivating collection of rare books, archives and photography, the Library of Birmingham is home to one of the world’s most important Shakespeare collections. It’s also near other popular Birmingham attractions such as the impressive Symphony Hall and the Utilita Arena.

Whether you’re a walk from the city centre or you live in an area like Rugby or Ledbury and have to travel in, there are lots of exciting ways to spend your time in and around Birmingham. If you’re looking for a great new home close to the heart of town, don’t miss our fantastic Tenchlee Place development. With a 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home just a few miles from the city centre, you can look forward to visiting the top attractions in Birmingham whenever you want.