Happy Birthday BMAG!

bmag birthday

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will be celebrating its 130th Birthday this Saturday, and they have lots of festivities in store. From 11am-4pm there will be live entertainment, a chance to dress in historic costume and have photographs taken, meet Queen Victoria, enjoy bake sale treats, birthday cake, a raffle, and special tours revealing the museum’s secrets.

The museum was built by and for the city’s working people. It opened in 1885 on a Saturday, so that the city’s working people could be the first to view its collections; it was also one of the first museums in the UK to open on a Sunday, and over 70 million people have benefitted from free admission since the museum first opened.