Best Museums and Art Galleries In West Midlands

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in West Midlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 97 West Midlands museums and art galleries to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum2.8 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Thinking caps are what’s called for at this award winning museum with over 200 hands-on displays in the field of science and technology. Thinktank is...

Birmingham Museum and Gallery

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take education outside of the classroom and bring history to life at the Birmingham Museum and Gallery. This stunning building houses the Staffordshi...

Newman Brothers Coffin Works

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Newman Brothers Coffin Works is a rare and wonderfully preserved example of Victorian Engineering. Experience a time capsule, with its working ma...

Pen Museum

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Based in a former pen factory in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum tells the story of how modern pens evolved. The museum c...

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

When the proprietors of the Smith and Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm decided to retire in 1981 they ceased trading and locked the door, unaware...

Lapworth Museum of Geology

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the country, where you can explore the past 3.5 billion years...

Selly Manor Museum

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover the wonders of Selly Manor Museum, a grand Tudor manor house with incredible gardens for you to explore. Step back in time and visit this be...

Cadbury World4.333333333333333 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Birmingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enter Cadbury World and give in to the chocolate temptation! Get set for a self-guided tour through an assortment of fun chocolatey zones, from the d...

National Motorcycle Museum

  • Solihull
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the National Motorcycle Museum many of the motorcycles on show posses exciting histories of their own. Machines like "Slippery Sam" winner of five...

Transport Museum Wythall

  • Wythall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The museum is home to over 90 buses. Midland Red, WMPTE blue and cream and the corporation fleets from Birmingham, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverh...

Walsall Leather Museum

  • Walsall
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Walsall Leather Museum will help you and the kids to discover why Walsall was known as the capital of leather goods in Britain. It is free to visit,...

Black Country Living Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dudley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You don’t need a time machine to time travel! Visit the 26-acre open-air Black Country Living Museum to discover a corner of the world frozen in time...

Red House Glass Cone

  • Stourbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover a piece of the past at Red House Glass Cone: a complete working glass cone in the whole of Europe! This truly is a rare gem and gives visito...

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordersley

  • Redditch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordersley Abbey is probably one of the most unique museums in Worcestershire, and a fascinating place to take the kids....

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Go and explore more than 300 years of art in the free gallery! Whether it's to see one of the best Pop Art collections outside London or work by Engl...

Wolves Museum

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Wolves Museum is a modern, state of the art museum that offers fun for all ages, pus a chance to learn how the Wolves have shaped modern football. Yo...

Bantock House and Museum

  • Wolverhampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bantock House Museum- is a restored to its Edwardian glory. Bantock House is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland and surrounded by deli...

Lichfield Heritage Centre

  • Lichfield
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You can find the charming Lichfield Heritage Museum (also known as The Lichfield Story) inside the rather grander milieu of St Mary's in the Market S...

Erasmus Darwin House

  • Lichfield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Erasmus Darwin House is a beautiful Georgian Townhouse and previous home of Dr Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin. Featuring hands on Scie...

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

  • Bromsgrove
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Yesteryear’s England is yours to explore at the Avoncroft Museum through lovingly restored buildings, a miniature railway and a... Tardis? With 700 y...

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