Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts, England, view of exterior.

Birmingham, England: 2 museums.

  1. The big Birmingham Museum of Art, and
  2. the smaller Barber institute of Fine Arts in the University district, some 20 minutes away by taxi or bus.

Birmingham museum (center of the city)

We start with the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, opened 1885, in the center of the City. Birmingham is  the second large city in England.  I will focus on the Fine Art section of this museum. The size and scope of this museum reflects the wealth and power of the city’s economy and trade.