Some amazing places to visit in Birmingham.
It’s really no excuse if you live in Birmingham to not be able to find anything to do. Rain or shine it is a city that has pretty much everything for everyone. Its why I like to have a Birmingham Serviced Apartments like the ones that you can find throughout the city as they are so easy and convenient for me and for my friends too. Let’s see what kind of fun things you can do in and around this great second city of Britain. Did you know that it has more canals than Venice and you may be lucky enough that you live in one of the Birmingham Serviced Apartments that overlooks one of these canals?
- The Pen Museum. In with a bang! You might think this is boring, but you would be very far from the truth. Birmingham was a huge centre for steel pen production employing hundreds of people. As with most manufacturing that industry is gone now but this brilliant museum remembers those days and allows you to make your own pen. There is even the chance of having a go at the noble art of Calligraphy.
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Its free to get in and at the moment it has the Dippy the Diplodocus on tour from its usual home in the Nature History Museum in London. It’s just one of the many sights to see the Musuem though as there are plenty of other attractions. There are examples of pre-Raphaelite art and the many examples from the Greek and Roman world plus other artefacts of antiquity.
- The Lapworth Museum of Geology. All the fun of Rocks and Fossils (with a massive Sabre tooth tiger skull and teeth too) It’s not the only thing there, there is also the remains of an Allosaurus some of the oldest fossils to be found like giant ammonites. After the fossils you can see some of the best and brightest examples of crystals such as Amethyst and Citrine formations. Its free too!
- The Black Country Museum is the closest you’ll ever get to the Peaky Blinders plus you can get faggots, peas and gravy in the café although most people opt for the beef dripping fried Fish and Chips from the two transplanted fryers. It’s an open air Musuem that offers the chance to wander the streets of pre-war Wolverhampton and Tipton to get a feel what life was like. In fact, it has been used a few times as a set for the hit BBC show. It has a cinema showing old silent movies, a workingmen’s institute (doubling as a coffee shop and general period shops and houses.
And this is just a few things there is the Concert Hall, Cadburys world, Thinktank Science Museum and some nearby National Trust places like Attingham Park and Wightwick Manor.