University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is the oldest redbrick university in the UK and has been welcoming students since 1900; it continues to be at the forefront of world-class research, teaching and learning.

The University of Birmingham is home to a diverse cultural offering which includes public museums, galleries, archives, libraries and cultural venues. Together they present a diverse range of events and performances throughout the year. Examples include the annual Community Day, where the University throws open its doors for the public to explore the beautiful, historic campus and enjoy events and activities throughout the day. The University also holds an annual Arts & Science Festival, a free programme showcasing culture, research and collaboration at the University through exhibitions, workshops and screenings. The Bramall Music Building plays host to a wide range of events and performances, from the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra to a series of comedy nights.

An open campus, anyone can visit the University and follow one of its trails; explore the campus through the Sculpture Trail, or learn more about the University through its historical Blue Badge Trail. The University is also home to a number of cultural collections including the Cadbury Research Library (which hosts a historic collection of over 200,000 rare books and 4 million manuscripts, archives, photographs and artefacts), Winterbourne Botanical Gardens, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

A range of bars, cafes and restaurants across campus mean that you can relax and enjoy the 250 acre green campus at your leisure.

Cadbury Research Library:
Culture & Collections:
Sculpture Trail:
Community Trail

How to reach us

Opening Times:
The campus is open access, see our website for opening times of individual facilities


Email Address:

Address: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston , Birmingham, B15 2TT

Phone Number:
0121 414 3000

Public access
Family & Friends
Disabled access
Cycle Park