History Unboxed at the MCC Open Day
Join us for a fun-packed day with family friendly activities, meet the experts, while exploring our artefact-packed warehouse.
The Museum Collection Centre is a 1.5-hectare site that holds the majority of Birmingham Museums collection under one roof. Among the hundreds of thousands of objects stored here are steam engines, sculptures, a talking clock, cars, motorbikes and even the kitchen sink.
The visit will allow you to see a vast range of objects, often with a real focus on Birmingham and the West Midlands. The contrasting mix of objects and the behind-the-scenes atmosphere at the Museum Collection Centre make it an intriguing place to explore and discover more about museum stores.
Allow two hours to explore the warehouse.
Your ticket allows entry to the site for you to explore at your leisure (there is no guided tour). Please enter during the time indicated. You can stay until 4pm. Last entry 3pm. Capacity-limited activities may be available to book for free on site on the day.
How to get there/parking.
A free vintage bus service will run all day bringing guests to-and-from Snow Hill and the MCC. See our Facebook and twitter for schedule nearer to the date.
On-site parking reserved for blue-badge holders. All other parking is limited to free on-street parking in the surrounding area.
Duddeston train station and the number 14 bus are just 5 minutes’ walk away.
Organised by Birmingham Museums Trust – Museum Collection Centre
Date & TimeSat 16 Sept | 10am–4pm
Last entry at 3pm
Museum Collection Centre, Nechelles Business Centre, 31 Dollman Street, Nechells, B7 4RH
AccessAccessible parking, access to all floors from ground level or by lift and toilets accessible toilets. Seating available throughout site.