Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK. Its roots lie in its growth during the industrial revolution. Today the city is an international commercial centre and host to many international sporting events. The city recently won the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The University of Birmingham has extensive events management experience which includes squash. Birmingham recently hosted the British Junior Open and the Premier Squash League.

It’s major cultural institutions are Bournville Village Trust (home of Cadbury’s), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Black Country Living Museum. It also has a range of international sporting venues, including Edgbaston Priory Park, Villa Park and the Barclaycard Arena.

Black Country Living Museum: Located 35 minutes away from The University of Birmingham is a museum that tells the story of the world’s first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles, objects and costumed characters for you to interact with and explore.

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The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is located in the leafy-green suburb of Edgbaston. It has featured in the top 3 ranked sporting universities in the UK for a number of years. Sport features significantly on campus, with most indoor and outdoor facilities located on main campus.

Winterbourne House & Garden – Just a 5 minute walk from campus, 7 acres of tranquil botanic gardens lie in the grounds of an Edwardian historic house. Winterbourne House and Garden is a hidden refuge at the heart of one of the country’s most bustling cities.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts – The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (at the University of Birmingham) is housed in one of Birmingham’s finest Art Deco buildings. Whether you are enchanted by Monet, captivated by Rossetti or inspired by Van Gogh, the Barber houses one of the finest small collections of European art in the UK.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology – Transporting visitors back 4.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum of Geology is open to all. The collections house everything from dinosaurs to diamonds, so there is something to spark everyone’s imagination!

The Bramall – The Bramall is home to the University of Birmingham’s Department of Music which boasts two symphony orchestras, a jazz orchestra, new music ensemble, choirs and many other groups that regularly perform at the Bramall. Check the website to see an updated list of events.