The Black Country is a large industrial area to the north-west of Birmingham and this museum is a reminder of how things used to be here 100 years ago. It comprises many historic buildings, taken down from elsewhere and re-erected to make an authentic town of a century ago. Highlights include an old-fashioned funfair, a narrowboat ride and a trip down a coal mine, light is deliberately kept to the levels that would have been experienced by the miners. All children and adults can take a lesson in an 1840s school and tour round a Victorian sweetshop, chemist's, nail-making shop and stables, among many other exhibits.
The jewelry industry developed in the city from the mid-19th Century. At its peak in the early part of the 20th Century, it employed nearly 20,000 workers. Today, the Jewellery Quarter is a bustling area that produces over a third of the UK's jewelry, and you can find tons of bargains in its many small shops. It's also home to the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and some good restaurants.
Questa piazza si è trasformata negli ultimi dieci anni da declivio erboso dove gli impiegati venivano a pranzare nelle giornate di sole, a piazza pedonale accessibile tutto l'anno. Sulla piazza ci sono il Town Hall and Council House, e il declivio è stato sostituito da una gradinata, e c'è anche una grande fontana con una scultura che i locali chiamano Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Lampioni di pietra e statue di sfingi adornano lo spazio, insieme alla statua della regina Vittoria. Victoria Square è ora un popolare punto di ritrovo e un luogo rilassante dove osservare il via vai della gente.
Established in 2001, the Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum) is located with the Millennium point complex. A hands-on museum is an exciting place for children and adults alike. Within the fours storied building, each floor symbolizes a theme. There are scientific demonstrations, future exhibitions that talk about technology and inventions including the study of robotics, that are path-breaking and thus have drawn large crowds. With over 200 scientific displays, the museum draws curious science addicts from all over. A visit to this museum calls for a fun and educational outing.
Una delle più popolari mete turistiche della città è il National Sea Life Centre. Una delle cose più emozionanti di questo acquario è il tunnel trasparente a 360°, che permette di sentirsi nel mezzo dell'oceano mentre squali e mille altri pesci vi nuotano intorno. Ci sono 55 display, tra cui "Il Regno dei Cavallucci Marini" e "Artigli" dove potrete ammirare il gigantesco granchio giapponese, oltre ad altri spaventosi crostacei.
Il Cadbury World offre molto sia ai bambini che agli adulti golosi. Ci sono il tour della fabbrica, dimostrazioni sull'arte di fare il cioccolato e molti cioccolati a prezzi scontati nel negozio della fabbrica. Inoltre c si può informare sulla storia del cioccolato e della famiglia Cadbury, attraverso una mostra interattiva. Dato che il Cadbury tour è molto popolare, la visita è meglio prenotarla in anticipo.
Birmingham City Center, like mentioned in the short description is certainly a business paradise for all. Having said that, this center is divided into seven areas, City Center Core being the main one and hence the name. The rest being Greater Convention Center Quarter, Digbeth Millennium Quarter, Bull Ring Markets Quarter, Jewelery Quarter, Gun Quarter and Aston Triangle. So, from production of jewelery and firearms to your daily shopping, it all happens here. A must drop by especially if your in this metropolitan city of Birmingham.
The epicenter of the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham was once known as the 'city of 1001 trades'. A master of reinvention, the city has shed its once gritty, industrial vibe towards a more contemporary, cultural outlook with institutions like the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, International Convention Center, and Coffin Works paving the way for cultural exploration. Georgian-era landmarks like St. Paul’s Church, Victorian-era Law Courts and the Neo-Gothic St. Martin’s Church offer a glimpse of a bygone era while the Selfridges Building and Library of Birmingham serve as a modern symbol of the city's evolution. With a vibrant dining, theater and nightlife scene, the city offers much along its canal-lined streets and is a powerhouse of modern British life.
Designed by architect Patel Taylor, Eastside City Park is Birmingham's first public park for 130 years. Eastside City Park is spread over an area of 2 hectares (6.2 acres). At the Royal Institute of British Architects Midlands and East awards function held at Millennium Point, it bagged four awards. Some of the notable features of Eastside City Park include public squares, formal lawns, 310 trees and a canal that consists of 21 fountains. The Science Garden by Gillespie's, a part of the nearby Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, is also found inside Eastside City Park's premises.
ODEON Birmingham has eight screens for your viewing pleasure. The theater is well equipped with the latest technology and film viewing is always fun here. There is wheel chair access to screen 3 & 4 with two spaces in each screen. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information visit their website or call +44 871 224 4007.
Housed in a historic structure is the Stirlings Bar, a local bar, and pub. You can tease your belly with delicious dishes listed on the three-course menu, the burger menu or the Sunday Roast. Complement your meals with drinks like beer or creative cocktails. The wood-furnished interiors ass a rustic appeal to the place. They offer rental spaces for private events.