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Things to do in Birmingham


Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Fair

Birmingham Frankfurt Market: Victoria Square and upper New Street
Craft Fair: Chamberlain and Centenary Squares
14/11/2013 to 22/12/2013 - 10.00am - 9.00pm

The largest authentic German market outside Germany or Austria. Visitors can enjoy delicious German food, soak up the atmosphere and explore authentic stalls

For more information please visit http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket

Holocaust Memorial Day

Birmingham Town Hall
Sunday 26th January 2014

Birmingham will be commemorating National Holocaust Memorial Day on 26th January and this year the theme is JOURNEYS

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions as well as other worldwide genocides and as such provides a significant opportunity to learn lessons and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. This year’s theme encourages people to honour those communities which were destroyed in the Holocaust under Nazi persecutions and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.


Highlights include:

Staffordshire Hoard

Birmingham Museum
15th July 2012 - 31st December 2014

The Staffordshire Hoard is in Gallery 16. This unique Anglo-Saxon collection is still in the process of being conserved and in this gallery you can see objects pre-conservation and objects that have newly been conserved. Objects from the second Hoard find are now on display.

Further details availabe at http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=1997

There are lots of events happening in libraries around the city.


Birmingham's parks have been highly commended in a national award - the LGC Award 2011.

Birmingham Park Ranger service run a year-long programme of events for adults, children and families including nature walks and country crafts.

Contact telephone 0121 454 7810 or www.birmingham.gov.uk/parks

Book online to reserve a place on any of the Ranger events.


Getting to Birmingham city centre couldn't be easier whether you come by car or by public transport.

For local public transport visit: www.networkwestmidlands.co.uk

Visit our Parking pages for details of car parks and and other useful transport information.

If you want to extend your visit and need accommodation then go to www.visitbirmingham.com.