university OF BIRMINGHAM

The campus is the place where our diverse community comes together to learn, relax and socialise. Our green and spacious campus is like a town of its own and is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the UK’s vibrant second city. Our campus is a place where history meets innovation. Historic buildings and contemporary structures mirror the University’s heritage and originality, while stunning green spaces offer a place for peace and reflection.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is a stunning art deco building at the centre of campus and plays host lunchtime concerts, evening lectures, and literature workshops, as well as being the home of art from the likes of Monet, Manet, Renoir, and many more. Winterbourne House and Garden is a beautiful Edwardian house with botanic gardens nestled in a leafy corner of our Edgbaston campus.

Old Joe

Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower also affectionately known as ‘Old Joe’ the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower dominates our Edgbaston campus as a symbol of the University of Birmingham, visible from far and wide. 

What to do on Campus

On campus, the university offers a wide range of attractions for you to enjoy during your stay, all of which boast great history and culture.

Winterbourne House and Garden

Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Winterbourne is a hidden gem, home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world.

Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home. Located on Edgbaston Park Road, a few minutes’ walk from Edgbaston Park Hotel.

Opening Times: 10:30am – 5.30pm, delegates are entitled to a 50% discount on the admission fee. The discounted price is £3.60.

University of Birmingham Blue Plaque and Sculpture Trails

There have been many influential achievements by brilliant men and women who have worked at the University of Birmingham since its earliest days. The Blue Plaques highlight these special achievements and celebrate those who have helped to shape our heritage as a research university. 

The Campus Sculpture trail allows you to explore the range of styles, subjects and shapes of sculpture on the University’s Edgbaston campus. The Faraday Bronze Sculpture was commissioned to mark the centenary of the University of Birmingham’s Royal Charter, this is located near the train station.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects from one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits - all completely free of charge. From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages.

Located within the Aston Webb A Block building - the building is marked as R4 on the campus map.

Contact us

Event Management Team, Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT