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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 


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Public Art in and across Birmingham

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.


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Edinburgh - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Edinburgh through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 


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Leeds - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Leeds through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 


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Glasgow - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Glasgow through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 


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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 


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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.


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Bell Edison Telephone Building, 19 Newhall Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.


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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.


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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 


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Birmingham Oratory - A Birmingham Gem!

Newman's Oratory is a quite amazing Grade II* listed building. The church with its ornate ceiling and marble pillars is simply stunning. Newman was created a saint by Pope Francis I.


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University of Birmingham Sports & Fitness Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

University of Birmingham's state-of-the-art sports club, with a big focus on community, is a gateway to the University and sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.


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University House, University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

University House has been home to the University of Birmingham's Business School since 2004.  


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Main Library at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Main Library of the University of Birmingham is one of the largest academic libraries in the country. It was completed in the summer of 2016.


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University Station at the University of Birmingham

University Station opened in 1978 and continues to serve the University of Birmingham and QEHB. With passenger numbers set to rise, University Station is set for an exciting redevelopment.


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Weoley Castle - A Birmingham Gem!

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The ruins dates back to 1264.


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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.


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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.


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Coffin Works - A Birmingham Gem!

The Coffin Works is located on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter and was run by the Newman Brothers from 1894 until it closed in 1998. It re-opened as a museum in 2014.


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The Pen Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

The Pen Museum is in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum opened in 2001.


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Aston Webb Building and Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Unversity's Great Hall is located in the domed Aston Webb Building. This is the main building, built in Accrington red-brick, that forms the University's Chancellor's Court.


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The Old Crown, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Crown is believed to be one of the oldest buildings, if not the oldest, in Birmingham, with a history dating back to 1450. It is a must visit for followers of history and architecture.


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Midland Bank building - A Birmingham Gem!

The building located on Bennetts Hill used to be the Head Office of the Midland Bank.  The building completed in 1835 now hosts a popular bar in the heart of the city. 


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Great Western Arcade - A Birmingham Gem!

The Great Western Arcade located between Colmore Row and Temple row is a wonderful Grade II listed Victorian shopping arcade built in 1875-76 over the Great Western Railway Line. 


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The Crown Inn - A Birmingham Gem!

Built in1781, The Crown Inn is a public house on Broad Street and is Grade II listed.  


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