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Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located at the University of Birmingham in the quadrangle, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Contains dinosaur replica skeletons and fossils.


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Barber Institute of Fine Arts (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Equestrian Statue of King George I of Great Britain is located outside.


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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.


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The site of Selly Oak Hospital

Selly Oak Hospital was sited between Oak Tree Lane and Raddlebarn Road from 1897 to 2011 on the site of the Kings Norton Workhouse (dating to the 1870s). Some of these buildings survive.


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Kingfisher Country Park, Birmingham & Solihull - A wonderful open space!

The Kingfisher Country Park is located in East Birmingham and part of Solihull.


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Introducing Church Street Square (Colmore Business District), Birmingham

Church Street Square opened in 2012 in the Colmore BID between Edmund St and Cornwall St.


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River and Youth: The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square

Located at the heart of Victoria Square is the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Official name is River and Youth. Statues by Dhruva Mistry. Built between 1992 and 1994.


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Harborne Walkway a former railway line in Birmingham

The Harborne Walkway is now a walking and cycling path from Harborne towards Summerfield Park in Birmingham. But was formerly the Harborne Railway line (which closed in 1963).


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Introducing Dayus Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham, UK

Dayus Square is located in the Jewellery Quarter. Originally called Albion Square. It was redeveloped in 2012 and named after local author Kathleen Dayus (1903 - 2003).


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The Colmore Business District, Birmingham

The Colmore Business District is located around Colmore Row and the various side streets. Historic Victorian era buildings. Also called the Colmore BID.


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Historic demolished buildings in Birmingham

HS2 have demolished the Eagle & Tun, and a few years ago the Fox & Grapes. Other old buildings in the area have been reduced to rubble, such as Island House. Gone, but not forgotten!


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J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham

Between 1895 and 1911, author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Birmingham. Many places across Birmingham were his inspiration for world famous novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


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Introducing The Golden Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham, UK

The Golden Square is located between Vyse Street and Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Introducing Old Joe (University of Birmingham), Birmingham, UK

Old Joe is the tallest free standing clock tower in the world is located at the University of Birmingham. Built from 1900-08.


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Introducing Newhall Square (Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham

Newhall Square is located on Newhall Street in the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.


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Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens - A Solihull gem!

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is located in Castle Bromwich, Solihull. It is near Castle Bromwich Hall. 


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Holders Lane Woods, Birmingham - A hidden gem!

Holders Lane Woods is in Selly Park and Moseley, Birmingham. With Holders Lane and Pebble Mill Fields, the route along the Rea Valley goes into the back of Cannon Hill Park.


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Waseley Hills Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Waseley Hills Country Park is near south west Birmingham in Worcestershire.


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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

Thinktank is a Science Museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, Birmingham that opened in 2001. It replaced the Newhall Street museum.


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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham.


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Earlswood Lakes, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Earlswood Lakes is in Solihull. Canal feeder reservoirs to the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.


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Olton Jubilee Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Olton Jubilee Park was opened in the 1930s to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of George V.


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Langley Hall Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Langley Hall Park is close to Robin Hood Golf Club in Kineton Green, Solihull.


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Austin Park, Longbridge - A wonderful open space!

Development of the new Austin Park began in 2012 and it opened in 2013 at Longbridge Town Centre.


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Kings Heath Village Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Village Square is near All Saints Church in Kings Heath at the Vicarage Road and High Street junction.


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