Whether you're visiting England’s ‘second city’ for leisure or business, you can find a great mix of Birmingham hotels and places to eat out close to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Edgbaston. Most hotels have elegant modern furnishings and comfortable bedding, and some are also equipped with free WiFi connections, 24-hour receptions, tea and coffee-making facilities, and fully equipped en-suite bathrooms.
The History of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts
If you're interested in artwork spanning from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, don't forget to spend some time at this renowned exhibition gallery, which is part of the campus of the University of Birmingham. Founded in 1932, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, comprising a Grade II-Listed Art Deco building, exhibits the work of many of the world's most celebrated art figures such as Picasso and Van Gogh, and organises numerous special exhibitions during the year.
Budget Friendly Hotels Near The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Near to the institute is the pleasant and affordable Awentsbury Hotel in Selly Oak, while a little further north near The Vale is the immaculate Venuebirmingham hotel, a convenient choice for people visiting friends or relatives of students living at the nearby halls of residences.
More About The University Of Birmingham
One of England's historic 'red-brick' universities, the University of Birmingham was founded in 1900 and is one of the best-ranked higher educational institutions in Britain. Numerous alumni and staff of the university have received Nobel Prizes, and it is also one of the country's largest centres of learning, providing courses for around 30,000 students.
Among the most attractive neighbourhoods in the city, Edgbaston is known for its photogenic residential streets and grand family homes. It still retains a relatively tranquil village-like atmosphere, in spite of the fact that it's less than two miles from the bustling centre of Birmingham and a wide variety of hotels.
Also An Important Concert And Exhibition Venue
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts organises various concerts and festivals, some of the best known of which include the Birmingham International Piano Festival and the Birmingham Symphonic Brass performances.