Faith in Birmingham

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A new gallery exploring faith in the city. Discover the many faiths that make up Birmingham’s rich and diverse community. 



Explore how different faiths have influenced and shaped the city. Uncover sacred objects used in religious practice and explore the role of faith in places of worship at home, and within our journey through life. 

Objects on display include the Birmingham Qur’an – recently identified as one of the oldest surviving copies of the Qur’an in the world (on display from 5 February until 5 August 2016 only). The Qur’an is loan from the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library.

Over 70 objects will be on display, representing six different faiths, including the iconic Sultanganj Buddha, and a historic Sikh temple token, and personal objects from people of faith across the city.

The gallery development involved nearly a year of consultation with faith groups and communities across Birmingham. The groups and individuals identified objects in our collection, and from further afield, to enable them to tell stories about their beliefs to other people. 

Visitors are invited to share their thoughts and contribute to an evolving dialogue around faith practice.



Read the Faith in Birmingham blog posts

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
B3 3DH Birmingham
United kingdom
+44 [0]121 303 2834
http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/faith...

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Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

26.10.2018 - 02.12.2019
08.10.2019 - 30.06.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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03.08.2019 - 18.11.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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18.05.2019 - 17.05.2020
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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02.02.2019 - 05.01.2020
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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06.07.2018 - 10.11.2019
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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03.08.2019 - 18.11.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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29.06.2019 - 12.01.2020
07.11.2019 - 03.11.2020
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

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08.10.2019 - 05.01.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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19.10.2019 - 26.01.2020
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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22.09.2019 - 14.09.2020
05.03.2019 - 12.01.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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07.12.2019 - 04.09.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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02.01.2019 - 30.11.2019
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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Faith in Birmingham Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Main address: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom A new gallery exploring faith in the city. Discover the many faiths that make up Birmingham’s rich and diverse community. 



Explore how different faiths have influenced and shaped the city. Uncover sacred objects used in religious practice and explore the role of faith in places of worship at home, and within our journey through life. 

Objects on display include the Birmingham Qur’an – recently identified as one of the oldest surviving copies of the Qur’an in the world (on display from 5 February until 5 August 2016 only). The Qur’an is loan from the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library.

Over 70 objects will be on display, representing six different faiths, including the iconic Sultanganj Buddha, and a historic Sikh temple token, and personal objects from people of faith across the city.

The gallery development involved nearly a year of consultation with faith groups and communities across Birmingham. The groups and individuals identified objects in our collection, and from further afield, to enable them to tell stories about their beliefs to other people. 

Visitors are invited to share their thoughts and contribute to an evolving dialogue around faith practice.



Read the Faith in Birmingham blog posts
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