Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA, UK
About Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe,and the largest regional library in Europe. 2,414,860 visitors came to the library in 2014 making it the 10th most popular visitor attraction in the UK.
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A majestic Grade II-listed building on the edge of the Jewellery District, which tells the story of Birmingham's last coffin-furniture factory and the Newman Brothers firm. Visitors can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.
Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue located in Birmingham. It is housed in the Grade II listed, neo-gothic former Oozells Street Board School, designed by John Henry Chamberlain in 1877. Its artworks include all forms of media including sound, sculpture and photography as well as paintings. Exhibitions rotate throughout the year so that as many pieces can be displayed as possible.
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Victoria Square is a public square in the city of Birmingham and quite possibly the most beautiful of them all. The square is often considered to be the centre of Birmingham, and is the point from where local road sign distances are measured. Most of the major public events are held at the square which has fountains and magnificent artwork spread all around it.
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