Birmingham Museum closure delayed until after 2022 Commonwealth Games which will be hosted in the city.

Earlier this year it had come to light that the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at Chamberlain Square was due to shut its doors in October 2019 in line with wider redevelopment of the council house.

However, staff of the Museum have been told that will not be the case and the closure will be delayed until the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

A statement from Birmingham Museums Trust said: “Birmingham City Council are proposing to reschedule their modernisation works on the council house complex until after the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

“This will mean that Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will no longer be closing in late 2019.

“This does not change our ambitions to redevelop the museum.

“We will continue to plan the new displays and public facilities so that work can begin on site sometime after 2022.

“Thank you to everyone who visits and supports the museum. We will keep you updated on our exciting plans.”

Birmingham Museum confirmed the latest developments would have no impact on the plans to build a new multi-million-pound museum on the former Poolway Shopping Centre in Yardley, which sounds very exciting.


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