Birmingham Museums announce latest online packages

Birmingham Museums on Demand releases fascinating stories for March and April.

Birmingham Museums has announced the captivating stories to be included in its digital content packages for March and April. From the Pre-Raphaelites to Tolkien and Constable to Jacobean architecture the monthly packages feature a wealth of art, objects and incredible tales from Birmingham’s collections. Passes are now available to buy, giving access to enthralling content created by Birmingham Museums’ experts.

The monthly pass for March offers an enjoyable exploration of the Baroque Art of Northern Europe and an insight into the War of the Three Kingdoms with an overview of the English Civil War. Also, to be discovered are the many animals hidden in the Jacobean architecture of Aston Hall, plus a leisurely stroll through railway journeys featured in artworks from Birmingham’s collections.

April’s content includes the extraordinary story of how three young students questioned and rejected academic art training to eventually become the world-renowned Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. There’s also a wander through the rural landscape of Tolkien’s childhood, the paintings of English painter, Albert Moore, and a closer look at John Constable’s remarkable study of clouds.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “Be it the revolutionary Pre-Raphaelites, the bold realism of Baroque art or Tolkien’s idyllic childhood landscape, there’s a wealth of compelling stories behind Birmingham’s collections.

“In a continued period of isolation for so many people – and while we’re unable to open our museums and historic properties – Birmingham Museums on Demand is a wonderful opportunity to continue access to the collections through these fascinating lectures and talks.”

Birmingham Museums on Demand gives access to exclusive digital content created by in-house experts. Launched in February this year, this brand-new digital service creates monthly packages featuring the fascinating stories behind Birmingham’s collections available online to watch anytime, anywhere in the world.

Viewers can purchase a one-month Birmingham Museums on Demand pass costing £20. Each month a new package of four exclusive talks and lectures created by Birmingham Museums will be released. Both Members and Patrons of Birmingham Museums receive a discount of 25%. All proceeds go towards supporting Birmingham Museums Trust, helping to conserve its historic sites and world class collections.

Birmingham Museums on Demand monthly passes are available to buy at