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University station serves the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus and you can walk across
the campus to the attractions.
The Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects from its extensive geological collections.
Topics covered include rocks, fossils, volcanoes, earthquakes and dinosaurs.
Talks and activities programme. Tel. 0121 414 3344.
Open M-F 1000-1700, SSu 1200-1700.
Housed in a purpose-built Art Deco building, the Barber Institute has an outstanding art collection
with many famous works by artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Turner and Rubens. British artists represented include
Gainsborough, Reynolds and Whistler. In addition to the paintings there are sculptures, Old Master prints and one of the
world's largest coin collections. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 0121 414 7333. Admission free.
Open M-F 1000-1700, SSu 1100-1700.
Winterbourne House is an Arts and Crafts inspired home built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold.
William Morris print wallpapers and period furnishings evoke the Edwardian era. The Garden was created by the Nettlefolds
using the books of Gertrude Jekyll as guides and inspiration, later becoming a botanic garden for the University of Birmingham.
Tearoom. Tel. 0121 414 3003.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1030-1730. Feb-Mar & Nov-mid Dec, 1030-1600.