Visitor Information

Admission

General Museum admission is free. Admission may be charged for special blockbuster exhibitions.

Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.  Sunday, noon-5pm. Closed major holidays; please check this site or call 205.254.2565 to confirm holiday closings.

Oscar’s at the Museum serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, 11am-2pm. Drop ins are welcome, or you may make a reservation.

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Oscar’s also hosts Sunday Brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum Calendar for dates.

Location

The Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 8th Avenue North) in downtown Birmingham. The Museum sits on the corner of Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. and Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard (21st Street North) on the left (north-west) side of the street.

Parking

Free parking is available in the Museum lot, located behind the Museum off Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard. Designated parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities. Additional parking is available in nearby Boutwell Parking Deck and in public parking spaces along Ninth Avenue North. The Museum cannot validate parking in areas other than our attached lot.

Photography Policy
Visitors are encouraged to take non-commercial photographs without flash throughout the galleries. The use of photographic equipment including selfie sticks is not allowed in Museum galleries. Commercial photography requires prior approval from our Communications Department at least 72 hours in advance. Click here to contact our Communications Department.

 

Safety and Security

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of our collection and the safety of visitors to the Museum, we ask you to please observe the following:

Please do not touch the works of art. Visitors are asked to maintain an arm’s-length distance from works of art. Even the lightest touch can cause damage to artworks and we want them to be enjoyed by future generations.

Bags and items larger than 14.5″ wide x 17″ long x 8″ deep must be checked. Coin-return lockers are provided. Visitors are welcome to check out a BMA tote bag at the entrances to take necessary items into the galleries. Backpacks must be carried on front or handheld. Children must not be carried on the back or shoulders.

Food and drink must be sealed and remain in bags while in the galleries. Visitors are welcome to enjoy food and drink in designated areas only (sculpture garden, cafe, and lobby areas).

The use of pens is not allowed; pencils may be used to take notes or sketch. Pencils are provided at both entrances.

Please do not talk on cell phones in the galleries. You may talk on cell phones in the sculpture garden, cafe, and lobby areas.

Weapons are prohibited in the Museum.

Accessibility

The Birmingham Museum of Art welcomes individuals of all abilities to visit the collections and participate in educational programs.

The Museum is fully accessible to all visitors. Special needs are met with designated parking spaces and a ground level entrance adjacent to the Museum parking lot. A limited number of wheelchairs and assisted listening devices (for programs in Steiner Auditorium) are available at the security station near the parking lot entrance. Seating is also available in Steiner Auditorium close to the stage. Special tours for visitors with hearing and visual impairments can be arranged in advance. Call 205.254.2964 to schedule a tour.

Braille maps are available for visitors with visual impairments.  Please ask at the Information Desk in the Lobby, at the security desks at each entrance, or in the Education office.

Directions and Parking

The Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly Eighth Avenue North) in downtown Birmingham. The Museum sits on the corner of Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd and Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd (21st Street North) on the left (north-west) side of the street.

Additional Parking is Available at Deck 2, 801 North 19th Street.

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Travel to Birmingham

For a complete listing of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, please visit the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For a complete calendar of cultural events in central Alabama, please visit www.birmingham365.org