The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and by appointment. Stop in to visit, use our WiFi, or ask a question about Birmingham's history, or call us at 248-530-1928.
We're Now The Birmingham Museum!
After exploring opportunities for refreshing the museum's image and updating its message, the City of Birmingham, at the recommendation of the Museum Board, has changed our official name from The Birmingham Historical Museum & Park to The Birmingham Museum. Although shorter, the new name is at the same time more inclusive of Birmingham's cultural heritage, and the new name has a strong connection to the present and future as well as the past.
Mission Statement and 2017-2020 Strategic Plan
The Birmingham Museum (formerly Birmingham Historical Museum & Park) is a unique cultural asset that connects us to our past and brings value to our present and future. Mission statement: The Birmingham Museum will explore meaningful connections with our past, in order to enrich our community and enhance its character and sustainability. Our mission is to promote understanding of Birmingham's historical and cultural legacy through preservation and interpretation of its ongoing story.
A new three-year (2017-2020) Strategic Plan is based on the previous three year (2013-2016) Strategic Plan, and was developed with public input, feedback from local cultural organizations, and a grant-funded institutional assessment of collections stewardship through the Institute for Museum and Library Services' Museum Assessment Program. The resulting plan acts as a guide to museum operations, community engagement, and ongoing collections work. The Birmingham Museum is located at the intersection of Maple Road and Southfield Road, at 556 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009.
"Where the Southfield Ends, Birmingham's History Begins"
Enjoy 2 hours of free parking across from the Museum, at the Chester Street parking deck. A credit card is required for entry, but no charge will be applied if the visitor exits the parking structure before the two-hour limit. For more information, please see the following article on changes in parking procedures for the Chester Street parking deck in the Birmingham Patch.
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Tuesday - Saturday