The Hive JQ

The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an award-winning organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibitions and event spaces.

  • About The Hive

    The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibition and event spaces. We are part of the Ruskin Mill Trust family. Read more

  • Café & Bakery

    We are now open again. Welcome back! Open Tuesdays - Fridays. Winner of a GOLD Visit England Award for Excellence 2020. Read more

  • What's on

    We are ready to welcome you back on 12 September with some exciting exhibitions and events for Birmingham Heritage Week. Read more

  • COVID-19

    We have made some important changes to the way we usually operate and have put measures in place to reassure our customers and staff that we are following government guidelines and giving us the best chance of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Read more

  • Planning your visit

    We are looking forward to welcoming our customers & visitors back to The Hive from Tuesday 8 September. Find out about opening times, how to get here and how to get in touch with us. Read more

  • Access Information

    Our historic building is easily accessible. Our access information includes details and images of the facilities and environment. Read more

  • Venue hire

    We have got some truly lovely spaces which might be perfect for your event, workshop or business meeting. Corporate and community hire rates available. Read more

  • Community

    We run a vibrant and inclusive community programme inspired by heritage and craft. This includes regular group meet ups, events, school visits, exhibitions & wellbeing activities. Read more

  • Heritage

    Read about our building's transformation, research blogs about former occupants of the factory and access our Virtual Lounge of heritage interpretation. Read more