We are proud to offer an inclusive and friendly environment to all our visitors. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our beautiful industrial building and discover the stories of its past.


  • FREE entry to all exhibitions and public spaces.

  • Refreshments, including breakfast and lunch can be purchased from our on-site vegetarian organic café and bakery.

  • Tours of the complete building and onto the rooftop are available by special arrangement for groups outside our on-site College opening hours, and for the public on the second Saturday of the month and on special event days. For group bookings to explore the whole four-storey building please call 07805 304294 or email: [email protected].

  • Across the whole ground floor which includes the café, we can accommodate big tour groups for food and heritage exploration.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm

  • CLOSED on Saturdays* and Sundays

  • *We are open on the Second Saturday of the month for The Saturday Sessions; a day of family creative activities alongside our gallery and heritage exhibitions, and building showcase tours. Free entry.

  • Open all year round. We are closed during the festive period, reopening on Monday 4 January 2021.

Average Length of Visit

  • 1-1+ hours to explore all exhibitions. However, you can dip in and out as you wish!

  • No pre-booking required to access the free heritage and art exhibitions.

Images of outside the building, the cafe and the heritage room

How to get here

  • Address: The Hive, New Standard Works, 43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3PE

  • Train: from Birmingham Snow Hill to the Jewellery Quarter (1 stop; the Jewellery Quarter station is just 300 metres (640 steps) from The Hive, New Standard Works).

  • West Midlands Railway offers a frequent and fast service from major cities, including Wolverhampton, Hereford and Stratford to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Snow Hill stations. Visit www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk to book tickets.  

  • Bus:

  • Route 101: Birmingham - Jewellery Quarter - Winson Green - Handsworth, Oxhill Road Bus from Handsworth towards the city centre (Colmore Row) stops in front of the building. Bus from city centre (Colmore Row) towards Handsworth stops in Frederick Street and Warstone lane

  • Services 8A & 8C (Inner Circle) Stop at Warstone Lane (2-3 mins' walk)
  • Services 16 ,74 & 75 run along Constitution Hill and Great Hampton Street stopping close to Vyse Street (10 mins' walk)
  • Car/coach: A41 Birmingham-Wolverhampton road, turn into Vyse Street approx. 1 mile from city centre. Continue to the Chamberlain Clock roundabout and turn left onto Warstone Lane, at the Rose Villa Tavern. Take the first right into Vittoria Street (one-way street).  


  • On street parking on either side of Vittoria Street BEFORE the junction (we are on the corner); afterwards this is resident permit only parking. If you drive past our building, you will need to go to the end of the road and turn right to circle back round to the Chamberlain Clock roundabout.

  • Multi-storey pay-and-display car park in Vyse Street, approx. 200 m from the The Hive or on-street (2 hour limited stay).

  • Set down/pick up only outside the building. One-bay coach space in Branston Street and Fleet Street.


Across the whole ground floor which includes the café, we can accommodate big tour groups for food and heritage exploration.

    We are a proud member of Birmingham Heritage Forum

    There is so much wonderful history to discover and explore in Birmingham. We have some fabulous heritage places on our doorstep, so why not combine a visit to one of the local Jewellery Quarter Birmingham Heritage Forum members? 

    Coffin Works Museum, Fleet Street

    RBSA Gallery, Brook Street

    The Pen Museum, Frederick Street

    Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Vyse Street

    Details of all these museums, as well as other visitor attractions across Birmingham, can be found on the Birmingham Heritage Forum website. For a quick search of contact details, please use the link to the BHF member leaflet or you can look through their flip book HERE.