We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to The Hive from 8 September (cafe) and 12 September (exhibitions and events). Things will look a bit different as we implement measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Find out more HERE. 

In this page we provide information about opening times and admission prices, how to get here, where to park, and how to get in touch with us in advance of your visit. 

Usual Opening Hours (along with cafe)

Tuesday to Friday 7.30am for cafe, 9.30am for exhibitions. The Hive closes at 3.30pm.

CLOSED on Mondays, 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. Free entry. Pre-booking may be necessary. Visit our 'What's On' for details

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

Admission

FREE entry to all exhibitions and public spaces.

There are free activities available for families. When we run a family craft workshop but we welcome donations on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis towards craft materials. 

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

How to get here

Address:

The Hive, 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).  

Parking

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.

   

Contacts

  • Heritage Team Hotline (access, events, exhibitions, bookings, school visits, tours, workshops and general):

    07805 304294

    Email: [email protected]

  • Café Direct Line: 0121 233 9145

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @thehiveJQ

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.