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.

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. 

Opening Hours

Café: Tuesday - Friday, 7.30am-3.30pm

Gallery: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am-3.30pm. (Please note that our Gallery is currently closed while we install our next exhibition.

CLOSED on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays

Open all year round except during Christmas - New Year


FREE entry to all exhibitions and public spaces.

There are free craft activities available for families in our Heritage Lounge.

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

How to get here


The Hive, 43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3ND


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 to book tickets.  


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.


Contact Us

  • Heritage Team Hotline (access, events, exhibitions, bookings, school visits, tours, workshops and general): 07977 174750

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Café Direct Line: 0121 233 9145

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @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.