Birmingham

Right now, Birmingham’s buzzing.

Take a look at some of the top things you can see and do. Birmingham has seen an amazing transformation in recent years and is now regarded as a world-class city to meet, eat, shop and visit. The city is buzzing and there has never been such an exciting time to visit.

Meet Dippy

The Dippy the dinosaur (pictured), which used to be a permanent fixture in the Natural History Museum in London, arrives in Birmingham for the summer and casts a spell over visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until September 9. Measuring a magnificent 21.3 metres long, the iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast is free to view but entry is ticketed so book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

Matilda the Musical

The multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical (pictured) takes up residence at Birmingham Hippodrome until September 8. Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl follows an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

Mega Mela Fun Day

Families will also flock to the Mega Mela Fun Day on August 12 in Ward Park, which proudly salutes Asian Pakistani music, culture, food and sports.

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