What is it? Birmingham’s centrepiece museum, placing modern Midlanders alongside ancient Greeks.
Why go? Among art fans, the Grade II-listed Museum and Art Gallery is famous for its collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. But looks beyond the languid red-headed women and the museum offers Egyptian artefacts, a child-friendly mini-museum and delightful Edwardian tearooms. In fact, it contains more treasures than the Staffordshire Hoard (oh, and the Hoard itself). Free entry, with some exhibitions charging.