Birmingham has a long, varied past. In the beginning it was a humble 7th Century Anglo-Saxon hamlet, which then encountered an industrial boom in the 19th Century. And now it holds the status of being the UK’s second city. With such transformation comes enough history and culture to fill many museums many times over, so it’s no surprise that the city boasts some of the most fascinating museums and galleries in the country. Here are some of the finest to visit during your stay in Birmingham.