Birmingham Museum Collection Centre

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Museum Collection Centre
Birmingham Museums Collection Centre, Nechells - geograph.org.uk - 268921.jpg
LocationNechells, Birmingham, England
Coordinates52°29′08″N 1°52′16″W / 52.48554°N 1.87111°W / 52.48554; -1.87111Coordinates: 52°29′08″N 1°52′16″W / 52.48554°N 1.87111°W / 52.48554; -1.87111
TypeMuseum store
Websitewww.birminghammuseums.org.uk/collection/museum-collection-centre

The Museum Collection Centre (MCC) in Nechells, Birmingham, England is a 1.5 hectare building that holds 80% of Birmingham Museums Trust's stored collections under one roof. It is one of the UK's largest museum stores.[1] Among the thousands of objects stored there are steam engines (many of which are from the former Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry), sculptures, a collection of Austin, Rover and MG motor cars, a red phone box and a Sinclair C5.

It opens to the public monthly, or by arrangement. There are also other open days, which tend to take place during the Spring and Summer Bank Holidays.[2]

The Museum Collection Centre is also home to The Museum in a Box service which enables schools and community groups to borrow original artefacts.

In September 2014 then-trainee curator Lukas Large uncovered a taxidermied specimen of the long extinct North American passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) in the collection.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Open Day at the Museum Collections Centre, Birmingham". Heritage Open Days. Archived from the original on 18 September 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Museum Collection Centre". Birmingham Museums Trust. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ Bentley, David. "Extinct bird rediscovered in Birmingham museum storage building". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

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