This Institute was founded in 1854. An early president was Charles Dickens. In 2019 it is Simon Callow. There is no piped music.
There are lectures, music recitals and cultural activities. It houses The Birmingham Library founded by John Lee and Joseph Priestly the chemist. There is regular purchase of books, and the written works of John Ruskin.
Members of the Institute have access to the Library and to an excellent Members’ Room. There is a welcoming and quiet café and the location is in the city centre, close to the art gallery.
Birmingham B3 3BS