Home of Metal is once again shining a light on the global phenomenon of heavy metal with a series of blockbuster exhibitions devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham – music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars and introduced a whole new meaning to the word "heavy".
Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years will run at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 22 June until 29 September 2019.
The exhibition celebrates Black Sabbath from the perspective of their fans, to show the impact and cultural legacy of the band as pioneers of heavy metal, and to celebrate this unique, significant part of British music heritage.
Memorabilia, collections and personal stories will demonstrate the extraordinary scale and diversity of Black Sabbath’s international fan base together with a vast photography collection of over 3,000 portraits of fans from all corners of the globe.
Further pieces will also include iconic artefacts and treasured personal items on loan from the band members themselves.
Last updated: April, 2019