Situated in the town of Solihull, just northeast of Birmingham, the National Exhibition Centre is not only one of the West Midland’s best-known exhibition spaces, but the largest of its kind in the UK and the seventh largest in all of Europe. Since the Queen officially opened the venue in 1976, the NEC has increased in size over the years and now features an impressive 19 interconnected exhibition halls, 34 conference suites, and outdoor spaces that host over six million guests and hundreds of varied events every year.
Key things to know before your visit the NEC Birmingham
- The NEC is just 8.4 miles from Birmingham city centre and conveniently adjacent to both Birmingham International Railway Station and Birmingham Airport, should you be visiting from further afield
- With over 16,500 car parking spaces available, you won’t have trouble finding a spot!
- Tickets vary in price per event and can be found under ‘ticket information’ on each event page