NEC

NEC
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT
  • Telephone 0121 780 4141
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  • Website www.thenec.co.uk
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The busiest and largest exhibition centre in the whole of the land, the National Exhibition Centre contains the multi-purpose LG Arena and hosts everything from the wee pups of Crufts Dog Show to Europe's largest home tradeshow, the International Spring Fair. The NEC's 20 halls contain nearly a quarter-million square metres of exhibition space (that's a lot of football pitches), which sees 4 million people cross its floors annually.

Events at this venue

There are 13 events at this location

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Antiques for Everyone

With tens of thousands of antiques, fine art, silver, jewellery and objet d'art, this is a major event for collectors, interior designers, home furnishers and international connoisseurs. Prices range from £10 to £100,000 and buyers make the purchases knowing that exhibits have been vetted for quality and authenticity. The…

Thu 23 Nov

£16 / 0121 780 4141

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£16 / 0121 780 4141

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Nov

£16 / 0121 780 4141

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Nov

£16 / 0121 780 4141

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Autosport International

Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International will be celebrating its 28th anniversary between the 11th and 14th January 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Featuring the very…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Autosport International

Annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One.

Thu 11 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Sun 14 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Bricklive

A celebration of LEGO with displays from fan builders, themed areas and millions of LEGO bricks to play with.

Thu 26 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 27 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Sat 28 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Sun 29 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Cake International

The UK's leading cake decorating, sugarcraft & baking show. Cake enthusiasts must experience this unique event that brings together the latest trends and supplies, cutting edge workshops and demos and the world famous Cake International competition display!

Fri 3 Nov

£14 ( £13) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 4 Nov

£14 ( £13) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 5 Nov

£14 ( £13) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Destination Star Trek

A hot ticket event for Star Trek fans, featuring appearances from big names such as William Shatner and Linda Park, as well as themed parties, photo shoots and screenings.

Fri 19 Oct 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 20 Oct 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sun 21 Oct 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Free / 0121 780 4141

Tue 7 Jul 2020

£20 / 0121 780 4141

Wed 8 Jul 2020

£20 / 0121 780 4141

…and 6 more dates until 14 Jul 2020

Festive Gift Fair

FESTIVE GIFT FAIR AT THE NEC, BIRMINGHAM 16-19 NOVEMBER 2017 Christmas is around the corner! More to see, try, touch, taste, enjoy and buy at The Festive Gift Fair Christmas means gifts for your loved ones, hanging decorations on the tree, excitement on children's faces, party games, movies by the fire and a table fit for…

Thu 16 Nov

£9–£13 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fri 17 Nov

£9–£13 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sat 18 Nov

£9–£13 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sun 19 Nov

£9–£13 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

GCCF Supreme Cat Show

The UK's largest cat show featuring the Best of the Best of the GCCF's Show Cats. All adult and neuter cats must qualify to be at this prestigious event. With over 900+ cats, breed information, cat food, toys and talks, stalls, competitions, face painting, nail art and colouring for the little ones, this event has…

Sat 28 Oct

£15 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Insomnia Gaming Festival

Computer gaming event featuring play areas, trade stalls, talks, discussions and music.

Fri 30 Mar 2018

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sun 1 Apr 2018

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Mon 2 Apr 2018

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

The National Pet Show

Animal show, for pet lovers, owners and families.

Sat 4 Nov

£18–£21 (Children £13–£16; Family £58–£64; Seniors £15–£18; Students £15–£18) / 0844 581 4936

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sun 5 Nov

£18–£21 (Children £13–£16; Family £58–£64; Seniors £15–£18; Students £15–£18) / 0844 581 4936

  • 09:30 – 17:00

The National Wedding Show

A chance to try, buy and book what you need for your big day, from bridal boutiques to photographers.

Sat 28 Oct

£20–£35 / 0844 874 0486

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 29 Oct

£20–£35 / 0844 874 0486

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£10 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

…and 2 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

Simply Christmas & The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show

Welcome to a shiny and bedecked festive dream! This unique retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Enjoy live music and festive food and drink as you tick off your Christmas shopping list!

Thu 2 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£13; £11 adv) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Fri 3 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£13; £11 adv) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 4 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£13; £11 adv) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 5 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£13; £11 adv) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

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