Home of Metal

Home of Metal was a blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. The exhibition celebrated 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.

The exhibition explored how the music of four working class men captured the hearts and minds of fans globally. A testament to their loyalty, the exhibition pays homage to the fan’s devotion and documents the fifty-year relationship. This immersive exhibition featured historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the band members as well as portraits and stories from the Home of Metal fan archive that mark this unique moment in history.  

Morag Myerscough, one of the UK’s most acclaimed designers designed Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years for the Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the largest exhibition space outside of London. Home of Metal was conceived and produced by Capsule. The exhibition was funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Laney Amplification and Colmore Business District.

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