University of Birmingham Quran Tickets
Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition at the University of Birmingham.
All tickets, including 800 extra tickets for the final days, have now sold out. We are sorry to everyone who missed out on this occasion.
The Qur’an manuscript will be on display again at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from February to July 2016 as part of their new ‘Faith in Birmingham’ Gallery. More information will be published on the Museum’s website in due course.
Book your tickets now for the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition
Tickets are now available for the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition, taking place at the University of Birmingham from 2–25 October 2015.
The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript, held at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library, has been radiocarbon dated to the period 568–645 CE with 95.4% accuracy, placing it among the oldest Qur’an manuscripts in the world.
The exhibition will be held in the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus.
There is no charge for tickets. However, a £3.00 booking fee will apply to cover the administration costs associated with the ticketing process.
Time slots will be allocated to view the manuscript, and a limited number of tickets are available. Booking is essential.
The University of Birmingham announced in July that radiocarbon analysis of the parchment had placed the four-page Qur’an manuscript close to the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. Researchers concluded that the manuscript was among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book known to survive.
The manuscript is part of the University’s Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, held in the Cadbury Research Library.
Susan Worrall, Director of Special Collections at the University of Birmingham, said: ‘The announcement of our radiocarbon dating result generated huge excitement and an overwhelmingly positive response around the world.