Update on coronavirus

We have been closely monitoring the advice of WHO, PHE and Local Government in relation to COVID-19.  The threat of the virus has impacted many events and we are working closely with organisers to reschedule them.

Our principal concern remains the welfare of our staff, customers, suppliers and visitors.  Taking this and the rescheduling of events into consideration, we have made the decision to suspend public access to the NEC from 9am Monday 23rd March.

A walking diversion route will be in place around the venue from Birmingham International train station for access to the rest of the NEC Campus.

Our campus neighbours have all now temporarily closed. This includes the Crowne Plaza, Hilton Metropole, Moxy Birmingham NEC, all Resorts World Birmingham facilities and The Bear Grylls Adventure.

If you are planning to visit the NEC in the coming weeks, please continue to check this website to get the very latest information.  

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The Creative Craft Show

25 - 28 June 2020

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30 July - 2 Aug 2020


7 - 11 Oct 2020

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Your safety and security is our priority.  We are constantly reviewing our security measures to ensure that they remain effective and proportionate, and our visitors have the safest and most enjoyable experience whilst visiting the NEC.  For more information please click here.


At the NEC, we are committed to ensuring that through the work and events we deliver, we are as sustainable as possible. Whether we are looking at energy, waste or food miles, as one of the UK’s leading exhibition venues we want to limit the impact of our presence on the environment, make positive change and ultimately prevent wastage.