During the summer months please allow more time for travel as the car park will be very busy due to good weather, events in the park and cricket matches. For events expected to cause extra traffic/road closures, please see:

Getting Here

Throughout the year there are a number of events in Cannon Hill Park, at Edgbaston Cricket Ground and locally that will impact on the Queen's Ride car park.

mac birmingham,Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
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(Open 9am - 9pm throughout the week)

mac is located in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, opposite Edgbaston County Cricket Ground on Edgbaston Road (off A441 Pershore Road and A38 Bristol Road).

Plan your journey with Network West Midlands

by car*

M5: From junction 4 of the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards the centre of Birmingham. Approximately one mile past Birmingham University (on Bristol Road) turn right into Priory Road. Cross the next set of traffic lights, which takes you into Edgbaston Road, and you will see signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.

M6: Take junction 6 off the M6 motorway and the A38M (Aston Expressway) all the way through Birmingham City Centre. This will take you through the Queensway Tunnel and along Bristol Street, with Bristol Street Motors on the left hand side. Carry on straight through the traffic lights until the next set and turn left into Priory Road. Go through the next set of traffic lights into Edgbaston Road and you will see the signs for mac approximately 150 metres ahead.

M40/M42: At the junction of the M42 take the right hand lanes marked M5 (South and West), Birmingham (S&W). Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435, Birmingham South. Stay on the A435 through two shopping centres on Alcester Road South. After passing through the second shopping centre (Kings Heath) take the first exit at the traffic lights, following B4217, Edgbaston, Ladywood. Follow the road and go straight over at the small traffic island and carry on until you approach another traffic island, take the first exit. You will see the entrance for mac approximately 150 metres on the left.

City Centre: From Birmingham City Centre, take the A441 to Redditch. Approximately 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, turn left into Edgbaston Road. You will see the entrance for mac on the right approximately 150 metres ahead after the traffic lights.

*Parking charges at Cannon Hill Park will start on Friday 6 October 2017.

Birmingham City Council manages the car park at Queens Ride - next to mac, Pershore Road car park next to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (BWCP) and the smaller Russell Road car park.

Charges (Pay & Display or pay by phone)

Up to 4 hours = £2

Up to 16.5 hours = £3

Buses and Coaches only up to 16.5 hours = £15 (payable at machine only)

*Charges do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

Payment needed 7am - 11.30pm daily.

Please note: Edgbaston Rd (next to mac) and Russell Road entrance closes at 11.30pm daily. Pershore Road entrance next to BWCP closes at 6pm daily.

For further information contact the Parks and Nature Conservation Service on 0121 303 7617 or 0121 303 4149 (outside office hours) or visit

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by bus

No 1: From Five Ways, Egbaston, Moseley and Acocks Green. The no 1 stops right outside mac on Edgbaston Road.

No 35: From City Centre, Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath. The no 35 stops just around the corner from mac on Willows Road.

No 45/No 47: From City Centre (Carrs Lane), Selly Park, Stirchley, Cotteridge and Kings Norton. The buses stop on Pershore Road, five minutes walk from mac.

No. x61/No 63: From City Centre (Carrs Lane and Smallbrook Queensway), Rubery, Rednal, Gannow, Northfield and Selly Oak. All three buses stop ten minutes walk from mac on the Bristol Road, near the Priory Road/Bristol Road traffic lights.

by bicycle

mac is in the middle of National Cycle Route 5 and is readily accessible by bike from Birmingham City Centre and further afield. We have two bike racks located at both entrances to the building. We also have another bike rack at the rear of the terrace facing Cannon Hill Park.

by taxi

A taxi from New Street Station (located in Grand Central) can take between 10-20 minutes depending on traffic. Cost is approximately £7.20. To calculate the cost from other Birmingham stations click here.