So there isn't that much to do in Birmingham, but I had a nice two days where I mainly just hung out with different people. There's a gigantic shopping center near the hostel, so of course I had to go there and check out the different shops.
I also went to the art museum with a German from the hostel named Michaela. The museum starts with a round room with about 40 paintings, and there are free audio guides so you can learn more about each painting. After that, there were galleries featuring ceramics, pre-Raphealite paintings, and some ancient artifacts. They also had a great interactive center with some games and costumes and stuff, which was fun.