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Getting to the show

WorldSkills UK LIVE is held at the UK’s largest exhibition centre, the NEC Birmingham.


The Skills Show is held at the NEC Birmingham

Opening times

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 9am - 4pm

Saturday 17 November 10am - 4pm

Getting to the NEC

By car or coach

The NEC is 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre. You can access it via: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

The postcode for the NEC is B40 1NT.

Note: There is a charge for car parking at the NEC. Parking is free for coaches for groups registered to attend The Skills Show.

By train

Birmingham International Rail Station is next to the NEC. You can walk from the station to the venue.

A connecting train from Birmingham New Street is available.

By bus

Regular local buses leave from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins taking approximately 45 mins.

Facilities at the NEC

Disabled facilities

The NEC is fully compliant with disability legislation and is a fully accessible venue.

Praying facilities

The NEC has a multi-faith prayer room available for prayer, reflection or meditation.

Catering outlets

A range of catering outlets are in the Piazza including Starbucks and Subway.