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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
44 0121 303 2834
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Ranked #13 of 195 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as paintings by many other Victorian artists whose... more » Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as paintings by many other Victorian artists whose works are hard to find in metropolitan areas. « less
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Good all round museum deserving your time when visiting Birmingham especially as admission is free. Good permanent galleries with some world class exhibits... I was particularly impressed with the local contemporary art and thrilled to catch the catch the Grayson Perry tapestry exhibition (again FREE) - hats off to BMAG

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Strange isn't it ? Visit a city usually abroad and its 'oh lets pay and look round this museum'.....in a home city forget about places....well don't ! go for a good look, everything from jewerally, to pictures( you know when you stand in front of something and think blimey only seen this in a book !) to clothing....lots about the... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, Perry’s series of six large tapestries tell the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our artistic taste. The tapestries chart the ‘class journey’ made by the fictional Tim Rakewell and include many of the characters, incidents and objects that Grayson Perry encountered on his own journeys as part... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Unless you are allergic to culture, art and history; the Bham Museum & Art Gallery is a must for a day out. It packs alot of variety, content and quality- a mention goes to the new 'history of bham' gallery and the main hall of paintings; just remember to bring your comfortable shoes and ample time to go round and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I spent every Sunday at the museum from about 8-13 years old and we visit often. These days it is very child friendly and the Victorian tea room is fine for tea and cakes or a full meal.........get you there.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I love this place. It always has something interesting on. We're not from Birmingham, but the local exhibitions are always fascinating. On this visit we caught Grayson Perry's Tapestries. Tea rooms are lovely. shop isn't extortionate. A great place to spend some time and soak it all in.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The exterior and interior of the Museum & Art gallery are worth the visit. But the collections inside contain some of the finest works of art from across a range of time periods and styles. The Community Gallery adds a wonderful local dimension.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What a hidden gem this is, well worth a visit just to see the architecture, went in for a quick look around and ended up spending 4 hours, could have done with longer.

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A lovely 'small' museum with a fantastic collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings. And an Edwardian tea-room. And if you're interested, Birmingham Cathedral (St Philip, down the road) has 4 beautiful stained glass windows by Edward Burn-Jones

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Museum and Art Gallery is one of my favourite places in Birmingham. I love the Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The only disappointment this time was the Staffordshire Horde display which was nothing like as good as it was three years ago when I last visited. The permanent display about the history of Birmingham was most interesting.

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