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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: 0121 3488007
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Description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of...
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.
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Staffordshire Hoard

If your in the Birmingham area, you must view this Exhibition. The Staffordshire hoard is a most wonderful collection and a Chance find by one man in a field with his metal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If your in the Birmingham area, you must view this Exhibition. The Staffordshire hoard is a most wonderful collection and a Chance find by one man in a field with his metal detector.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This museum has a wonderful pre-raphaelite collection. It's worth a visit just to look at this. The building itself, is very grand and pleasing to the eye. Well worth a visit or 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This hoard is so very different form the many others I have seen. Very thing found was minute ,fragments of art normally found on swords. The workmanship was exquisite. The explanations and layout of the hoard was very well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum on a Sunday and were amazed at how quiet, and therefore peaceful, it was. The Pre-Raphaelite exhibition is excellent, a real gem. The other galleries were also good, particularly the metalwork and ceramic exhibitions. The tearoom is spacious and a joy to relax in. This museum is a credit to Birmingham.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It was called the Natural history and art gallery. Now it is but a fragment of its former glory. The bath history side of it has gone completely. All that remains are a few dull galleries of a few paintings and two or three exhibitions on ancient civilisation. And these are on the tiny side. The former building still houses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the Pre Raphaelite collection at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, inluding two must see masterpieces (The Last of England and The Death of Chatterton) but I was favourably impressed by the Birmingham People and Change in the Inner-City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I took my son to have a look around and spent the whole day there ! My son is in a wheelchair and access to the museum was pretty easy their is a lift around the corner from the main entrance. The tranquillity of the place really draws you in and you want to spend your time their, I found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This building is beautiful and full of points of interest with something for everyone. Part of the famous Stafford Haul is here. Or see the Buddha Room which leads into the Edwardian Tea Room which is a little bit of heaven for tired feet. Sink into a lovely sofa and drink a cuppa with a tasty meal or cake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I haven't visited this museum since a child, so going back with my children was a great experience especially level 3 with the interactive area on Birmingham, my 6 year old daughter loved it, really caught her imagination. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

had a couple of hours to spare and had a delicious bacon sarnie in the Edwardian Tearooms cafe. The Staffordshire Hoard was a revelation; well worth a visit. What a find; enjoyed listening to the video clips of Terry who discovered it plus key archaeologists. Loved some of the paintings too: Vuillard, Vlaminck, Alfred Munnings plus the Picasso, Degas, Lynne... More 

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