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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8007
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to...
From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past. Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard. Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.
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Great historical museum and wonderful art gallery

Went here back in August to see the Staffordshire Hoard gallery, it was wonderful to see. The ancient Egypt collection was very impressive also. The art gallery was also very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here back in August to see the Staffordshire Hoard gallery, it was wonderful to see. The ancient Egypt collection was very impressive also. The art gallery was also very good. The shop was well worth a visit too and the staff were very friendly. I'll visit again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had some time to kill and it was a nice little detour, go see everything including the last floor where you can see someone who mummified in Ancient Egypt. The whole museum is nice. The only thing its that it smells and looks old - my allergies kept kicking up because of the dust - or something.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My 3 year old loved it here, learned and played a lot. But we stumbled on it by accident. We think the museum could do more to promote what it offers youngsters as it is free and has a fair amount of interactive or play areas.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Better than I expected with a varied collection of pieces that kept me busy for several hours. The building feels about twice the size they need for the collection they're presenting, but the architecture is certainly worth admiring. There isn't much explanation of the items, but I am unusual in actually reading the signs in museums. The stand-out, for me,... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum lots to see. My family has donated lots over the years none on display disappointed. .I live in wales now and wanted to show my children some of the priceless items which are worth a lot emotionally and financially too so very sad they were donated to keep them safe for all to enjoy and no sign of... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mosaics on the floor, stunning woodwork in the entrance way and throughout the building, visually satisfying exhibits - a lovely little place to visit for a couple of hours.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There was a lot to see and it was well laid out. A good place to visit for all the family. I particularly liked the historical pictures and the war exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting especially the section where the old gold and jewelery was displayed, enjoyed a pleasant rest in the tea room.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited this museum a few times now and it never disappoints. The displays are set out in an interactive and tactile way, with lots for young children to touch and play with. The local history and artefacts are simply outstanding. There are some fabulous paintings in a wonderful gallery too. It's also free of charge to enter.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love spending time here! Some lovely art and fascinating artefacts - the Staffordshire Hoard is beautifully presented for example. Great for kids too.

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