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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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Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Awesome building but not enough toilets and dirty

The building itself and the surrounding area are fantastic and a credit to Birmingham council, the new link with the Museum and what will be shopping area is excellent. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The building itself and the surrounding area are fantastic and a credit to Birmingham council, the new link with the Museum and what will be shopping area is excellent. There are one or two toilets on each floor but some of these were broken and there are no signs so it was a problem finding one. Also the lift on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wanted to see the Staffordshire Hoard, fantastic....the workmanship is amazing. The exhibition is laid out really well making it easy to view and enjoy. We went mid week and hit the school trips, if you want quiet leisurely time at the exhibition I would check before visiting....

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's a good free museum well worth visiting, but next time, we'll be getting there in the morning. We were asked to make our way to the exit 20 minutes before closing time, and were not able to go to the museum shop, as it closed at 4.50 pm. By 5pm the whole building was shut and locked.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The main attractions are the Pre-Raphaelites and the Staffordshire Hoard. The Edwardian Tea Room served excellent food but was rather crowded when we were there, avoid 12.30-13.30!

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning collections of saxon bling (Staffordshire hoard) and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. This would be enough but they've got lots of other interesting stuff too. Free but well worth the donation we gave.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went to see the exhibition put on by Quakers about the First World War. A very balanced exhibition which is well worth seeing. It was a bit difficult to find but a kind member of staff took us to it. Also saw The Staffordshire Hoard. I love this exhibition, having seen it several times. Now it is in permanent pkace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had already paid for admission to another museum (also excellent) when my daughter belatedly discovered that she wanted to visit this (free!) one, so we were woefully short of time on our one-day visit. We were delighted to see the Sutton treasures so lovingly preserved and so informatively explained. We need to go back when we have more leisure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I first went to the art gallery when at University in the late 60s and I am not sure it has changed much since. The pre -raphaelites remain the highlight but some of the other galleries were not worth a look. They maybe need to focus a bit more. The staffordshire hoard was worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A place worth visiting. The Staffordshire Hoard Collection, is maybe not as good, as it was, when I saw it at Lichfield Cathedral, when it did its rounds, but still worth a look. Lots of things to see, and do, and don't forget to look up, the ceilings in the building are a joy. There is a tea room, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visit as many times as possible, sometimes for specific exhibitions and sometimes just to dip in for a quick visit. The Pre-Raphaelites are always worth seeing, as are the Ben Nicholson paintings. Don't just look at what's in the building look at the building itself especially the glass ceiling on the first floor. Sit and take time to think... More 

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