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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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Classic collection in lovely building

Birmingham is certainly doing a lot of work to protect the architectural treasures which litter the city, and those challenges will remain for a long time. The Museum and Gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Birmingham is certainly doing a lot of work to protect the architectural treasures which litter the city, and those challenges will remain for a long time. The Museum and Gallery however looks in good shape, and while the temperature and humidity control systems look about as old as some of the collection, they appear to be doing the business of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited specifically to see the hoard but did also look at some of the other exhibits (and had a cheeky hot chocolate!). The building itself is lovely and as a Brummie is somewhere AI always try to steer visitors. The exhibits change regularly and are well kept. The Hoard was absolutely stunning. So delicate and beautiful and incredible to... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Although a dated building and some of the exhibits are a little old hat it has some excellent displays . Art work can vary but permenant exhibits always worth a look.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for something free to do in Birmingham, the musuem is a great way to loose a few hours on a rainy day. It has multiple levels and various exhibitions. Great location in Birmingham, not too far from New Street Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting Birmingham for the weekend we stumbled across this museum and decided to have a look round. It was free entry and we spent at least two hours inside. There are great exhibitions of pre Raphelite works, the Staffordshire Hoard and Egyptian pieces. Also along side are the war anniversary exhibition, new art collection and the history of Birmingham.... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a great display. Surprised at how high quality the whole Staffordshire Horde exhibition. As always the peoplpe here are very welcoming and informed. The restaurant has been refurbished since our last visit to it and is very comfortable, and has very good food choices. The rest of the gallery was a s good as it always is. A lovely,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The collection in this free museum contains some real gems, form a fantastic collection of some breath taking Pre-Raphaelites to a Saxon Hoarde, there are many exhibits which shine a light on Birmingham's past and its heritage. The Edwardian tearooms have been given a modern face lift, and it a lovely spot to relax and kick back. Definitely worth seeing.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My friend and I enjoyed our visit to the Gallery and had Afternoon Tea in the Edwardian Tearoom. We enjoyed our visit very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I went to see Pre Raphaelite paintings. Edward Burne-Jones was born in Birmingham and the gallery has beautiful paintings of his. Apart from them, there are more amazing paintings from different periods by other famous artists. Really worth visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

May be a bit tired in places but fascinating mix of exhibits and a bit if an oasis for shopophobics! Great cafe

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