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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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Very interesting museum. Ideal for everyone. Exhibition on the Staffordshire hoard was brilliant. Good cafe and shop. Recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum. Ideal for everyone. Exhibition on the Staffordshire hoard was brilliant. Good cafe and shop. Recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to come here because of the pre- Raphaelite paintings- we didn't know what pre- Raphaelite was so we went along. We don't usually visit art galleries, but we loved this place. Some stunning pictures and exhibits. Well worth a visit and its free, we just didn't have enough time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This really is an excellent place ,well organised ,good staff . It is quite busy but still a relaxing dining area to meet friends for lunch or just escape for coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's free, it's central, and it's well done. It's worth the visit, even if it's just a quick walk-through. They've got a wide variety of exhibits, from European modern art to the Buddha gallery to the history of Birmingham.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We spent half an hour at this museum, which was nice, because the entrance is free of charge and it was rainy outside. I like pre-rapahaelite paintings, and they have a couple of those here. However, if you're on a tight schedule, it's ok to skip this museum.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

An absolute must if your in Birmingham with a spare couple of hours. Great for all the family and all completely FREE

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really good day, very interesting exhibitions and art work. Definatly worth a visit if your in Birmingham

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Totally unexpected. Just go there and see. Expositions vary every time I visit it so there is a lot to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great art, and are absolutely worth a visit when visiting Birmingham. Also a nice the salon there! ****************************************************************************

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I spent a lovely couple of hours here on a wet afternoon. The Pre- Raphaelite galleries are just gorgeous. The couple of rooms looking at the people and 20thC architecture/city planning were really fascinating and have given me an appetite to return to Birmingham and this museum to learn more. Friendly helpful staff and a stylish cafe.

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