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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
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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian...

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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Wide ranging collections

Interesting and varied collections covering many topics. The treasure trove coins and jewellery exhibition particularly well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Liverpool
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Interesting and varied collections covering many topics. The treasure trove coins and jewellery exhibition particularly well done.

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

well worth a visit to see the gold find and see the building free entry to the exhibits. the building structure is good to see, the edwardian coffe shop was shut though the weekend we were visiting

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was really glad I had the chance to visit this on my one day in the city. I started in the Jewellery Quarter and worked my way back to the city centre. This museum has a lot to see without being overwhelming. I liked how it's organized because you can focus on one side of the room and then... More 

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Thank BlackSheep773
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted coffee in the Edward Ian tea room,beautiful room not strictly EdwardIan but OK. Could do with better directions to it, been visiting here since I was a child in the 70,'s it was better back then.

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Thank Carol A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited this museum on many, many occasions, they are renowned for the Pre-Raphaelite collections but there's more to this museum. Visitors to Birmingham can trace its roots in the special local history section. Children will love the stuffed birds and the Egyptology and its nice to just appreciate the Gallery itself over a cup of tea in the... More 

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Thank ElaineM007
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had afternoon tea at the Edwardian tearooms. Thankfully they reserve a table for you when you book in advance which was a big help as it was very busy. Food was served pretty promptly, and there was enough to eat, quite good value for the money.

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Thank Jacky P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favourite place to be in Birmingham:Museum and Art Gallery,with the finest collections of Pre-Raphaelites collection! :-)All Art,paints and artefacts very nice display,and very well describe!Excellent place for relax,with very nice-vintage Edwardian Tea room,and shop ,educational area for kids..etc !I would highly recommended to visit this place to all who love art,beauty,history! :-)

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great exhibition, displays, staff, great day out alone or with the family. Adults and Kids alike love it

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Thank Dolores H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Birmingham museum and art gallery is a fantastic interesting place for all ages. The paintings are outstanding and can lure you into the depths of each frame. The added bonus is that there are seats dotted around the rooms for your comfort, therefore allowing you to indulge yourself.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has a very wide selection of exhibits, form various schools of art through different artefacts from differing ages of human living. Always worth asking if you have a particular period you would like to see, although Birmingham living is always exhibited. There is a small shop with fairly standard goods. The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the... More 

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