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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
44 0121 303 2834
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Ranked #9 of 200 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well as paintings by many other Victorian artists whose... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I remember great times when I was a child seeing the fantastic natural history exhibits but visited today and sadly nothing remains.where has everything gone.probably the same place as most of the exhibits from the wonderfull old science museum.On a brighter note the museum and art gallery is still a great place to visit and the café is reasonable, comfortable... More

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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We've been twice, and despite staying for several hours each time, we've still got so much more to discover in future visits! Really enjoyed the current Rowland Emett exhibition: about £5 each to see it, but amazing work and really well displayed. Wish we'd also had time to try out the tea rooms! Nothing to dislike!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I remember going the museum with great memories when I was younger. I have recently returned with my own children and it has gone down hill!!!!!! There no dinosaurs anymore and very little to keep you and your children interested.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Was good and I learnt a lot and saw a lot and brought a noises stick from the gift shop and love the telephones and like the fact it is free

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

BMAG is a brilliant place to visit now. I am often surprised at the range and beauty of some of the art there.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We planned a visit to Birmingham especially to visit the museum. The experience of the Staffordshire hoard was excellent, but we were disappointed with the city of Birmingham.....especially the public transport system.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I used to visit this museum as a child and remember being scared of the mummies in the Egyptian room...this time, they still seemed creepy, although there were noisy works happening within the room which slightly hampered the atmosphere. Elsewhere, the museum offers varied exhibitions, including ancient world, history of Birmingham and contemporary culture, as well as the artworks in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Had a couple of hours to kill in Brum inbetween trains so we called in for the Rowland Emmett exhib, and so glad we did! His marvelous machines are a delight, and spring to life every 15 minutes or so. Fab and worth paying to see. Rest of the museum is interesting too, my daughter enjoyed the current exhib on... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent for a mostly free museum. We spent three 1/2 hours there and could have spent longer! It was £10 for a family ticket to visit Rowland Emett exhibition but this was excellent and well worth it with a play area for children too! The other bit we visited was the Birmingham exhibition which had some good hands on bits... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Don't miss the Rowland Emmett exhibition - on until 21 September - to watch his crazy machines working, especially those he created for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You need time too to study the detail of his Punch cartoons.

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