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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
Description: From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to...
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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A great way to spend the afternoon especially on a grey day in Birmingham. We went to see the Staffordshire hoard. Huge place with lots of halls and exhibits. You will need a map... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend the afternoon especially on a grey day in Birmingham. We went to see the Staffordshire hoard. Huge place with lots of halls and exhibits. You will need a map or get lost. lol. Excellent and thanks to the council for still supporting it. A donation is much appreciated.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

great range paintings by a wide range of artists sculptures natural history section and special events

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited yesterday and would heartily recommend the Museum and Art Gallery. It's free to get in and has an excellent collection. The Pre-Raphaelite collection of paintings is really wonderful and includes some really seminal works. The Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard is also really worth a visit. The café was nice and good value and all the staff we met were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This museum in the heart of Birmingham is free to visit. It has a good collection of paintings as well as other works and sculptures. For me however the jewel in the crown ( forgive the pun )was the Staffordshire Hoard, a recently discovered haul of precious Saxon objects. I was lucky on the day I visited to be approached... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Typically enough, as a Birmingham resident I rarely take the opportunity to visit many of the attractions on my doorstep. However, if you find yourself in the city centre with a couple of hours to spare and a yearning for some cultural stimulation then you won't be disappointed with the mix of modern and classical art, mixed with fascinating archaeology... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

please visit im part time living in tamworth so go brum alot...this museum is lovely and interesting...plenty of place to eat and drink nearby can reccomend colemore row...and san carlo, near to new street, and shops.. the building is stunning and has a lot to look at changes quite frequently so check website, it is quite a rewarding place to... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Went for a day out to Birmingham. Asked locals what to do - they offered this free museum as a starting point. I left 6 hours later totally absorbing with something for everyone. Great Staffordshire Hoard - thanks for the magnifying glass- lovely paintings; viewed the worlds largest watercolour and popped into a paying exhibition as felt it was the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You should visit this place on at least a yearly basis as things change what is viewed there but the one thing is always an interesting way to spend a day.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Liked the museum, loved the tea rooms I recommended a visit. I visited the museum to see the Staffordshire gold hoard and on my way to the exhibition I also perused some of the more modern art and an exhibition about Birmingham and its people all worth a look. I really enjoyed the gold hoard exhibition I thought it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

if you want to do something free and learn this is the place to go, used to go as a child and still go as an adult

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Additional Information about Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8007
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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