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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
44 0121 303 2834
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Ranked #11 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

On a wet and windy day I attended the museum and straight away I returned to my youth and the memories of wandering around this grand establishment. This place has moved into the 21st century and the exhibits reflected. On entering the building from the entrance by the Town Hall I was disappointed with the sight of the shop and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I can't believe that this is still free to visit... It is far too large and varied to see with just one visit.... I love the variety...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our first visit surpassed expectations. We were on holiday from Exeter. Marvellous Machines exhibition was fantastic - and even better with Art Fund discount. Local history galleries were fascinating & well designed. The refurbished Edwardian café was relaxing & very atmospheric. Our 8 year old son loved it, even if Pre-Raphaelites & a few other galleries were not exciting for... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I cannot help but rate the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery as 5 out of 5 for the simple reason that it is free to enter! After walking around the Museum for over an hour I couldn’t help but think that even a small entrance fee would be more than fair. There is a good selection of modern, post-modern, classical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant place to visit. The admission is free. The collections of art are fabulous and the history section of Birmingham is wonderful

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

spent many hours there - 2nd visit ; so much to see and admire; nothing to dislike ;history of birmingham especially re migration of particular interest and informative.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is free for entrance. Saw the Staffordshire hoard. Very informative, good exhibits and film show. Strolled around and came across an exhibition about birmingham and it's people. History of the town, with exhibits and information, that was very interesting. There are many exhibitions, and it's worth a couple of days to go around the museum so you can take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We always travel by train into Birmingham as most places are within easy walking distance. This visit we went to Rowland Emett's Magnificent Machines. A brilliant exhibition and very child friendly. Staff as always polite and helpful. The Edwardian Tea Rooms within the main museum are also a must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Staffordshire hoard which will be getting a larger room September/October. There was one interactive exhibit where you are able to increase the size of the objects via a touchscreen which was totally engrossing. Did not have time to do the rest of the museum justice but was able to reacquaint myself with the Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Birmingham... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Located in the centre of Birmingham, parking may pose a problem unless you arrive without a car. Parking appears to be free on most city centre roads on Bank Holidays. Entrance to the museum is free, but there is a donations box. When we went, we were so lucky to see Rowland Emett's Magnificent Machines exhibition - on until 21st... More

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