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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: 0121 3488007
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Ranked #11 of 160 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Since 1886, this museum and gallery contains large collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Worcester, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Saw the signs for the Staffordshire Hoard while visiting the German Christmas Market. It was quite a way into the building but it was well worth searching out. A really good informative exhibition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Really only visited Wartime exhibits and some paintings plus shop and Edwardian Tea Rooms this time. Always enjoy the grandeur of the buildings. Tea Rooms refurbished since our last visit. Very comfortable and variety of seating options. Varied menu . Shame normal menu not up on display as well as specials as only found it on sitting down. Excellent food... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, lifts to all floors, an abundance of artwork and sculptures ... and a large area dedicated to the Staffordshire Hoard, including replicas of jewellery items, swords, etc. for comparison with the (sometimes damaged) hoard items. There's also a lovely café/restaurant with comfortable seating on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I did not expected I will see anything special in Birmingham but I found out the musuem is great it has old and contemporary art ... Having different style from different centuries fashioned in a great layout make the best of it .. And the entry is free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Our very first time at this art gallery,we've been to the Walsall & Wolverhampton ones but do have to bow down to this one as it's "the mother of all galleries in the midlands in my opinion,learnt a lot n so did the kids but I guess we need to come again just to get thru everything ..... Lessons we... More 

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The building is beautiful. It has pictures and really cool sculptures, all with the information. Admission is free.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went to the German Christmas Market. Saw that the museum was home to the Staffordshire Saxon Hoard. The museum is fantastic and well worth a visit purely to look at the building itself, even without the wealth of exhibits. The museum is very well laid out and has a huge amount of different exhibits. Hugely informative. We kept finding different... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has one of the world's best collections of Pre-Raphaelite art with Edward Burne-Jones once living nearby in Bennett's Hill....BMAG also has part of the Staffordshire Hoard, the finest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and jewellery found recently near Cannock.....a newly completed gallery to house the Staffordshire Hoard is a must see. The gallery devoted to the... More 

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit, especially the new display of the Staffordshire Hoard. The craftsmanship was amazing to see and so well displayed and explained.

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esex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this museum whilst walking around the Christmas. Market. Very interesting exhibits and female Morris dancers performing in the entrance gallery. Overall worth visiting and experiencing Birminghams history😊

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