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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: 0121 3488007
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Ranked #9 of 168 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Free entrance. Good collection of Pre Raphelites. Also excellent exhibit of Staffordshire Hoarde

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building , pleasant to stroll around. We visited Birmingham specifically to see three things in the museum. The Staffordshire Hoard which we had also see at Stafford- quite amazing- but a little over presented with, to my mind ,too many video presentations. The lighting was a bit dim. The 'Holy Grail' tapestries, I was informed, were not on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I have visited a couple of times, often on a rainy day as it's a great free place to spend some time. There really is lots to see and more than one visit is a must. The Staffordshire Hoard is amazing, although not easy to find from the main entrance and a long walk/lots of stairs. Enjoyed some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the excellent WW1 exhibition at Birmingham Museum it concentrates on citizens of Birmingham who fought in the first world war with a great many of them losing their lives. It is very moving to see the medals and read of their bravery and to trying to imagine parents sadness and pride when these very young men were killed in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be unlucky to get a rainy morning, I really recommend spending some time in the lovely museum. My favorite part as a history enthusiast was the exhibition at top floor - Birmingham and its people - where you can see the changes that the city has been through since Medieval times until now. Here the must-see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I love BM&AG and its FREE! the staff are always polite and helpful and it has always been a firm favourite of all our family. The additional exhibitions do incur a cost, some of which are well worth it, others not so much. A great way to spend an hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent building in its own right. There is so much to see that it would be easy to spend a whole day here. It has a superb café which itself is a piece of history. There are so many fine collections it is hard to decide what to choose. The Staffordshire Hoard should not be missed as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Located in the centre of Birmingham FREE ENTRY Difficult to get parking without paying Sadly I felt the museum was not reaching its possible potential. There are plenty of items in the archives -its time to let the people see them. The art gallery has a varied collection -some very good -some I wouldn't have bothered putting up. But thats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Huge complex of art and history. You would need several visits to absorb everything and fortunately entry is free. Collect a floor plan when you arrive or you will never escape, like in IKEA. The Saxon Horde is on display and the top floor, which covers the history of Birmingham, is very interesting. There is also a nice Edwardian Restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have visited the Art Gallery plenty of times, it's a calm and serene environment when you're looking for more of quiet, culture filled day. The Gallery is pretty large with rooms filled with different kinds of art. The Museum includes a cafe which is lovely and relaxing if you're spending a few hours indoors. The Museum is totally free... More 

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