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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: 0121 3488007
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Ranked #10 of 159 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The permanent exhibits are shown in a well-thought out series of galleries despite the internal geography of the building being rather a challenge! Really enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelites and the highlight was the Staffordshire Hoard. A well-spent couple of hours.

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Saint-Chinian, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Birmingham museum and art gallery has a great variety of exhibits on show, including the Staffordshire board, which is well worth the visit alone. Don't miss the pre-raphelite galleries either, there are some wonderful pictures there. The tea room has recently been given a makeover, and is very comfortable. The taxes and cakes are very good too!!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a beautiful, old building in the heart of the city. It contains much in the way of paintings to interest art lovers, the pre- raphaelites, in particular. However we wanted to see the artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard, the beautiful Saxon gold and silver jewellery discovered in a field a few years ago.... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

After wandering around the German Market, we arrived at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery just wanting to see the Staffordshire Hoard treasures. We ended up visiting every single area in the whole museum. It was exceptionally beautiful- as soon as you walk in you experience the historical architecture of the lovely building. There is excellent paintings (my favourite had... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Brilliant art gallery and museum. Free too. Ran out of time didn't get to see everything and were were there hours. Something to return to on next visit. Would like to visit their Victorian tea rooms too. Looked very nice.

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Picking our way through the construction work assembling the last Bavarian Market, we stumbled across this very good attraction, that showcases the many industries associated with this great city. At every turn there is something to surprise and delight not least of which is the Tea Rooms where you can share some tea and crumpet with your loved one. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best and most interesting museums I have visited for some time and for free, something other museums could learn from. The staff were very friendly and helpful

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I first went there for a Steve McCurry Photography exhibition in 2010. Since then I go there every now and then. Yes this place is free and you've got some interesting stuff on display. It's well worth a visit if you're an art fan or are simply trying to kill time in the city centre.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We missed the Anglo Saxon Horde last time due to the crowds and other commitments but we went today.......................Crikey, well worth a visit. A member of the staff handed me a magnifying glass to better see some of the intricate workings.........................................it is exquisite and soooo small on some of the pieces...................How did they do that without modern tools.???. If you... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It is so great to step in a cultural place of art when it is super cold outside and when you are tired from strolling around Christmas market. It is for free, great, I always think art should be free :) There is a tiny corner of touching sculptures and stuff, great for kid. Needless to say, I LOVE Edwardian... More

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