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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
44 0121 303 2834
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Ranked #12 of 198 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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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I bring every of my visitors here. The top floor is the best part of it, it is very modern and interactive, and even children would enjoy it. Although for the archaic art lovers, inn the first floor they have a wide range of arts from all different worlds and eras. All in all if you live in Birmngham and... More

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London England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There's an interesting range of exhibits including photography from the Middle East and the Staffordshire Horde.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Have been many times, there's always something new to see and old favourites to resee. Pictures, statues, jewellery, many forms of art ancient and modern.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Marvellous Machines is an exhibition of Rowland Emett's (the creator of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang machines) work running until the 21st September 2014 in the Gas Hall which is part of BMAG. His machinery is wonderful, spot the different household items which make them up. There are also on display his sketches and illustrations. There is a film which details... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I grew up visiting the Museum every weekend....they have so many exhibits which change fairly often......I love it and we take the Grandchildren every 3/4 weeks. plenty to educate and a muse.............lovely tea rooms and cake. Walk in ....walk round....have tea and cake.....walk out.....proud of the joint

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went in to escape the heat ( free entrance for museum and art gallery but £5 for the exhibition) and my little girl love it. The exhibition is on until 21 September 2014. It display some of the greatest machines created by the creator of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Also a lots of wonderful Comics by Emett. We started... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

So much on display 1 can easily mix and match or come back 4 more another day. Many pieces stick out e.g. In the ME exhibition Yemeni fisherman, the Palestinian in paper but also loved th exhibitions that get to Brums heart....both the arts, crafts movement , pen nibs , and the Mirpur memories of first gen. Immigrants...I had been... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

visited the museum on thursday ,a monthly visit ,and called into the edwardian tea rooms for a cuppa ,and wow it has been refurbished to a very high standard ,lovely table and chairs down the center ,and easy high padded along one side ,were we sat ordered coffee and gave our table number ,and it was brought to our table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful art pieces with an emphasis on local culture and the role of this area in the industrial revolution.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had scone, cream, jam and cup of tea. Simple enough to get right eh? Nope. As people who read my reviews will know... I like my scones! So present me with a mass produced scone, I ain't happy!! It was ok in itself but I kinda hoped somewhere like the museum and art gallery would at least sell homemade produce,... More

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