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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 195 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We've visited this museum many times and it's usually very good. Sometimes it's a bit too politically correct but we just ignore those bits. I much prefer the artists of bygone ages as I'm most definitely not into modern art - if I can produce it I don't consider it art! All the staff are very friendly, the café is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited before but this time we concentrated on an exhibition outlining the development of Birmingham.Terrific! Included many interactive elements for children.

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Birmingham
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The museum building itself is much better than the exhibits contained within. Its free rentry so just go in and enjoy the grade 1 listed architecture. There is also a History Of Birmingham section somewhere inside. This is very good and worth spending an hour or two on.

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wolverhampton
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fantastic! This was our second visit and as it was much quieter this time (Good Friday) we got chance to have a proper look at some things which we missed last time. Birmingham museum is a real gem made even better by the fact that it is free! We especially enjoyed the Birmingham history exhibition. All the staff were... More

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west midlands
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the lovely building with a friend , who had already visited before, and had enjoyed a meal there! Therefore I was looking forward to having a spot of lunch in the Edwardian tea Rooms, but how the standard of the food and hygiene were a lot to be desired! The jacket potato we were served with , was... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Good all round museum deserving your time when visiting Birmingham especially as admission is free. Good permanent galleries with some world class exhibits... I was particularly impressed with the local contemporary art and thrilled to catch the catch the Grayson Perry tapestry exhibition (again FREE) - hats off to BMAG

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Strange isn't it ? Visit a city usually abroad and its 'oh lets pay and look round this museum'.....in a home city forget about places....well don't ! go for a good look, everything from jewerally, to pictures( you know when you stand in front of something and think blimey only seen this in a book !) to clothing....lots about the... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, Perry’s series of six large tapestries tell the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our artistic taste. The tapestries chart the ‘class journey’ made by the fictional Tim Rakewell and include many of the characters, incidents and objects that Grayson Perry encountered on his own journeys as part... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Unless you are allergic to culture, art and history; the Bham Museum & Art Gallery is a must for a day out. It packs alot of variety, content and quality- a mention goes to the new 'history of bham' gallery and the main hall of paintings; just remember to bring your comfortable shoes and ample time to go round and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I spent every Sunday at the museum from about 8-13 years old and we visit often. These days it is very child friendly and the Victorian tea room is fine for tea and cakes or a full meal.........get you there.

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