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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Neighborhood: Edgbaston
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Address: University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
Phone Number: 44-121-414-7333
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Description: Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of...
Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.
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small but quality all the way

went by train from New Street, turned right outside the station and then walked for miles. If turned left then its still a fair walk through the University but manageable. Was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

went by train from New Street, turned right outside the station and then walked for miles. If turned left then its still a fair walk through the University but manageable. Was there a sign I missed ? Brilliant small gallery. Much enjoyed the portrait exhibition. Always something of interest in the main gallery. Helpful friendly staff. Recommended a good lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I had been here some years ago and thought I would visit again. Very little has changed and there are few new pictures or anything worth rushing to see. It has some great art but is somehow lacking in atmosphere, explanation or interest. The staff look a bit bored and there were only 4 other people visiting the gallery. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic collection with a wide range. Very well laid out and easy to walk around, also very spacious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A small but perfectly formed but small collection of art. Some very good British 18th and 19th Century pictures. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A lovely art deco gallery, perfect in everyway, masterpieces like Monet, Manet, Gaughgan, Van Eyke, Van Dyke, all here, in Birmingham!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's a small collection but a very fine collection. If you are in the city it's worth the trip out to the Barber. It's an easy train journey to University station and then a short walk through the University campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely small gem of a gallery. High quality and well explained. Helpful staff and despite a function being on the gallery remainded open

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Fantastic small gallery - it's amazing the quality of the work they have here. The building itself is worth the journey but the contents are quietly spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Free entry. Interesting mix of world class art, set in university grounds so out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Tucked away on the University of Birmingham campus, I only recently became aware of it. There are static displays but it also hosts changing changing events and exhibitions so keep an eye on the website for more info. not sure about parking as I walked there.

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