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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I visited last year to view the early Islamic coinage exhibition which was hugely impressive. Will be returning later on this year to view the recently discovered Quran manuscripts display.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An excellent art gallery with easy parking. We really enjoyed our visit and can strongly recommend the gallery and the attractions in the local area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's bit of trek out of central Birmingham to the campus of The University of Birmingham but take the train for a quick ride out and back. Cheap and drops you off right at the entrance to the campus. The Barber is on the other side of the campus which is a bit of a walk but the bonus is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is claimed that the Barber Institute´s collection of paintings is comparable to the Wallace collection. It strives to be, but I don´t think it is. Many famous artists from medieval times to the present are represented, but not always, though in some cases, by their better works. The latter are definitely worth the visit. However the impression of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoyed this collection. Visited with disabled friend, we ended up walking quite a lot as the collection is situated on University campus and security men were of the little hitler type. But it was worth the hassle once inside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely gallery located at Birmingham University which also offers concerts at various times of the day and children's activities in the school holidays. Join their mailing list and get informed about free concerts and other activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A beautiful art gallery, with a range of different exhibitions, a hidden gem in the grounds of the university, small but well equipped. A must visit!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautifully served tea to celebrate alumni support for the university.Sandiches, scones, cakes, tea aNd champagne!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This small gallery, easily missed, houses a fine collection of renaissance, baroque, still life and history painting, from all over Europe. Highly worth visiting if you're in the midlands, far more so than Birmingham Museum and art gallery.

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Additional Information about Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Address: University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
Phone Number: 44-121-414-7333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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