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Address: , Birmingham B3 3HQ, England
Phone Number: 44-121-693-6300
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Description: Named after one of Birmingham's famous mayors, Joseph Chamberlain, this...
Named after one of Birmingham's famous mayors, Joseph Chamberlain, this lively and busy square features the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and other notable attractions.
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Little oasis in Birmingham

Always something going on around the square. Great to stop for 5 minutes if you want a break from all the hussle and bustle of Birmingham.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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English first
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Outside the old Birmingham Library and Museum, Chamberlain Square id mostly used as a cut through to Broad Street and somewhere to sit and eat lunch or watch the world go by. Really comes in to its own during the events like the summer beach of the German Christmas Market.

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coventry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Always something going on around the square. Great to stop for 5 minutes if you want a break from all the hussle and bustle of Birmingham.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This square is located between the more well regarded Victoria Square and the Paradise Forum shopping precinct, through which you can access Centenary Square. Many people treat this square as a thoroughfare, but I recommend that you stop and take a look. The façades of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham Town Hall are quite beautiful and although... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a beautiful little square. It's surrounded on all sides by good architecture, except for the Adrian boult hall. This concrete box is due for demolition. The Birmingham Central Library is on this square. Most people think this building is ugly but it's one of the best brutalist buildings in the country. English Heritage have tried to give it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chamberlain Square is the small square you walk through between Victoria and Centenary Squares in Birmingham city centre. It is a bit forgotten and is in desperate need of a redesign, which luckily it is getting in 2015. Bordering the square you have the Museum and Art Gallery, in a lovely Victorian building with the towering 'Big Brum' clocktower attached.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Walk through here so many times without really noticing it maybe when the old library is demolished there will be an improvement it has town hall on one side and museum on another two beautiful buildings and with the steps fountain and statue of Chamberlain could be made nicer I think

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very old looking but it does link Victoria Square and the shopping centre with centenary square and beyond. Quite nice to sit on the steps in the sun, but be careful of the pigeons.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

... compared to it's close neighbours, but well worth a couple of still moments to view the architecture on offer on a couple of it's sides (in particular the magnificent B. C. Museum and Art Gallery frontage) and to admire the Memorial Fountain.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We visited here as the German Christmas Markets are here again. The place as you can imagine was packed. It was standing room only and trying to move though the crowds was near impossible. Most of the people there were rude and drunk and just barging into everyone and refusing to let people get past. There were families there with... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A square attached to Victoria Square that really offers nothing to stop and look at, you end up passing through it and paying no attention to it.

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