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Address: Centenary Sq., Birmingham B1 2DY, England
Phone Number: 44-121-693-6300
Description: In tribute to those who lost their lives in combat from World War I to...
In tribute to those who lost their lives in combat from World War I to present day, the interior of this somber memorial offers books with the names of the fallen, as well as impressive stained glass windows and skylights.
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Connection with the past

I visited close to Christmas when the Christmas truce of 1914 was being mentioned a lot in the media. You can really feel a connection with those that have fallen in WW1, WW2 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited close to Christmas when the Christmas truce of 1914 was being mentioned a lot in the media. You can really feel a connection with those that have fallen in WW1, WW2 and beyond. This monument is in a very busy part of Birmingham just in front of the new library. It is surrounded by gardens and at night... More 

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birmingham england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This building designed and built in the 1920s by local craftsmen provides a simple, beautiful art deco inspired space in the middle of a noisy city where you can think about the impact of war on people and places. Its muted stain glass windows and the bas reliefs on the walls create a wonderful atmosphere of peace. The calligraphy in... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited whilst passing through town on a rainy day but once inside we were impressed by the look of it. Very nice memorial.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had always wanted to go inside here and was glad I did. It is a quiet, peaceful place to consider lives lost. Pay your respects people. It's a mini cathedral!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Open every day except Sunday between 10:00 and 16:00 and free to enter, the Hall of Memory is a wonderful tribute to the thousands of Birmingham citizens who gave their lives in both World Wars and during the many campaigns since 1945. It's an oasis of calm in a busy part of the city centre. The rolls of honour listing... More 

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This tranquil building is surrounded by busy roads and a shopping arcade, yet once inside you are afforded a silent retreat from the busy world. It was worthwhile visiting for the architecture, as well as the touching tributes to the war dead from Afganistan and Iraq.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

the books of the fallen are kept her. there is peace here to read to remeber and to difest the scarifices made by thousands of Brumy Take time go there and pay your respects

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A fitting and poignant tribute to those who lost their lives in both world wars and conflicts since. Surrounded by flowers and set in an elegant square.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Sombre thoughtful and a fitting tribute to all in the services who have given their lives. If in Birmingham city centre find ten minuets to escape the chaos and mayhem of broad street to say your prayers for those no longer with us

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Hall of Memory is a War Memorial made of Portland Stone and was erected in tribute to the many Birmingham citizens who lost their lives in active service from World War I to present day. On my visit the memorial was receiving a lot interest from passers by and so it should, it is a fine monument in Centenary... More 

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