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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Address: 75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number: 44-121-554-3598
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Description: Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an...
Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry.
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A nice knowledgeable experience

A good experience, Guide made it really interesting. A walk-back in history - you can see a factory left just as it was when the doors closed in the early 80s. Not for children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A good experience, Guide made it really interesting. A walk-back in history - you can see a factory left just as it was when the doors closed in the early 80s. Not for children, as they will get bored.

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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is tucked away in the Jewellery Quarter and gives a fascinating insight into the jewellery trade. The museum itself, set on 3 floors, traces the history of jewellery making through different times and cultures. The highlight for me was the tour of the old factory which had been left in its entirety by the family who owned it,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum is a wonderful place to visit, so unusual, and very informative. The tour guide we had for the tour was very well spoken and very informative to listen to. Also you can buy jewellery in the museum shop made by local jewellery makers in the area. A must place to visit.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited the museum, which in itself was very interesting and informative. It was difficult at first to grasp that grass and coconuts can be considered jewellery items, but shown in the way they were it becomes clearer. After a good browse around we were escorted around the old jewellery works by Rupert, who was an amusing and knowledgeable guide.... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I recommend checking the website in the lead up to Christmas as they generally have some special events around that time. The tour is worth doing at any time of year. It really gives a fantastic glimpse into the history of the area and of the family who owned the premises. It's an interactive tour and really great for those... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A real piece of industrial and social history, brought to life in this excellent exhibition. If you live in Birmingham and have not been you are really missing a big bit of your heritage. Learnt loads from our guide whose mother worked in a factory just like the one preserved here.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were so pleased to find the Museum and it didn't disappoint. The quide was very well informed if incredibly badly dressed. Don't people have any sense of occasion! Always remember that any teacher, guide or presenter is the most important visual aid to any audience. Several of the processes were demonstrated and it was a most comprehensive tour. I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Best known for heavy metal bashing, perhaps, the West Midlands is also home to more delicate designwork. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is well worth a visit (especially for those with preconceptions about the industrial Midlands).

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This museum is a small jewellery workshop totally preserved from when it was closed in 1980 but feels like you are stepping back to Dickensian times The tour is fascinating ang the guide excellent

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was my second visit, and would do so again in the morning! The story behind the Smith & Pepper factory is well told & personal and the special nature of the preserved factory has to be seen to be believed. And thanks to Rupert for his humour, knowledge & local recommendation!

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Address: Address: 75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number: 44-121-554-3598
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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