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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England (Ladywood)
44-121-554-3598
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Ranked #11 of 198 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Neighborhoods, History Museums
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Doncaster
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The museum is like time has stood still. Little gallery of show rooms before the tour, gave lots of information about the making of jewellery and the products used in the designs. The tour itself was great. There were only 2 of us, so we had extended time and the opportunity to have a go. Very interesting and definitely worth... More

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Stourbridge
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The excellent 45 min tour guide brought everything alive for the small group, and it was easy to imagine the personalities, skills and atmosphere, especially the heat, noise and activity on a hot day like last week. With several generations of my family having worked and lived in the Quarter as jewellers and silversmiths, I can say that this is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Love this little spot. Great museum with history brought to life with the tour of the old jewellery workshop, lots of interesting facts and tidbits, demonstrations of the machines in the workshop and heartwarming stories of the folk that worked there from the 20's to the early 80's. Nice cafe with courtyard to enjoy a cup of tea also. I... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was okay. You get a paid tour that takes to back in time with the history of the jewellery quarter and the production process. The tour is quite long tho. And the other part of the museum you see for yourself.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Never get tired of visiting the Pen Museum. It is a hidden gem and what's more, it is free! At first sight, it looks small, but it has a lot to offer. Enjoy watching the children when they see a typewriter for the first time and then when explained what it is, they look for the on/off switch and what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed a visit. The museum is well arranged and informative. Although small you come away well informed about the history of jewellery in the area. The tour is well worth the money. Lasts about 45 mins and you see the tools of the trade and how they were used in a well preserved workshop setting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They preserve some of the tools and machinery so well! Even those book-keeping and various tools that you could find in the olden days! =) it was really an eye opener for me, but hope that the guide could do a bries introduction of some people/workers that she mentioned in the workshop (which was a little confusing as my history... More

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Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enter a Time Capsule..and Enjoy...Time has stood Still.. Take Advantage...it is there for you to learn.....

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fascinating glimpse into our industrial past as manufactories grew out of the back of houses, this area used to buzz with work and still has a number of jewellery shops. The tour to the 'factory floor' is enlightening and the staff bring the past to life, the shop has a good selection of gifts with a wide range of prices.

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Rugby
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Although this museum is a little off the beaten track it is well worth the effort. Reasonable admission price, guided tour, amazing artefacts and even a freebie or two. A tribute to days gone by and the amazing people of Birmingham.

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