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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 #10 of 206 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Our guide was informative and enthusiastic. The museum is a time capsule with jaw dropping disregard for health and safety from original owners. The exhibits were comprehensive and interesting but not overly extensive. Well worth entrance fee. Tearoom provided welcome refreshment after 45min tour.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A small museum but Interesting. £5 admission fee but this does include a tour of the Smith and Pepper factory. A veritable1920's time capsule of a gold jewellery factory. The tour last for one hour and is a real insight into working conditions. Very enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. We both enjoyed the tour very much. The cafe is clean reasonably... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Do the tour. It's full of interesting insights into jewellery making in the last 100 years. And the factory is un disturbed, fascinating.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Staff were rude and unhelpful and very pushy, trying to get us to buy extras. Very awkward atmosphere and over priced for a small tour.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The Jewellery Quarter is vibrant and ever-developing part of Birmingham, easily accessible by train or tram. The station is right in the heart of the quarter and spills you out into the rows of jewellery shops and manufacturers. The Museum is but a short walk (5 mins) away, though you may find it takes you longer because the glittering array... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This building was left as it is today, tools and equipment just as if the workers have gone home for the night, it is so interesting, a must visit.

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we had intended to come here and got caught in the rain. very interesting museum with some fascinating facts about the history.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Really and truly and excellent insight to how jewellery was made in this factory that is frozen in time. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a lovely trip around the Smith and Pepper factory with our guide Ruth. It was really quite fascinating to see the building as it was, and how things were made as well as the conditions people worked in until remarkably recently. I wasn't expecting to see the tools in action but we were shown how the gas was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Spent a lovely hour on a tour yesterday. Carl was a fantastic tour guide. It was wonderful to see the equipment demonstrated. Clear to see how dangerous working in the workshop would have been. I took my mom who loved the office, as it reminded her of one of her first jobs not far from the quarter. The first world... More

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