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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Address: 75-80 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8140
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great Collection of History

This museum may be on the small side, but there is a lot to see and a lot of information provided with the collections (it helps that you can fit a lot of small pieces into a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum may be on the small side, but there is a lot to see and a lot of information provided with the collections (it helps that you can fit a lot of small pieces into a regular sized case). I could not take the tour for the sake of time (I was only in Birmingham one day and tried... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an absolute gem of a place if you like or are remotely interested in social history and real people. Our guide was a font of knowledge, stories and observation that made trhe place come alive. Well worth £7.

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1 Thank Ian W
Brisbane
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gallery was 6 pound and was very small and uninteresting compared to coffin works, pen museum, birmingham museum and library. Maybe its just not my thing but just thought 6 pound was a bit rich for what you see. The pen museum was 2 pound and you get to make a pen head to take home and volunteers also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived just as a tour was starting so they shuffled me straight upstairs to join it. So glad I did. Really informative and utterly fascinating to see how the business worked, what they did and how they made it.

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1 Thank bramblesici
West Midlands
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only allowed a couple of hours for our visit and I think we need to go back again as the time just flew by. We booked on to the 3:15pm tour which lasted just over 45 minutes. Our guide gave us interesting facts not only about about the family who owned the factory but demonstrated some of the machinery... More 

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1 Thank TheDudleyDuo
Warwickshire
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a fabulous museum and a wonderful guide. I don't think the museum by itself is worth the visit but for the extra £1 the tour of the old factory was absolutely brilliant and to hear and be shown how people worked there was really worthwhile. The guide really made the place come alive again with stories and demonstrations of... More 

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1 Thank AmikaTanworth
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is located in the Jewellery Quarter and run by volunteers. It is fascinating and the guides are really knowledgeable about the way these small businesses were run and have some great stories to tell. Kids as well as pensioners will love the place.

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1 Thank Ali R
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 hours here, the tour was great giving a very personal insight to the history of this family jewelers and this re-generated area of the city. Worth a visit.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real feeling of stepping back in time. The guided tour really makes the building come back to life.

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1 Thank carrie163
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant find. Debbie our tour guide was both entertaining and informative. Allow a couple of hours for the tour, galleries and shop. A factory frozen in time and a really interesting insight into the Jewellery Quarter.

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