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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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Lovely little museum and factory tour

The museum illustrates the history of jewellery making in this part of Birmingham. Not particularly large - so on its own would be quite expensive - but with the factory tour, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The museum illustrates the history of jewellery making in this part of Birmingham. Not particularly large - so on its own would be quite expensive - but with the factory tour, it is well worth the time and money. What really made the visit was a guided tour of the old jewellery workshop. Our guide was knowledgeable, clear and helpful.... More 

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

So glad we did this, very interesting, great guide who made it fun and interesting. Nice history of a Family company who unfortunately no longer are in business but great that it was preserved for us to learn about how the area operated and came about. Definitely worth a visit cost £7 well worth it.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a real insight in to a world that has changed dramatically in a relatively short space of time. The guided tour takes you around a factory that closed only in 1981, and shows how little things had changed since its founding around 1900. The guide, Rupert, was excellent and created vivid images of what life was like in... More 

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Stratford upon Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited here yesterday for my 60th birthday & it was fascinating. Rupert, the guide, was knowledgable & funny & didn't rush the tour at all. I would definitely recommend a visit here & I already have to family & friends!!! Thank you!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a fantastic day out, the owners just locked the doors and walked away and it was left untouched for decades. This is walking back in time. You get a real insight into how people used to work in the jewellery trade.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I busted this place where guide who told the history about the are and how this museum once was a good workshop and how people worked there. You can have a go yourself as well

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A hidden little (don't say gem, nugget, diamond etc. etc...). Really very good and enlightening and traditional. A really great introduction to the life and industry of this part of the city. Make sure that you incinerate your overall to get the dust out after... Very special and well worth the visit. Many thanks

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A real time capsule experience offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. When Smith & Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm announced their retirement in 1981 they simply ceased trading and locked the door. The intention was to return and wind things up but they never found the heart to do so. A remarkable museum, which makes... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Loads of history worth visiting or having lunch in the cafes. Best jwels in the county especially for diamonds and gold.

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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an absolutely amazing museum, a window to the past. We had visited in March 2013, when we found it by chance, but it was no burden to visit with friends for a second time. It is like a real window on what it was like in 19/20th century industrial Birmingham. The fact that it never changed, which caused... More 

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