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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Neighborhood: Ladywood
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Address: 75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number: 44-121-554-3598
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Activities: Nightlife, Dining
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 genuine time capsule

It's just like stepping back in time. The museum is a preserved factory and is just as it was left when it closed. A very informative guide, with many tales of some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
TallBloke68
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It's just like stepping back in time. The museum is a preserved factory and is just as it was left when it closed. A very informative guide, with many tales of some of the personalities who worked in the factory. Excellent visit, highly recommended.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My first job after leaving school was working in an independent jewellery shop for 12 years. I loved this job but had to move on to better myself. This was a perfect trip organised by my auntie. I had no idea what to expect but I found it very interesting and definitely worth a visit. The tour was very informative... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A fascinating museum which was really enhanced by our tour guide, Rupert, who was very knowledgeable, friendly and amusing. The museum is a real time capsule with interesting exhibits and shop. The cafe is good too. All the staff appeared to enjoy their work - a really good buzz!

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Carshalton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Informative and interesting guide for our tour which lasted for one hour. We learnt so much! We were shown how jewellery was made to order and the efficient workings of the factory whilst in production. We booked in advance £5 per person entrance fee. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went on a whim with no expectations and we were pleasantly surprised! I am not usually a fan of going on tours - I prefer to go at my own pace and I can pick out the things I am interested in! I wasn't looking forward to the guided tour - but it exceeded all of my expectations! The... More 

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Whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great little visit and because the factory had never been emptied when it closed down it is full of artefacts

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very interesting showed you how the ink pen nibs where made and how the hand presses where used, they also have a collection of old telephones, there is plenty for the young children to have a go at

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting place. Full of history. Workshop arranged as they used to be. Give a lot of insight and sobering idea of what worklife then was. Was not that keen on going originally. Was so good, thinking of going again one day

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really interesting.make sure you go on the tour. By a fluke one of the Smith family were there on the day from New Zealand and added a little colour. It is a time capsule. Cafe good and staff very friendly.l nipped to the model shop across the road _ a rarity and treat in itself and by the time I... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really enjoyable visit to a great little museum. The guided tour around the old Smith and Pepper jewellery workshop was very informative and like stepping back in time. Its amazing that it only closed in 1981. Good value for money and feels much more 'hands on' than a lot of other places.

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