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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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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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Fascinating tour

The exhibition spaces themselves are fairly small, but the highlight of the visit was a really interesting tour of the factory, left more or less intact as it was when it closed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibition spaces themselves are fairly small, but the highlight of the visit was a really interesting tour of the factory, left more or less intact as it was when it closed in, I think, the 1970s.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This a pleasant two hour visit in central Birmingham. It offers two galleries showing history of the Quarter and history of the raw materials used. There is then a guided tour of an original jewellery workshop and demonstrations of craft working. The original owners just closed the doors and walked away leaving the workshop in situ. You can see the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A really interesting tour given by a very informative guide. All ages were on our trip, from small children to pensioners and all were entertained. We learned so much about conditions in the factory. A real time capsule.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The museum was a jewellery making firm and has been left as it was when it closed down in the 60's. This enabled us to gain an insight into the working lives of the owners and staff as well as the jewellery making process

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

Very well kept museum with its originality in place. Guided tour is recommended with a fee of around 7gbp per person. You'll be familiarised with old jewellers machines and left you thinking at how amazing things work back in those days with no computer system!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The core of the museum is a factory that made jewellery. Its a time warp with everything left just as it was when it closed in the early 1980s. From the office to the machine shops, everything is there. The guide tells a fascinating story about the people who owned and worked in the factory. He also demonstrates the machines... More 

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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I lived in B'ham for over thirty years until 2004. Now retired to the Cotswolds, on a recent family visit my daughter and I went to the Birmingham Jewellery quarter for the first time. We went to the Museum just as a tour was starting. With our knowledgeable guide we were transported back to the days when the building was... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I am a student of jewellery making but you don't need to be to enjoy visiting this amazing museum. It is history encapsulated - a little pocket of time that has been preserved in all its detail. When the owners of this jewellery manufactory, which had started life as two back-to-back houses, decided that they could no longer run the... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Seemed greatly expanded since my last visit a few years ago. We only had time to do the guided tour - excellent guide made it well worthwhile. An interesting and unusual museum.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A surprisingly interesting visit to a jewellers left as it was when it closed in the early both century. The guides are really entertaining and make the visit most enjoyable.

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