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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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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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This was like walking back in time, though only to 1981. Our guide took us on this small jewellery factory, that had closed its door leaving everything in place. All the records... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was like walking back in time, though only to 1981. Our guide took us on this small jewellery factory, that had closed its door leaving everything in place. All the records, tools used by the workers. Gave an insight into the working conditions & practices of the workers in the making of jewellery. Fascinating - well worth a visit.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A fascinating time capsule, enhanced by the knowledgeable and entertaining guide - well worth a visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My family history revealed a connection to jewellery making in Birmingham so this was a great place to visit to see how jewellery was made in the past. the tour leader was entertaining and did some demonstrations to show how the equipment was used and the jewellery was made. in the heart of the jewellery quarter so shopping possibilities near... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This caught my eye when looking at attractions in Birmingham on trip advisor site - and it didn't disappoint! The guide was relaxed and very informative without being too technical - and the actual Smith and Pepper factory was amazing - you felt the workers might appear any minute and sit down at their bench and start work. Well done... More 

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Flintshire, North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit. Interesting and different. Really great and enthusiastic staff who really bring the history of the museum to life.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was fascinating to see the workshops as they were on the day the business closed. Her detailed knowledge of the family, staff, working practices etc. added to the enjoyment, as did her demonstrations of the actual tasks carried out by the workforce. We also visited the tearooms,... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Me and my Mam arrived here 40mins before closing time and we didn't know there was a £6 fee to visit. As the tours were finished, we were allowed to have a look around the two floors if we made a donation on the way out. We spent about 20mins having a quick look as we didn't think there was... More 

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exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

another brum museum of great interest.....great tour, little stories about former staff's foibles...perfect workshop as left when they downed tools and the business closed....

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fascinating history behind this establishment. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and demonstrated how various jobs were carried out. Very little seating availalable on the tour, which can be a bit hard on the feet, but enjoyable and informative. Good gift shop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed this, it was an insightful look at practices of a by gone era, would recommend it, but please tone down the attempts at humour, that made our teeth grate. The story has enough depth without denigrating it with poor humour. I recommend this tour

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