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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England (Ladywood)
44-121-554-3598
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Ranked #9 of 203 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Neighborhoods, History Museums
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Really and truly and excellent insight to how jewellery was made in this factory that is frozen in time. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely trip around the Smith and Pepper factory with our guide Ruth. It was really quite fascinating to see the building as it was, and how things were made as well as the conditions people worked in until remarkably recently. I wasn't expecting to see the tools in action but we were shown how the gas was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely hour on a tour yesterday. Carl was a fantastic tour guide. It was wonderful to see the equipment demonstrated. Clear to see how dangerous working in the workshop would have been. I took my mom who loved the office, as it reminded her of one of her first jobs not far from the quarter. The first world... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you want to see what a jewellery factory was like in the first half of the 20th century then this is the place for you. Entrance is by guided tour. Our young lady guide was informative, knowledgeable, interesting and easy to listen to. From her descriptions you could easily imagine what a hive of activity it once was and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really interesting! Original workshop to look around belonging to former goldsmiths Smith and Pepper. Staff very knowledgeable. Good value for money.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The tour of the museum cost £4.00 & was worth every penny. We were taken round by a young volunteer who was very knowledgeable. The tour includes seeing a jewellery factory abandoned in the 1980's & has been left exactly as it was on the day the owners left. Fascinating & very enjoyable.

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Stamford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My friend and I were in the jewellery quarter looking for a little sparkly something to purchase and decided we would visit the museum. We were so glad we did! The museum is £5 for entry and you receive a guided tour of the abandoned jewellery factor which is pretty much as it was left in 1981 when the owners... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have lived in Birmingham most of my life; I was born here but had never visited the Jewellery Quarter of the city until today. My wife and I found its details on the iPad along with the directions. We arrived just in time to join a guided tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer Carl with experience of the jewellery... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We didn't plan on going here, but had heard great things but fate intervened and we turned up and bonus the museum and tour are free on a Saturday. The museum itself is full of fascinating artefacts and a great story behind the heritage of the jewellery quarter, but the tour was the main attraction, our tour guide Suzie was... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited with my daughter who is studying Silversmithing. She loved it as did the rest of the party - very interesting and Jessica was an excellent guide.

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