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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 #10 of 200 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An insight into the hard graft that used to go into jewellery and why it was only for those who had lots of money. Lots to see and take in, felt like a good value tour where you were encouraged to ask questions. Shop has lots of independent jewellery makers work on display and for sale; beautiful stuff and most... More

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Ashbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Step back in time to see a commercial jewellery manufacturer before the intervention of health and safety. Guided tours on the hour by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, and a small but useful cafe. A surprising find and highly recommended.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited this museum. At first, the galleries to which visitors are directed, seemed a little sparse and unimpressive, though there were some interesting aspects (such as the blocks you can line up to create a hallmark). However, once the guided tour of the museum began, I was whisked away, back in time,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I've loved this museum since it first opened and each visit seems better than the last. It is brought alive by the quality of the enthusiastic, well trained, informative guides, who also demonstrate the techniques used here in jewellery making right up until, amazingly, 1981. As nothing ever changed here, and the owners walked away leaving everything but gold in... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Astonishing that this factory operated for 60 or so years, and then stopped within a week in 1981. We see it as it was then, and are shown how and where the employees worked.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Located in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter the museum is well worth a visit. Locked in time the factory, around which the museum is created, has a fascination for visitors of all ages. From the practical demonstrations of the jewellers' skills to the descriptions of the working practices and conditions they were subjected to, the workshops were brought to... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a great time here, they went out their way for the children too, doing special back packs with activities in to keep them interested on the tour. Jewellery in shop was very reasonable too. My husband bought me a beautiful necklace, which I love. Fascinating to see and read about it. Definitely recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited this museum on the first Saturday of the month - and by chance got a free factory tour. The tour is by timed ticket, so numbers are limited. The tour is through an old jewellery factory, frozen in time between the 1920's and 1970's and is absolutely fascinating. Maggie the guide was knowledgeable informative and made the tour very... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Super museum because it is actually in the workshops. Time has stood still and it is exactly as it would have been when the workers arrived for their shift. The tour is interesting and informative I can really recommend a visit

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A jewellery factory stuck in time. Museum rooms lack imagination, and the factory is just an old (but very complete) factory, but it was brought alive by great staff on the tour. One BEWARE most parking nearby is limited to 2 hours. The tour takes over an hour and you cannot pre-book. If a coach tour group shows up you... More

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