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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Address: 75 - 80 Vyse St | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England (Ladywood)
Phone Number: 44-121-554-3598
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Ranked #7 of 168 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Neighborhoods, Specialty Museums, Other, Museums
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery...
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Type: History Museums, Neighborhoods, Specialty Museums, Other, Museums
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our guide was brilliant despite having disruptive children in thr group. Visited 12 years ago and well worth a revisit

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Rayleigh, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a real look into the past and how the trade was run, guide was friendly and knowledgeable, you can buy locally made jewelry at reasonable price in their shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter was a very interesting experience. As well as the galleries about the Jewellery Quarter, there is an absolutely fascinating original factory at the rear of the museum, where with a guide (he or she) who gives a very good experience of the Smith and Pepper factory, through live demonstrations. Absolutely fantastic - you don't... More 

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We are fortunate indeed to have this factory to visit. When the elderly sibling owners tried to sell the business there were no buyers – hardly surprising since inside the factory it was still the 1930s. So they just shut up shop and walked away. Which means that we have an opportunity to see what conditions were like in a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visited here not knowing what it would be like so when to have a look. There is much explained about the history of the Jewellery Quarter, which is mind boggling and makes you proud to be a Brumie! There is a surprisingly high quality of craftwork on display and it is not to be missed. A good gift/souvenir shop... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had a very interesting guided tour here. Very informative. Was even shown how they stamped gold and made shapes. Also very good displays. Little shop and cafe here too. Well worth a visit

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

If you visit Birmingham you really should take the guided tour at the Museum. It costs £5 and is well worth it. The factory is an absolute gem, a real step back in time and exceptionally well commentated by our guide Jessica. For me, the end was just brilliant as Jessica told us about the Mizpah bracelets and brooches. This... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is set in a closed down jewellery farm that is very well preserved. Our tour guide - a volunteer at the museum - was very friendly, knowledgeable and was able to really make the experience come to life, even with some practical examples of the jeweller's work. The museum is not so easy to spot, but it's well... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A lovely time capsule, unchanged since the early years of the last century. The £5 cost of the guided tour is a bargain and the young lady attendant is helpful and knowledgeable. Nice cafe too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

With my wife touring her childhood memories came across the museum by chance. This is not to be missed, all as it was left by t he owners, won't add to that so I do not spoil things, go and see for yourself.

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