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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Neighborhood: Ladywood
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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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A Gem in a time warp!

Fascinating history behind this establishment. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and demonstrated how various jobs were carried out. Very little seating availalable on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum with helpful staff. A fascinating insight into the manual manufacturing process before mass production

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The £4 (concession) fee included a look around the museum and a guided tour of the factory which lasted around two hours. The young lady who took us round was very informative and gave an interesting commentary plus a couple of demonstrations on the old machinery. We had a sandwich and a pot of tea in the small teashop.

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

A trip back in time lots of information as to the running of the company, Well worth the visit and it was free what more can you ask

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum in itself is quite interesting but with the guided tour it was absolutely top-notch. Our guide told us a lot of interesting things about the family that once owned the factory and workers as well. It all came to life and she even demonstrated some of the procedures and operated soem of the machinery. I can really recommend... More 

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birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We paid £5 each to visit the museum which included entry into the self-guided part of the museum and the guided tour around the jewellery factory. The self-guided part was interesting but the best part is getting to see the factory. Its a real time capsule, you actually get the feel that everyone just down-tooled and left! Unfortunately we didn't... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I don't always like museums where you have to go on a tour in order to look round, but the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is well worth a visit. The temporary exhibition space and permanent galleries are interesting and well laid out, but the real reason to come here is to look round the old Smith and Pepper jewellery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Excuse the pun but that really does sum up the museum. We paid our £4 each for admission (that's the OAP rate) and wandered round a couple of small but reasonably interesting floors while waiting for our guided tour of the old Smith & Pepper factory. And it was absolutely fascinating. As other reviews have said, the place is a... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

It's as if the workers had just clocked off! Incredible place and a great demonstration by Rupert too. Highly recommended!

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