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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
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+44 121 780 4141
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great exhibition venue

Having been a publicity manager during my working years and having been an exhibitor at a number of exhibitions over the years (including the 4th ever exhibition nearly 40 years... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob-Elizabeth
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Worcestershire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some good stands from sellers oval section was good especially the autograss cars but show is getting smaller and smaller each year but prices climb even parking

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3 Thank Michael B
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on Thursday for the autosport show and it was amazing there was every vehicle that I could think of on show ad also lots of freebies went to the live show which was amazing and a must do if you go to this show will definitely be going next year

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1 Thank lloyd b
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great exhibition venue. Busy restaurant (good selection of food) bit pricy but always hot. Extremely accessible, plenty of parking, free shuttle busses running between the car park and the railway station. But on the downside the Craft Show is an expensive venue to visit particularly as the majority of crafters are senior citizens.

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Thank Anne W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the NEC, as it's so easy to get to, either by car, plenty of car parking and free transfers to the centre or by train taking you right into the NEC. Lots of eating places around the centre or in the exhibition itself. We go for the Caravan and Motorhome show, plenty of stalls and exhibitors..... More 

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1 Thank Caddies104
Worcestershire
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been a publicity manager during my working years and having been an exhibitor at a number of exhibitions over the years (including the 4th ever exhibition nearly 40 years ago), as well as visitor, I think that the NEC has many plus points. The proximity of the Railway Station and Airport as well as the extensive motorway network and... More 

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Thank Bob-Elizabeth
Beoley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here a few weeks ago for the Warley Show, the largest model railway exhibition in Britain and probably also Europe. The NEC is a great venue for anyone of any age with any interest. I came by train and it was as quick, easy signposted route from the platforms. The staff I spoke to were friendly, but they... More 

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Thank Flying_Brummie
Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Education show. Such a huge place to navigate. Found my exhibition hall, which was well catered after entry. Outside the hall entrance is lots of food outlets and newsagents too. Great connections from train station to exhibition halls. Parking charge on the higher side of reasonable. Regular buses from the car park mean you can avoid the... More 

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Thank MrsBsTravels
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NEC is a large complex hosting a huge variety of venues and shows but unfortunately this is let down by the huge costs that follows. ample parking at a inflated price of £12.00. Cost on door to some of these venues are also over-priced and bringing down then number of visitors and some high named exhibitiors. living in Birmingham... More 

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Thank Sue T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
196 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue, great service. The walkways leading to our hall were impeccably tidy and everywhere was thoroughly heated as was freezing cold outside.

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Thank Docmatt
Redditch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nec is an amazing venue and over thr years ive lived in birmingham ive been fortunate to visit to see many shows and events. Ive never reviewed the place though so here goes. Carparking is ample but cost seems very steep. Its now gone from £10 to £12 to park there. There are cash machines throughout the centre but... More 

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