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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 780 4141
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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2016 Quilt Festival

The Nec has 20 halls and the Quilt Festival is on 3 of them. It is well connected with the city centre and the airport, offers a good choice of places where to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Drilla776
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Udine, Italy
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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Nec has 20 halls and the Quilt Festival is on 3 of them. It is well connected with the city centre and the airport, offers a good choice of places where to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to having our own business, we often need to attend trade shows to catch up with suppliers and find new ones. The trade events always appear very well organised, from car parking to well displayed information. These events can be very busy but the whole place always appears calm and this makes it an enjoyable experience.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spring and Autumn the NEC hosts the national wedding show, as an exhibitor, I Han highly recommend a visit. It's packed with everything you could need for your big day. Come and see us simply flowers, you'll find us by the cat walk

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent event for anyone interested in patchwork and quilting.Exhibitors were from all parts of the UK, but also from other parts of the world. Visitors were also from many different countries. Fabulous work was on show. I was blown away by the Magna Carts display. Plenty of places to eat, rest and refresh. Wear comfortable footwear as it stretches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham was as always fabulous. The staff (from bus drivers to toilet attendants) work so hard. Are always friendly and helpful. The whole place is well run and organised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good access from motorway, planes and trains. 20 halls and other rooms. Lots of hotels near by and plenty of parking.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

went here with my sister parking is easy lodes of staff about to ask for help ect.. lodes of places to eat.. it's a must go at Christmas

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for exhibitions, great location next to Int'l train station and airport, great services.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I have been regular visitors to the NEC quilt show for years. We have always been impressed by the organisation of the biggest annual quilt show outside of the US. This recent show dissapointed us somewhat in its organisation. Bearing in mind that thousands of visitors from the UK and worldwide attend, there was only 5 cashiers... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a winner every time. Whatever show or exhibition you are visiting this is a really great venue. Never been disappointed yet even if we grumble about the £12 for car parking, but the shuttle bus is a real boon.

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