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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
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Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian...

From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past.

Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard.

Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.

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Museum and art gallery

Lovely place to visit,with stunning art collection especially if you.love pre raphaelite paintings. The displays in museum are well done and it is good for all sorts of age groups

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit,with stunning art collection especially if you.love pre raphaelite paintings. The displays in museum are well done and it is good for all sorts of age groups

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must visit the Museum & Art Gallery, even if its only to the Edwardian Tea Rooms for a rest from exploring Birmingham. If you only have limited time to spare for the exhibition themselves, make a point of viewing the Saxon Hoard exhibition. Amazing craftsmanship from 6th & 7th century. There should be something for everyone, and it's an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is right beside the Victoria square, it is a very large extra beautiful old building, contains some art galleries, old and modern, the old and contemporary history of the city of Birmingham, and some glimpses of old civilizations of the old times across the world!! yes all of this for free!! I liked many sections and indeed it needed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entry was free. Plenty of stuff to see. Really worths a visit. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommended. On the downside the lighting at the painting rooms was poor which is a big pity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is impressive and the staff welcoming and helpful. Entry is free. The Pre-Raphaelite art is stunning with examples of the work of a range of painters in addition to local boy, Edward Burne-Jones. I particularly liked the gallery with examples of all the arts which flourished in Birmingham and the area in the Industrial Revolution: ceramics, silver, metalwork,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the museum and art gallery with some friends and there is a great collection of things to look at and engage with. We visited for a couple of hours but you can visit for as long or as short as you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visit splendid place regularly in the course of the year, sometimes to show a friend around, or attend on of the marvellous exhibitions. The architecture alone is worth a view, then you have the Bourne-Jones Preraphelits and the Staffordshire Hoard with a liberal dose of Birminghams rich cultural diversity makes this one of the most important Small Museums in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Arts and Crafts exhibits, also the Staffordshire Hoard and the current exhibition about Birmingham: its people, its history which I thought would be very appropriate for school children visits as interesting questions were posed about the featured items and stories. I found that throughout the Museum & Art Gallery the accompanying labels had just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit and child friendly! Having two kids with me and taking them to a museum I was somewhat spectacle. However, there's plenty of little quirks around the museum to keep the little ones entertained...such as a toy kitchen & wind up shops. My daughter, who's 5 loved it and wasn't bored at all. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went primarily to see the Staffordshire Hoard. We were very impressed and particularly with the innovative and engaging presentation. Were surprise to enjoy the other plentiful exhibits so much, especially the Birmingham history on the 3rd floor.

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