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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8007
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 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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I love the pre raphaelite artists and so this was heaven for me....

If you have difficulty with the steps go around the corner and cross the road and you will see the lift which will take you into the main museum. It has such fascinating displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just an ordinary museum/gallery visit with nothing to commend it, but nothing to condemn it either. Some of the galleries seem under-lit, even when taking into account the need for low levels of lighting for conservation reasons. Good cafe though, with funky range of seating and good food.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have difficulty with the steps go around the corner and cross the road and you will see the lift which will take you into the main museum. It has such fascinating displays but the highlight for me was being able to see Proserpine by Dante Rossetti. I am not an arty person really but I find the pre... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've visited many art galleries - this has some excellent works on display and welcomes everyone - however the building work and the heat made it a quite unpleasant visit. So so hot (obviously no air con given the age of the building ) but this really does impact on the enjoyment of the visit. There were fans on but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place alot to see and they now have automatic doors for pushchairs and wheelchair users kids there is alot to do and things to touch

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been going to this museum since I was a kid and now take my nieces and nephews there. It's a beautiful building and there's lots to see and do. There's quite a bit of interactive and hands on displays for kids and they often hold special events in the holidays for families. The restaurant is good also, with food... More 

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Thank deblovesthis
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting exhibits with friendly knowledgeable staff. A jewel well worth a visit. Followed a recommendation and we were pleased with it.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits are wonderful; a very good selection of many movements to take you through the art history timeline. As usual there was one family with screaming, uncontrolled children to ruin the atmoshphere. The staff are very tolerant of people who are disrespectful to others. At 4.47pm when still in the Roman room a member of staff came in, told... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went to see the Staffordshire horde and were not disappointed. The children were not interested in the other art etc, but the gold was fascinating! Beautiful building too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting artifacts and the kids really enjoyed exploring. The exhibits held the children's interest and we will have to come back again as the time quickly went.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are an art buff or an historian there is always plenty to see at this magnificent museum in the centre of Birmingham. One of the countries best collections of Pre Raphaelite paintings plus Constables. Turners etc. and if you are into Egyptology a great collection of items. Worth checking to see if there is a travelling exhibition on.

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