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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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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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Great Staff & loads to see

A great insight into Birmingham's past and hands on for children. Wide collection of art work. Very helpful staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great insight into Birmingham's past and hands on for children. Wide collection of art work. Very helpful staff.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't miss the building in the city centre it's huge & very spacious inside.A great read on the history of B'ham that i had to go back twice to finish reading & listening to all the locals chat on the standing booths provided, very interesting that i spent most my time sitting on the floor to hear all of them... More 

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

I have visited many times over the years and have always found it fascinating. There are many different exhibitions, my favourite is the Egyptian where there are actual mummies as well as many artefacts. The Edwardian Tearoom is well worth a visit .

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

10 of us went initially for a snack & a drink to see the Tea Rooms. 8 of the 10 were from Italy on holiday, they were very impressed with the Tea Room drinks and cakes. Afterwards we all went round and saw the pictures and other exhibits. All were very impressed with the whole of the museum.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It an great and interesting place. it has many artwork, prints and history stuffs. There also stuffs to know about Birmingham.

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

placed in the heart of Birmingham City, provide a lot information about history and art, complete with interactive tools for kids (also adult) that help to understand all content. A very intriguing museum that not to be missed when visit Birmingham.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Often meet friends here for a tea and a catch up. Often there are guitarists playing. Activities for children as well as beautiful exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went quite late on a Saturday afternoon when it was fairly quiet. I thought the building was just as fantastic as the collections. Just loved the quirky perspective painting near the main entrance, the silver collection and the awesome hall with the glass roof. We had refreshments in the fabulous Edwardian Tearooms - what a lovely space. I wish... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a vast place. So many paintings and works of art to see and lots of displays such as The Staffordshire Hoard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the museum to see The Staffordshire Hoard and had to resist stopping at many other exhibits as our time was limited. The Hoard exceeded our expectations. We knew it dated from 1400 years ago but had no idea of the intricacies in the pieces. A lot of the exhibits were taken from swords and bent but the... More 

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