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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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Art and History combined

The building holds both the art gallery and Museum which blend together seamlessly. We spent 6 hours viewing the exhibits. They link the exhibits to Birmingham and its interaction... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
stewrat222
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Museum and Art Gallery mid week, superb visit but in need of refreshment. Headed for Edwardian tea room. Sister ordered her usual cappuccino and me my usual pot of tea for one. This was the first time ever that I had paid more for tea than coffee! Not much of a difference between regular and large coffee. Tea was... More 

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

The building holds both the art gallery and Museum which blend together seamlessly. We spent 6 hours viewing the exhibits. They link the exhibits to Birmingham and its interaction with the rest of the world. They have a magnificent collection of Pre-Raphaelite works, and an explanation of why the City had grown so large because of th absence of Guilds

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

Great free art gallery showing plenty of Pre-Raphaelite pictures on permanent display, with some real gems. Always a favourite haunt esp when they have special works and themes on display. Lovely tea rooms too and a well stocked gift shop! Lockers available near main reception desk on the first floor. Staffordshire Gold Hoard is fantastic too, loads of pieces on... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a huge gallery with a lot of exhibitions. Be prepared to spend some hours there. There is an area dedicated to kids. Free entry.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite the works going on around it we found the entrance easily. free entry . beautiful building, well organised displays, lots of information, well signed so you don't get lost easily, It was set up for all abilities and ages and was hence extremely informative. the staff were friendly, informative and polite. there was too much to look at in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we last visited Birmingham, the weather was not great, so went to the Museum. What a great time we had, experiencing facts of old & new. Spent many hours in there and wish to return.

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Thank Mal167
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful old building with a lot of educational art work and other bits and bobs to learn about. Good for kids and adults as well. When we went there was no entry price just a contribution which is not obligatory.

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Thank Sammy D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fabulous way to spend more than a couple of hours, the exhibitions were both challenging and engaging, our story. The Edwardian tea rooms an absolute must

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

A lovely spacious venue, even in the school holidays. Marvellous pre- Raphaelite works, shown in a peaceful and cool setting. Lots to interest the family and special exhibitions in the nearby Gas Hall are great. Good but prices restaurant/cafe. Free entry to the museum, of course.

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Thank Mary W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited B'ham Museum & Art Gallery for the first time during recent holiday to England. I was very surprised and impressed by both the variety of exhibits and the actual architecture of the building. There's a great section on the history of Birmingham with very interesting and well displayed exibits. The Staffordshire Hoard is a must see ... especially the... More 

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