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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
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+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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There always seems to be something new to see and even in areas visited previously I find new treasures. It's free but please can I urge you to leave a donation to help keep this... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

There always seems to be something new to see and even in areas visited previously I find new treasures. It's free but please can I urge you to leave a donation to help keep this excellent resource alive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some interesting pieces around the history of Birmingham and History in general, we didn't get chance to look around the whole of the museum as it was close to closing but for a free attraction during half term it was well worth the visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited today with 3 children for the Buried History workshop. It was fantastic, really interactive and great value for money. So nice to be able to do something affordable as school holiday activities can be costly. Once we'd done the workshop we had some time to look around the museum, really well laid out with loads to explore. Will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had no intention of going to an art gallery but it was pouring with rain so we called in. WOW, we spent hours in there, and had a lovely lunch too. Well worth a visit and will go again, i am sure there are things we missed!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great venue for kids and adults. So much to see, and a great cafe. When we were there there was an awesome choir. Worth a visit or several!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice, we went through the whole place and saw so much great art, we went with another couple so the four of us really enjoyed this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is much bigger than anyone might think! It is not only dedicated to the history of Birmingham and the Black country but also there are exhibits like Ancient Egypt and the Romans. It is definitely a must-see when in Birmingham. As stated in the title, you will require a good couple of hours to see it in its... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Some of the best pre Raphalites in Bham and the restaurant / cafe is excellent ! Some beautiful glass and paintings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great visit today - fab idea getting my Pokémon mad son round the museum and lots of interesting exhibits that can be explored by kids hands which is great. Definitely not a dusty musty old museum here! Saw the Staffordshire hoard today too which was an unexpected bonus. All for free too, tho we donated money as we left.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited after wanting to for a long time as never get round to it when visiting daughter at university. Really interesting and interactive displays which we enjoyed. Saw a lot in a few hours but a lot more to see so will definitely be back. And it's all free like most of our great museums!

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