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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Address: University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
Phone Number: 44-121-414-7333
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Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of...

Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.

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A hidden gem

So you have a couple of hours to fill in? The Barber Institute will satisfy all you emotions as a first class smallish art gallery with some delightful paintings as well as often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So you have a couple of hours to fill in? The Barber Institute will satisfy all you emotions as a first class smallish art gallery with some delightful paintings as well as often changed exhibitions. Those who patrol the galleries can give you information about the painting if you ask for it. There is also a bookshop from which you... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small gallery is in a lovely little building and set amongst the grounds of the University campus. I came here with an Australian friend who is not a massive art fan, but was very excited to discover a piece by Toulouse Lautrec. There are many beautiful works of art in this small gallery. The setting creates a wonderful atmosphere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful worth-visiting art museum. Its collection includes pieces by renowned artists such as Van Dyck, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, among several others.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered down to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts as we were in the area and was very pleasantly surprised. Some very famous artists on display and although not a huge collection spent an enjoyable hour looking around. The places a little gem just outside the city centre.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting selection of paintings though we found the galler y difficult to locate so make sure you've worked out your route before you set off.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often pop in here having come off the train from the university birminghsm. Always different exhibitions and sometimes free concerts . Good loos but sparse catering . In fact catering nesr by not good free and well worth an hour of your time

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you are an art lover and happen to be in Birmingham, you probably know the Barber. If not: make a detour and visit. It's worthwhile. It's a relatively small collection with some amazing paintings by masters such as Rubens, Murillo, Pellegrini, Strozzi, Gossa(e)rt. All represented by masterpieces. What a delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit if you fancy a relaxing spell of culture. Interesting work, serve yourself to hot drinks and possibly shop a little. Easy to find on campus off Edgbaston Park Road with a car park close to hand. We paid a visit before heading to Winterbourne Gardens and enjoyed a lovely Fathers day treat.

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Wychbold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings amongst others and various artefacts. Well worth a visit. Located within Birmingham University, it is easily accessible from the city centre and Junction 4 of the M5 motorway. And entrance is free!

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is brilliant gallery, well worth a visit if you love art, there are regular different exhibitions but their own collection is superb. lots of things for children as well.

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