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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but perfectly formed

What an astonishing place, a wonderful collection of art. At every turn a Gainsborough, Degas, Van... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Perfect Peace.

Usually visit for the free lunchtime concerts, but always call in when passing - just to breathe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul C
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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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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an astonishing place, a wonderful collection of art. At every turn a Gainsborough, Degas, Van Gough, too many to list.

Thank MarkDLeicester
Reviewed 3 days ago

Usually visit for the free lunchtime concerts, but always call in when passing - just to breathe and relax. Excellent galleries and temporary exhibitions - worth any effort to get there (parking is a nightmare but please don't be put off, just plan).

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little slice of heaven, well worth the extra travel out of the city. A world class collection featuring Rembrandt, Manet, Van Gogh and Rossetti - just to name a few! I love it here, it's cool and quiet and peaceful, but...More

Thank TimeToTravelGirlUK
Reviewed July 16, 2018

During #windrush70 we rushed about from venue to venue, singing dancing, eating, giving and getting information, praising. A debate was held in this venue between 'scholars' We listened and then questioned the speakers. It was refreshing to hear them. The venue is in a historical...More

Thank shirleypc
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Wonderful to visit,a Gem of an art gallery,peaceful and quiet where you can look to your hearts content,Take your pens and pencils or paints sit down(they will give you a seat to sit on ) start your own Rembrandt Etc and enjoy! Simple! The staff...More

Thank Bovrat
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a guided tour as part of a University Open Day and it was excellent. This is not a huge gallery though bigger than I anticipated with some 160 works on display from Renaissance up to modern day. Beautifully displayed in a fabulous building...More

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Barber_Institute1, Communications and Marketing Manager at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and tour – and thanks for helpfully flagging up for visitors the ease with which you can get to the Barber from the city centre. We hope you'll return!

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Excellent small art gallery, free but donations welcome, with an eclectic and fascinating collection, plus changing temoprary exhibitions. Small enough that you don't get "Museumed out" and plenty of places to sit and ponder.

Thank GoodLifeForMe
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Don't be put off going just because its not in the centre this is a great collection. Take the train from New Street station (Grand Central) only two stops to University station. Or take any bus that goes down the Bristol Road to Selly Oak....More

Thank olivelover
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Wow , brilliant Art Deco building. Wonderful collection of paintings in a totally quiet setting. Went on a Friday afternoon....and almost no other people. Also concert hall ..but just looked at paintings and coins. Free admission. Totally amazing

Thank peeler2016
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Fairly small museum on University grounds but beautiful masterpieces. But if a drag finding/getting bus there and badly signposted when you arrive but worth it for all that

Thank Jerry O
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