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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Address: 75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8140
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an...

Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry.

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bella 70

this museum is just amazing........our guide was very knowledgeable......he made it so interesting.........the exhibition was good....the shops sells beautiful jewellery

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this museum is just amazing........our guide was very knowledgeable......he made it so interesting.........the exhibition was good....the shops sells beautiful jewellery

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Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit! Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice visit here. Interesting local history and beautiful jewellery. Also live carol singing! There's a nice coffee shop too.

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Thank Sophie K
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. Our Christmas event is one of our favourite days of the year - just the thing to get into the festive mood! We hope to welcome you back to the site again soon. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Warwickshire
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very well constructed and informative tour. Very interesting to see the conditions in the old jewellery wokshops. The guides at the museum enjoy telling the tales of days gone by. Worth a visit.

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Thank Heraldman
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this lovely review. Our guides are really passionate about the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and I'm glad that it cam across in your tour! Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my father there one day during one of his visit. Was very happily surprised and interested of how such a little place gave a nice vision on one aspect of Birmingham's history

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Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this lovely review - we were really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit! Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting place to visit. Enjoyed an hour or so in the company of our guide Deborah. She made the factory come alive with her knowledge of its past. Would highly recommend a visit there.

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Thank SuzieHar
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. Deborah's family connection to the Jewellery Quarter gives her a unique perspective which comes across in her brilliant tour! We hope to see you back at the museum in the future. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum consists of exhibitions and a well preserved historical jewelry factory. A guided tour is a must, so inform in advance when tours are taking place. There is also a shop. Teachers and students get a reduction, so make sure to show your teacher's or student card. Thursday and Friday are calmer days, according to staff, and guided tours... More 

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Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. Like you say, it is advisable to try to book a place on a tour before you arrive. However, we always try our best to accommodate everyone who comes to visit us, so don't hesitate to pop in if you are passing! Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a fascinating visit to the old factory, transformed into a museum of jewellery creation of a bygone age and charmingly illustrated by our enthusiastic guide who demonstrated the skills of the jewellery workers of a time long past but not forgotten. The factory is like a time capsule and you could almost see the ghosts... More 

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Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

We were really pleased to get your positive review, and to know that you enjoyed your tour. Our small team are very passionate about the stories of the family and workers of Smith & Pepper, and their ongoing research helps to bring the our collections to life. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the jewellery quarter in Sept. Had a great tour of the museum it was a good tour as an ex die sinker I understood a lot more than my pals ,it brought back many memories .well worth going to visit going to visit again with my adult children

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Thank Barry M
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this review on Trip Advisor. It's great to get the seal of approval from visitors involved in the associated trades. We look forward to welcoming you back to the site soon. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

Cheshire
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first shock was to see how big the jewelrey quarter of Birmingham was and still is. The Jewellery museum is set within the area and shows how the jewelry was made. The tour is with a guide who brought the who place to life .I will remember this museum for a very long time and strongly recommend a visit

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Thank PrestburySK
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. The Jewellery Quarter is still a thriving community with many jewellers' continuing with the metalworking traditions of the past. We try to reflect the past through our displays and tours, as well as supporting the designers of today with their displays in our shop. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

York
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting museum to visit but the female guide we had was less than inspiring. It's a time capsule.

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Thank kheastyorks
Rachel W, Manager at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive review, we were sorry to read that you did not find your tour engaging, but are pleased to see that overall you found the museum interesting. Best wishes from the MJQ team More 

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