Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
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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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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Ladywood
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Donna W
2 contributions
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Apr 2020
Museum of jewellery quarter is nice place to visit for jewellery lovers. We enjoyed the visit during our visit to birmingham
Written March 23, 2021
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Tony White
Sutton on Derwent, UK5 contributions
excellent
Dec 2020
very informative and the tour of museum of the jewellery quarter was very good for family. The kids enjoyed it.
Written February 17, 2021
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LRD2112
Stafford, UK25 contributions
Hidden gem
Nov 2019
Lovely sized guided groups that are led by well informed staff. No question is left unanswered. Completely immersive experience taking the visitor back to a different way of working and living.
Written October 12, 2020
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ceffylau
Chester, UK9 contributions
Well worth a visit
Mar 2020 • Solo
I have been meaning to visit for quite some time now and so glad I did. The displays are well laid out and the tour interesting and informative. Our guide, Adam was very good at bringing to life the characters that once populated the workshop and the group small enough that nothing was missed.
Written March 14, 2020
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Popsiwopsi
Birmingham, UK108 contributions
The workshop that time forgot.....
Mar 2020 • Friends
I visited the museum with a friend from London who really enjoyed it (I had done it before). It is a fantastic museum. The old Smith and Pepper business was just closed up and has been left untouched and turned into a museum. Our guide, Heather, was funny and informative and gave us a good insight into life in the jewellery trade. If you are in Birmingham, you must visit!
Written March 14, 2020
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panorama_elite
London, UK49 contributions
A very interesting museum
Feb 2020
I was quite unsure of visiting a jewellery museum as bling isn't something that has ever interested me.
The museum is located on a reasonably quiet back road and on street parking was available via meter for a reasonable cost. The price of entry for an adult is £7 and they do offer concessions for students etc. It is housed in the same building that used to be a jewellery factory. There are 3 floors, with the 1st and 2nd comprising of the museum and the ground floor for reception, shop and cafe. There is a lift to all floors as well as stairs.

Both upper floor show the history af jewellery in Birmingham as well as where the stones and metal originated and a bit about how they were discovered. It was all very interesting but I was not prepared for what happened next!
There was a guided tour of the old factory. It appears that the firm ceased trading in 1982 and the works had simply been abandoned. The tour was of much of the works that was in essence as it was left on the last day of business. Our guide was supurb and knew all the details and how to bring the place alive again. Some of the old machinery is still in working order and that was switched on so we could get a feel for how it would have felt working there. Our guide demonstrated some of the tasks undertaken by the employee's. After around 30 minutes with our guide it was time to go though many of us would have liked to stay a bit longer it was that interesting.
The shop sold the usual museum fare but was well priced relevant. We didn't visit the coffee shop as it didn't fit our schedule though it looked comprehensively stocked.
Written March 12, 2020
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Patsy B
Hampshire, UK22 contributions
Looking for the right gift!
Feb 2020
Found the right gift from the first shop I went to I did try many more ! H J jewellers. Ltd staff very helpful
Nothing was to much trouble, the recipient of the gift I choose was very pleased.
Have returned again to purchase for my self, same excellent service, The chap I spoke to was called Michael.
Written March 6, 2020
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Rhunt5
Belper, UK34 contributions
Jewellery Museum Guided Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
Loved our guided tour with Charles. He was very informative. He made the tour a realistic look into what the lives of the workers/ owners in the jewellery factory experienced.
Written March 1, 2020
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Ken M
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
History and craft lives on in this unique museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited the Jewellery museum without reading reviews beforehand and the entire place is so unique. We experienced what it was like to be working in a Jewellery factory called Smith and Pepper that shut almost 40 years ago. Our tour guide Greta who had immense knowledge was so enthusiastic and shared so much history and anecdotes about the family who ran this famous factory from the turn of the twentieth century.
We learned so much and the whole experience was fascinating educational and so worthwhile .
Highly recommended
Written February 29, 2020
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Zoe W
Manila, Philippines1 contribution
Excellent tour, fascinating history
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating tour, full of history. Staff knowledgable and super friendly. Great morning out in Birmingham.
Written February 23, 2020
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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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