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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Address: 75-80 Vyse St, 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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A glimpse into a bygone era, wonderful tour of a Jewellery factory dating from the 18th century a family rum business just locked up and left in 1981. A must see the workshop is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
IndePoshboy
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A glimpse into a bygone era, wonderful tour of a Jewellery factory dating from the 18th century a family rum business just locked up and left in 1981. A must see the workshop is amazing.

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1 Thank IndePoshboy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful walk back in time for adults & children to see the dedication of 2 families whom built thriving business, of handmade jewellery. Fascinating to see the machinery and hear about the ingenuity & gender roles of yesteryear.Staff are very knowledgeable. Lots of interesting,well illustrated information boards.Dressing up and work sheets for children 3 Birmingham book benches I spotted!

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1 Thank anneholland135
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not particularly easy to find, but it is extremely interesting. Some parts of it can be visited on one's self, while others can only be reached through the guided tour. It is a very rich experience that teaches about Birmingham's history, craftsmanship and jewellery manufacturing.

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2 Thank Ana S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This jewellery factory first started in the 18th century has been virtually left unchanged (including the dust) since it closed down in 1981. This tour was totally absorbing and presented a rich history of Birmingham industrial past. This factory is highly photogenic and there are unlimited photo opportunities to be had. Every aspect offers an insight into the working environment... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Doug's tour around this old fashioned workshop was really what made it for us . The best part of the JQ was listening to him ....

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2 Thank ian-engineer
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some time spare whilst visiting my brother on a Saturday morning found me in the Jewellery Museum. I am glad I went in. The excellent tour given by Doug of the preserved factory was excellent and a real insight into a working lifestyle much of which had not changed for years. The museum itself although small put jewellery making into... More 

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Southampton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I set out to walk here following a hotel map. New building and construction works covered a couple of the signs. When I got to the area it was useless to try asking in the shops as they had secure doors. I finally found doors which indicated I had found the museum with a handmade sign pointing to two sets... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your visit. The construction work being done in the City centre does make the Jewellery Quarter more challenging to get to, and I am sorry that you had a difficult journey across to us. The museum opens its doors from 10.30am and our first tour is at 11.15am, and... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This perfectly preserved family jewellery manufacturing business is a delightful piece of history. Really enjoyed the tour and seeing all the quirky details of life in the workshops and offices of this former workplace. Staff were also very approachable and pleasant.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my parents here and we had a great visit. A guided tour in a small group that provided interesting stories as we looked at the way such places worked and the equipment that way employed. Well worth the time to find it in the Jewellery Quarter.

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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting tour around a jewellery factory preserved just as it was left after it closed in 1981. It was like stepping back through time. The staff were super knowledgeable and friendly and it was comfortable to ask them questions. They knew a lot of fun stories about the people who made their living in the factory when it was... More 

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