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Libraries
Library featuring a rooftop garden and secret 7th-floor oasis with city views, complemented by a Shakespeare memorial room and modern architectural design. Indoor viewing platform and glass lift enhance the visit.
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  • Boo_
    Balassagyarmat, Hungary2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an absolute gem in the heart of Birmingham. The volunteer guide made the tour interesting and informative. Thank you.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Christopher C
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cadbury World is a great day out with the whole family. Fun for the kids and great for the adults too. The history of the Cadburys is really interesting too.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Soleil_rouge25
    Birmingham, UK109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m a regular at Symphony Hall but the Classic FM Hall of Fame with Michael Seal and Tessa Lark on 19 April was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! How lucky and lovely to have John Suchet introducing each piece and the awesome orchestra getting up for our applause every time.
    It was a night to remember forever, I am booking every single one now. Especially when Michael Seal literally jumped off the conductor’s podium for that last note of Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King!! Loved that!
    Kudos for the program organisers, great mix of calm, contemplative and fun. Best part was seeing the faces of teenagers light up at the John Williams’ famous tunes. To finish with Holst’s Jupiter just brought me to euphoric tears.
    Great night, thank you CBSO!
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Ed
    Stratford-upon-Avon, UK109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited to see Wicked. This was my first visit to the Hippodrome in many years. It is a lovely modern theatre. The communal spaces in the front are great. Lots of bars and prices not too badly priced (for a theatre). We preordered interval drinks and it worked perfectly.

    The auditorium was a little warm in the upper circle and the seats cramped but not to the point of being uncomfortable. We all enjoyed the show. The views are excellent even from the ‘cheap’ seats in the gods.

    All the staff we encountered were polite and helpful. As with all theatres the queues for the toilets at the interval were an issue. They could do with installing more. The all gender toilets were good to see too. Even if it caused some confusion for some people.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • Flashman7
    Bristol, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out at one of the most historic football clubs in the world. Diane the tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and the kids loved having the legends there including Tony Morley. Great value for money,
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Tony D
    Livingston, UK258 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing building, worth a visit. More than just a library, it has (at the moment) a tourist visit information desk on the ground floor, (very helpful), to the secret garden on the 7th floor, to the reconstructed 19th century Shakespeare room on the 9th floor.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • Freedom48565137411
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic 2.5 hours with my 4 yr old granddaughter. Awesome to see the sea otters and the penguins and lttle one was amazed to touch a starfish and see a seahorse! There was definetely more to see so a return visit is on the cards! All the staff we interacted with were really good; the talk about the otters who were separated from their parents and are relocated in Birmingham was very moving. Rachel, with whom we chatted for ages about the penguins and then later in the VR suite was utterly delightful.......very child centred and fun. Very good value with an adult and preschooler ticket in term time on week days!
    I was glad that I went for opening time as (and this was the only reason for 4, not 5 stars, was that it did get a bit busy for the 4 yr old later in the morning
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • tintinfan2013
    London, UK647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully restored Arts and Crafts house with stunning gardens. The best thing about it was that it was all really relaxed (unlike a National Trust property) - you could walk around without being bothered by stewards and hundreds of notices telling you what not to do. Highly recommended - the highlight of my trip to Birmingham.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Jonni M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful history and alot to learn! Saw all kinds of cultural history and learnt different types of them. Would definitely recommend it.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Richard B
    Solihull52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just returned from a fascinating 2 hour tour of these old and famous (for links with royalty) coffin works in central Birmingham. Mark, our superb guide, used this particular trade of coffin making to bring to life the UK's, and particularly Birmingham's, tough social history, making us realise just how far we have come in the last 130 or so years. We saw the craftsmanship and were brought face to face with the hardship of the early times. Highly recommended.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • john r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the ‘Ride a Classic’ afternoon event on 6th April, there was, as always, a varied selection of old British bikes available to ride. The event was well attended and very well organised. This was the fourth time I have been lucky enough to have been invited and I don’t think twice about the 350 mile round trip. My companion for the day even got half price admission. Big thanks to all the museum staff and volunteers who make the event possible.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • Andyav
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of my favourite buildings in Brum. Once inside this hidden Gem to many is beautifully appointed.

    The art on display dates from 13th century Italy until the modernists. Superb and exhibitions put on through the year and new works mean you don't have to visit once.

    The staff are wonderful and so helpful. I can't wait for the refurb to be finished.
    Written October 5, 2023
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