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- Recommend this insight into the living conditions of the people of Birmingham in the 19th and 30th centuryFantastic guided tour bringing the life of those having lived in the houses home. Our tour guide Dave told us stories including his own experience from his childhood.Written October 3, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- PROS - we went on an Inset day so no queues at all and could enter earlier than our time slot. Easy parking.
The staff were all lovely and very friendly especially the reception manager.
CONS - I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that! We had done everything within 2 hours (probably helped being very quiet). I just wasn’t very impressed - it was a bit boring! The best part was probably the 4D experience which was fun. There was also a random ride that was very surreal (like a no-frills Disney It’s a Small World ride!). It all felt a bit dated. The interactive screens were dull and there just wasn’t much to see / do.
However, my 9 year old enjoyed the free chocolate and seemed to have a nice time so that’s all that matters really.Written October 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Went to see the fabulous Lion King 5stars for this EXCELLENT, glad to see finally out of London, about time.
Afternoon Tea..great friendly attentive staff...facilities.
Tasty quality bites and I mean bites, thought savouries was for one. Paid £29.50 each? More savoury bites to make it 5star.
Interval..recommend a bowl of fries and drink as only 15mins.Written September 16, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The view of the main hall is so amazing. I was lucky enough to catch a free concert in the cafe and then on my request I was given the tour of the main hall by Mr. Saeed. Amazing personality and great to talk to. He gave some insight about the history of the place and spoke about our interests, family etc. If you have an artistic personality this is your place!Written August 31, 2023
- Visited on the stadium tour for my partners 30th birthday as a family with our 3 year old daughter.
The tour itself was amazing but it was made better by our tour guide Diane. She took the time to get to know everyone, take photos and remembered everyone’s names. She also took extra time to find out some information for us after the tour. Thanks for a great afternoon we will remember for a long time!Written September 20, 2023
- Best modern library I've come across, outside it's a strange building, inside it's brilliant, spacious and both light and dark where needed.
As an extra we have two levels of secret gardens with good views of the surrounding city.Written September 23, 2023
- It was hot and it was crowded - but that is what happens during school holidays. However, despite this we have a really lovely hour or so walking around and looking at the fish. It is not quite as impressive in my mind as Plymouth - and a lot of the fish looked quite stressed by the number of people who didn't seem to think that don't tap the glass or stroke the fish applied to them. Perhaps there could have been a few more staff - or maybe more signs in different languages as there was a lot of tourists. I loved walking through the impressive tanks and I could have stayed longer if there had been fewer people around. I think it was quite expensive for what it was and the whole experience felt a bit rushed.Written September 21, 2023
- With anticipation looked forward to spending a couple of hours amidst superlative art. Housed in a marvellous building with clock tower and Neoclassical themed styling. It was opened in 1885.
So a tad disappointed to discover its current closure for essential maintenance. Will have to return when it again reopens.Written July 12, 2023
- Gem of a place. Gardens are wonderful, lot's of variety, especially loved the glass houses, an array of plants. All well attended. Lots of colour. Ate on the terrace beautiful views over the garden. Had the homemade soup with a lovely large roll. Highly recommend wish I lived closer.Written September 27, 2023
- The third time I have done this. Great value for £20 you get about 2 hrs of riding a selection of classic bikes and chatting with fellow enthusiasts in the museum grounds. You get to ride BSA and Triumph twins back to back along with some older, less common bikes. The short 'horseshoe' circuit is great for feeling the old bikes responding to your input on the tight turns and viewing other bikes being ridden round along side you.Written September 26, 2023
- The staff were really enthusiastic and made our visit to this fascinating museum a really good experience. Something very different, probably unique and well worth a visit.Written September 13, 2023
- Visited, looking for some Renaissance and pre raphaelite paintings, but not expecting a great deal. Was throughly delighted with the art on display, which included pieces by Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown. Spent hours looking round being taken care by Simon, who was happy to tell us interesting facts on a number of pieces. Very surprised by how quiet the gallery was, should be much busier considering. Definitely worth the visit!Written September 9, 2023
- If you are a railway enthusiast you will know that Clapham Junction is one of the main railway focal points with railways meeting and heading off in different directions.
Gas Street Basin in Birmingham city centre is much like this. As a former industrial centre the canals were one of the best ways to get materials to the city and finished goods out of the city.
Canals meet here to take you to Worcester, Wolverhampton and North, Fradley and London so it would have been quite a busy location back in the day.
Nowadays it has been redeveloped and is an entertainment hub with lots of bars and restaurants nearby as well as the Sea Life Centre and Discovery Centre so it has been rejuvenated.
Well worth going to on your visit to the city.Written August 5, 2023
- Massive potential but poor maintenance of interactive displays. Our 2.5 year old granddaughter loved it but older children would be disappointed with the number of things that didn't work.. Catering was average and not enough staff to meet demand....only one till operating. External areas with water displays were great.Written August 27, 2023
- Haven’t been to Birmingham since commonwealth games last year. Love ozzy the bull as well. It’s a great place to eat and shopWritten September 29, 2023
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