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  • Tony D
    Livingston, UK253 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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  • 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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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK929 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to a rock gig at the NEC. The venue was ok for the actual show. Great views, exemplary sound, fantastic gig. The facilities were not great, Wetherspoons being the go to and obviously became packed to the rafters the closer it got to showtime.
    Don't start me off on the parking. Expensive and essentially a total free for all on leaving. No real organisation and just a total mess, cars moving in all directions and bullying largely tolerated. There was no choice.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • permia
    Ireland61,423 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s an impressive modern build in the centre of the great city. It was opened in 1991.

    Walking through it leads from Centenary Square to the delightful canal area. All the architectural features are plainly to see, including the walkways on high and of course copious metal and glass.
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • lyn
    Birmingham, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing afternoon, so interesting, such informative staff-

    So kind, so helpful- were all the Staff, especially reception staff, Alison and what a speaker- Marie- thank you.
    Lovely afternoon tea too- nothing was a trouble- spent listening to the history of the hallmarking in Birmingham.

    We had no idea the history behind the incredible Mathew Boulton.
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • permia
    Ireland61,423 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Instituted in 1854 it has been central to the city's cultural pursuits for almost 170 years. In an impressive red brick build it hosts a number of exhibitions annually.

    Unfortunately at our visit it was between events, so nothing much art wise to see.
    Written July 25, 2023
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  • MLGeogLeics
    Wigston, UK1,118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm not always sure why info centres are up for review, but they are so... This info centre is full of useful info! Staff were very helpful, one lady I spoke to was knowledgeable about local industrial history and trails to follow. It is located in a cool building too.
    Written July 8, 2019
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  • David T
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An oasis in a mad city! No loud music etc... just a nice, related atmosphere. Coffe and cakes are good. Sandwiches are pre-packed and mostly boring which is the only thing that lets this great place down. Staff are friendly and helpful. Always popular on those rare times we go in - but not over busy. A great place!
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Noah The Mischievous Monkey
    West Midlands, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is National Poetry Week from October 2nd -6th. And the Shard End Book Club were royally entertained by two absolutely amazing poets in Kurly Mc Geachie and Dreadlock Alien Rich who entertained us with some amazing lyrics and poems we could quite happily let them entertain us all afternoon. Huge thank you to Stephanie and Davina for organising Kurly has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and Dreadlock Alien has a wonderful way of bringing poetry to life!!! Google both of them you will not be disappointed. A fab hour was had by all.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • laura j
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrible place, they don’t let members in and they let druggies in all the time, paying my membership for what? To not be let in but people who do drugs can be let in
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • Hannah D
    United Kingdom29 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a smart lounge with plenty of space for all.
    Not the biggest selection of pastries, when we arrived there was croissants and when I left, there were pan au chocolates. Warm breakfast was the selection of a full breakfast but limited for vegetarians.
    The lounge was meant to open at 4:30am and a queue was forming but they were 5 mins late and it wasn’t even fully prepped.
    Bar selection was good.
    I personally won’t visit again and don’t think it’s worth the money.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Candy
    9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big area for people to do work and study but it's a library and people sometimes just come in here to talk to mess around which ruins it for those who come to a library expecting some quiet and get a lot of work done
    Staff should really be a bit harsher on their no talking policy as it ruins everyone else's experience of the library who want to work
    Slightly dissapointed
    Written January 4, 2019
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  • benjyk
    East Sussex265 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was interested in going on the back to backs tour that comes up as a top thing to do in Birmingham on trip advisor. Couldn’t find any leaflet or info on it in the foyer so thought I’d ask at the desk. I explained what I was interested in and was told “it’s on line”. I asked if it was a National Trust attraction and se said she didn’t know. If She then got the website up and showed it to me. I asked if it was in central Birmingham and she didn’t seem to know but told me that I was in central Birmingham. I said I knew that I was but was trying to establish how far away the attraction was.
    In order not to waste any more time, I thanked her and picked up a free map. Upon looking at the map - the back to backs houses are within walking distance of the library.
    Still unclear why there are no leaflets or info on this event at the Tourist Information Centre and why a staff member was unable to assist. It is National Trust and it is very popular by the reviews out there so something that needs sorting I feel
    Written February 24, 2019
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  • sportybirmingham
    Birmingham, UK1,221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built & then owned by the Richard Cadbury family as a family home in 1891, this building is lovely inside.

    Postcode for venue is B13 8QY, which is just down the road from Highbury Park.

    It now houses various groups which are based in here. It offers training & conference facilities.

    Civil Ceremonies can be conducted here too.

    Small café on site too, which opens for breakfast & lunch.

    The building has had a few uses in its previous years after being donated by the Cadbury family to the council.

    From housing Belgian refugees in 1914, to being a hospital for injured ex-servicemen for a 13 year period.

    Close to the 35 & 50 bus routes from Birmingham.
    Written August 25, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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