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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
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+44 121 348 8007
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10:00 - 17:00
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Fri 10:30 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian...

From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past.

Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard.

Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.

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Lots to see lots to do for all ages young and older some amazing artifacts great little tea shop too well worth a visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to see lots to do for all ages young and older some amazing artifacts great little tea shop too well worth a visit

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here with our six-year-old twin grandchildren, we love the place, but were a little concerned how the twins would take to it. Shouldn't have worried, they loved it. Buying a notebook, and sitting cross legged in from of paintings and reproducing without any encouragement at all did my heart a lot of good. We almost couldn’t drag them away.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited museum during my weekend stay as a part of business trip, so I tried to do some sightseeing. During weekend there are tours in the museum, which I especially recommend - you will get an excellent impression and new knowledge. Guides are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we had our tour for 1,5 hours instead of 45 minutes. My... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So the Birmingham history element is outstanding, I learnt so much about the city in the brief time I was there and I was delighted to see how child friendly the museum is. When it comes to the Egypt (etc) collections and the art gallery it felt very same-y compared to those I've visited elsewhere in the UK. I also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There always seems to be something new to see and even in areas visited previously I find new treasures. It's free but please can I urge you to leave a donation to help keep this excellent resource alive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some interesting pieces around the history of Birmingham and History in general, we didn't get chance to look around the whole of the museum as it was close to closing but for a free attraction during half term it was well worth the visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited today with 3 children for the Buried History workshop. It was fantastic, really interactive and great value for money. So nice to be able to do something affordable as school holiday activities can be costly. Once we'd done the workshop we had some time to look around the museum, really well laid out with loads to explore. Will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had no intention of going to an art gallery but it was pouring with rain so we called in. WOW, we spent hours in there, and had a lovely lunch too. Well worth a visit and will go again, i am sure there are things we missed!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great venue for kids and adults. So much to see, and a great cafe. When we were there there was an awesome choir. Worth a visit or several!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice, we went through the whole place and saw so much great art, we went with another couple so the four of us really enjoyed this

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