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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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Easy to spend the whole day here!

My 8 year old daughter and I spent a whole Sunday here. My favourite was the special exhibition on until 12 February, 'Night in the Museum'. Great fun. We also loved the galleries... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 8 year old daughter and I spent a whole Sunday here. My favourite was the special exhibition on until 12 February, 'Night in the Museum'. Great fun. We also loved the galleries about Birmingham during WWI and WW2. Great for kids and adults. We also loved the architecture inside the museum/gallery itself including in the Edwardian tea room. We... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was in Birmingham recently by myself to meet friends later in the afternoon. I stumbled across the museum whilst walking and shopping. Went past and didn't realise it was free. I walked in and was amazed by the different parts of the museum and the various items on display. Was amazing and some of the display was just beautiful. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful building! The paintings and other exhibits are an absolute must to see. So much information but done in an informative way for those young and old. There are lots of hands on activities for youngsters to participate in and see what is was like to live in distant times. Birmingham should be proud.

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

Excellent venue for first or any date Lots of items to discuss, nice building and a lovely looking cafe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lovely art and interesting fact about birmingham however went when there was construction on and there was also a bad smell because of it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some great exhibits for the whole family and an excellent restaurant. Prices a little on the high side, though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit,with stunning art collection especially if you.love pre raphaelite paintings. The displays in museum are well done and it is good for all sorts of age groups

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You must visit the Museum & Art Gallery, even if its only to the Edwardian Tea Rooms for a rest from exploring Birmingham. If you only have limited time to spare for the exhibition themselves, make a point of viewing the Saxon Hoard exhibition. Amazing craftsmanship from 6th & 7th century. There should be something for everyone, and it's an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it is right beside the Victoria square, it is a very large extra beautiful old building, contains some art galleries, old and modern, the old and contemporary history of the city of Birmingham, and some glimpses of old civilizations of the old times across the world!! yes all of this for free!! I liked many sections and indeed it needed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Entry was free. Plenty of stuff to see. Really worths a visit. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommended. On the downside the lighting at the painting rooms was poor which is a big pity.

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