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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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The most amazing place in Birmingham!!!

Staggered that this place is on my Moseley doorstep, some of the paintings are here that in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jank K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
My only regret is not going sooner

As someone who was born and bred in Birmingham over fifty years ago I finally got round to visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve C
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Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.
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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staggered that this place is on my Moseley doorstep, some of the paintings are here that in the past have been donated in lieu of taxes and are here to see for a £fiver! Go!

Thank Jank K
Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who was born and bred in Birmingham over fifty years ago I finally got round to visiting the Barber a couple of days ago. It was superb, with a brilliantly curated collection of works from nearly every major artist (Reubens, Matisse, Magritte, Renoir,...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this gallery! Admission is free and there are always some amazing art pieces to see. They even had some of Claude Monet's work which was incredible! Not only that but the gift shop has postcards of many of the great paintings (I bought...More

Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Midland's own National Gallery with so many works by famous artists, yet it gets hardly gets crowded. There are free lunchtime concerts in the Concert hall during University term time on Fridays . At the moment the Pride and Persecution exhibition featuring...More

Thank marg826
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fine Gallery is well worth travelling some distance to visit. Many of the great Masters are represented; the necessary security is discreet. The works can be viewed in a peaceful uncrowded environment.The paintings are shown in four themed rooms in all of which there...More

Thank roger028
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this fabulous art gallery which is situated on the B'ham Uni campus. We will go again! Art from the 15th - 20th century is beautifully displayed in this quiet, serene gallery. There is no cafe as such but as you are on the...More

Thank jacintaedmonds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived in Birmingham for 32 years and visited this gallery for the first time! Car parking is a non starter, best to use public transport. Disability access would be a challenge so best to phone beforehand to get assistance. The art gallery was on...More

Thank twinservices
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went with some friends and was very impressed. The layout was spacious and everything was clearly labelled. The staff were friendly and informative. It was a very pleasant excursion which could take an hour, a morning or all day, depending on what you want to...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Barber Institute has been around forever - providing century long showcasing for fine arts and culture. It's been a pleasure to walk the corridors of this building and even enjoy studying here OU - taking exams in the halls and graduating much later in...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

After visit to Birmingham Art Gallery, another excellent couple of hours, we collected a brochure on The Barber which we visited via 15 minute bus ride from Grand Central (No 31 or 33 if I recall). The Institute, part of Birmingham University, is just a...More

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