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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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A hidden gem

This is a hidden gem of a gallery with an interesting range of art from the 14th century until the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pboropixie
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
A good rainy day visit

Came here on a rainy day. Parked on a nearby street and walked through the university grounds to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lt1232018
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
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"small collection"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hidden gem of a gallery with an interesting range of art from the 14th century until the modern period. Very attractive art deco architecture. Well worth a visit, especially as it is free entry.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a rainy day. Parked on a nearby street and walked through the university grounds to get here (Easier than finding parking nearby). Nice collection of art, spent a good hour or so here. Free entry. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but interesting collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, including some important names like Picasso, Renoir or Monet. Free entry, so worth a visit of you are around.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a really great place to visit with family and friends. I had a splendid time here. Parking facilities available too.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

There were no spaces available at all in the few car parks that were available to visitors which I believe was because they were full of University staff who can park all day for £1 - visitors pay £2.50 an hour. We drove around for...More

Thank Rowena F
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Barber_Institute1, Communications and Marketiong Manager at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Rowena, Thank you for bringing this to attention, and also for your direct e-mail, which came to my attention yesterday afternoon. I am very sorry you were unable to find a place to park on the day of your visit particularly seeing as you...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is small museum. So, it's a little difficult to find. You can reach to the museum through Birmingham university. You can enjoy paintings from middle age to impressions.

Thank tomocha
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A beautiful art collection in a beautiful art deco building hidden on the Birmingham University campus. A wide range of paintings by the finest artists of the Renaissance to the early 20th century, including Veronese, Canaletto, Guardi, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, to name but a few....More

Thank Judi F
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The museum houses a nice collection. The design of the museum is also welcoming and calming. Definitely a place to get away and enjoy the afternoon.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Visit this gallery. Amazing paintings and all free. What a fantastic thing for Birmingham university to have such a gallery and its contents, I was bowled over. How lucky to be endowed with this treasure. Ongoing new acquisitions.

Thank Stoddd
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Hidden deep in the campus of Birmingham Uni is this small art gallery with some stunning exhibits. An easy walk from the trin station, there are masterpieces to be found. Experienced staff on hand to help too.

Thank Stephen392013
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