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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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Excellent small art gallery

Excellent small art gallery, free but donations welcome, with an eclectic and fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GoodLifeForMe
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Warwickshire, England
Not to be missed for art lovers

Don't be put off going just because its not in the centre this is a great collection. Take the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
olivelover
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London, 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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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent small art gallery, free but donations welcome, with an eclectic and fascinating collection, plus changing temoprary exhibitions. Small enough that you don't get "Museumed out" and plenty of places to sit and ponder.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't be put off going just because its not in the centre this is a great collection. Take the train from New Street station (Grand Central) only two stops to University station. Or take any bus that goes down the Bristol Road to Selly Oak....More

Thank olivelover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow , brilliant Art Deco building. Wonderful collection of paintings in a totally quiet setting. Went on a Friday afternoon....and almost no other people. Also concert hall ..but just looked at paintings and coins. Free admission. Totally amazing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly small museum on University grounds but beautiful masterpieces. But if a drag finding/getting bus there and badly signposted when you arrive but worth it for all that

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine why this gallery is not better known. It is an easy bus ride and walk to the Uni campus where this attractive Deco building is located. (And a very quick walk to Winterbourne House afterwards!). They have a small but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Birmingham University Campus. Free. Around 100 or so very well presented and varied pictures, chronologically displayed. Everything from Renoir and Matisse to Hans Arp and Howard Hodgkin. Very quiet, and staff super friendly. If you want a great day out do this then stroll...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with a group from The Arts Society Corinium and had a pre-arranged tour by a member of staff- who was excellent- giving us an insight into the way artists have developed their skills over the centuries. The pictures and sculptures on display were...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Don't be put off by the suburban location. It is a short train ride out to the University from the city. The gallery is a fine building stuffed with interesting art. and it's free entry. They seem to have an example from almost everyone you...More

Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I love this gallery. It's free (with donations welcomed) and it has a good selection of art without being so huge that you forget what you've seen.

Thank R S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We endured torrential rain on the motorway to get to the university campus, where we searched for car parking. Not having any success, we asked the gate man, who directed us to a car park and told us to get a 'permit' from the desk...More

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