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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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Address: 75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 348 8140
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an...

Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry.

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What a gem. A total time warp. Brendan was amazing. So knowledgeable and interesting. I will certainly return again. Highly recommended

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a gem. A total time warp. Brendan was amazing. So knowledgeable and interesting. I will certainly return again. Highly recommended

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Thank Tracey G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating museum. Expertly led tour, Brendan really knew his stuff! Nice little tea room. Worth a visitt

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having not been to the Museum for many years, we decided to visit again on a quiet afternoon in early January. We had a pleasant lunch in the cafe first and then went on to do the tour with Carl, one of the volunteer guides. There were just the two of us with Carl and so we had plenty of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family have a Birmingham museums membership card that enables us entry to the jewelry quarter museum so we seized the opportunity one grey Saturday afternoon. It's located on Vyse street and just a short walk from a large multistory car park so no faffing around with parking and then finding the place. We were charmed by the museum and... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Guided tour of the jewellery factory where nothing was ever thrown away , a time capsule of gold smithing business operating until the 1980s. Could spend ages just looking at everything,.. tools and equipment, paperwork, personal items all left as it was when the owners retired. Great insite into working conditions, production methods, great anecdotes brought it alive. One of... More 

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Thank Santina B
yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very very interesting tour of an old working jewellry factory. The guide was exceptional and the machinery is actually powered up and certain aspects are demonstrated by the guide. Would go again anytime

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby A fantastic 1 hour tour of this very interesting museum in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Travel through the factory with the expert guide and learn how factory life was before the days of Health and Safety and computers. Yes it was hard work and in the summer very hot, but the workforce seemed... More 

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Thank John B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum entrance fee of £7 includes a guided tour. It was quiet when we were there but the brochure recommends booking by phone for the tour. The company made gold jewellery which they shipped all over the world until they closed in 1981and the tour shows how both the office and factory functioned.The brochure describes the building as a... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve our volunteer had marvellous handed down storys to tell from old employees. Very interesting to see working conditions pre health and safety!

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jewellery factory that was closed in 1981 and was due for demolition. Fortunately it was saved and preserved. The building has been made safe and with the help of the very knowledgeable guide, tours are now available of the factory workshops and office exactly how they were left. There are also a few museum rooms displaying various exhibits relating... More 

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