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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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Address: 75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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+44 121 348 8140
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10:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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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Excellent, informative tour of a jewellery workshop frozen in time.

A vivid and inspiring experience here. I went on a guided tour of the old Smith & Pepper factory workshop, which had been left virtually untouched since the company closed its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A vivid and inspiring experience here. I went on a guided tour of the old Smith & Pepper factory workshop, which had been left virtually untouched since the company closed its doors in 1981. Rupert, our guide, showed us around giving us a detailed history of the company, going back circa 100 years. My favourite parts involved demonstrations of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum itself was quite interesting, if a little on the small size. The main attraction I guess is the tour of the old workshop - which has potential but our tour guide was awful. She kept getting side-tracked into conversations about pets and her friends pets, and lots of other things other than the jewelry. It was one of... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here after the J.W.Evans Silver Factory and were able to appreciate the similarities and differences. The demonstrations at this museum made it extra special. There are two small display rooms as well that are worth viewing before / after the tour. Especially good value if you are members of English Heritage as there is a 2 for 1... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. I was disappointed that the school children ahead of us caused out your to be delayed. Rupert made the best of it though. I was also impressed with his knowledge/ability to do some of the skills the jewelers did. He also had a good sense of humor which worked well with the tour. I would... More 

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Thank JPat40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour of the incredible old workshop, as if frozen in time is an absolute must. Interesting, fun, and enlightening. Brilliantly delivered by our tour guide Brendan. A real gem.

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Thank Michael K
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is situated is an old family jewellery works that closed down more or less overnight in the 80s and has been left just as it was. Some machines are still working and are demonstrated during the tour. The lady who showed us around had been in the jewellery business herself and was very knowledgeable and since it had... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and interesting visit and loved seeing the work benches that have just been left when the factory closed. Half expected some workers to come in and start work! My friends and I are making several visits to Birmingham and we are amazed at how many interesting places there are.

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Thank Simpson53
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having closed its doors in 1981 ten years later the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory re-opened as a museum with everything faithfully restored to its former state. Our guide Brendan mesmerised us from the moment he told us about the "children" of one of the founders, Charles Smith - Mr Eric, Mr Tom and Miss Olive who together ran the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the last tour on a Saturday, the girl had been doing it all week so understandably it wasn't the most enthusiastic tour I've been on! It is well laid out and worth a visit. Our group preferred the coffin works and back to back houses.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an hour at this museum being shown the offices and workrooms just as they had been left. It was fairly interesting but our tour guide seemed terribly bored telling the same stories. Could have been much better with a more engaging tour guide.

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