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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
+44 121 348 8140
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Not very big, but really interesting. Well set out with various displays and information. Worth the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bob h
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good but could be better

Interesting enough tour of a jewellery workshop which is still in the same state as it was when it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Not very big, but really interesting. Well set out with various displays and information. Worth the walk.

Thank bob h
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting enough tour of a jewellery workshop which is still in the same state as it was when it closed in 1981. Personally I thought the guide spent too much time describing the characters involved in it’s history and not enough time in the factory...More

Thank GH24
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Reviewed 3 days ago

well presented with interest for all - not just jewellery fans. Funny, well informed and very well organised. Well Done!

Thank Jonathan K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fascinating time capsule in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. The tour takes you around the workshops and offices of a family run jewellery factory, just as it was left in the 1970's. Its a really interesting tour and we learned a great deal...More

Thank ChloeAT
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Miss Olives’ room was like a time capsule - nothing out of place, like she’d just popped next door. Facinating insight into the making of jewellery in England. Would be nice to see more the overview - start to finish and how the ingredients are...More

Thank Sharon E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My highlight of the trip was the tour of the jewellery making workshops - it felt like entering the story of the factory: educational and inspiring at the same time. Our guide was fantastic and really engaged with the group, which made the whole tour...More

Thank Ana M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting look at the jewellery industry of Birmingham. The tour shows the offices and workshops as they were when work stopped in the 1970s, which with the tour guide's knowledge brought the whole thing to life. I especially enjoyed the stories of the people...More

Thank BigEyedTreeFrog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the museum. They have retained most of the factory exactly as it was left when it stopped trading at short notice. Very interesting insite as to how factory life would have been in that era. £7 each for...More

Thank SharonE1963
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great guide Carl showing us around today who knew a lot about the museum and also the local area. He was very informative and also included the group in the tour by having inclusive questions. It is a fascinating hidden gem and...More

Thank georgia g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my Mum and my 7 yo daughter we all really enjoyed the visit to the museum. It’s not a huge place but it has all the details and takes you back to how Jewellery was made and all the history behind! Carl...More

Thank Florchin
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kaleesie987
7 March 2017|
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Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
Hello, how can we help? I only post about the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and this site has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and has recently won the 'Best Told Story' in the Visit England Awards for the second... More
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davewestyorkshire
13 November 2015|
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Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. It is possible to walk from New Street, but it would take at least 20 - 25 minutes. If you prefer you could catch another train from Snow Hill Station which takes you straight to the... More
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PAULfITZY
8 October 2015|
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The cost of a heritage tour and entrance to the upstairs galleries is £7 per person. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but open all other days between 10.30am - 5.00pm. Please feel free to give us a call if you would... More
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