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Absolutely Brilliant

We came to Birmingham Assay Office on a free tour as part of Birmingham Heritage Week 2018. Tea... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Brilliant!

We came to the Assay Office on a free tour as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. What a treat... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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The Silver Collection at Assay Office Birmingham is an historic collection of spectacular objects created by some of Birmingham's most celebrated Silversmiths including Matthew Boulton, Nathaniel Mills and Elkington & Co. Visit Assay Office...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Moreton Street, Birmingham B1 3AX, England
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+44 121 236 6951
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

We came to Birmingham Assay Office on a free tour as part of Birmingham Heritage Week 2018. Tea, coffee and biscuits before we started, an introductory talk, then a 45 minute talk by Craig O'Donnell, the curator of silver. What a privilege to hear someone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We came to the Assay Office on a free tour as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. What a treat! Warmly greeted, tea coffee and biscuits available, then a visit to two rooms in the Assay office. First the library, with a fascinating collection of books,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Wonderful new building which combines modern working environments, learning space and meeting space.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Amazing Place, full of very dedicated people & also a lot of bean counters, can be a very frustrating place to work at but an interesting place to visit, but please note they have moved.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

The visit to the Silver Collection was most enjoyable and very informative. Mr Craig O'Donnell's presentation was excellent in every way. The opportunity to see the exhibited collections was most worthwhile.

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Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Peter H
assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Thank you for the review Peter, much appreciated!

Reviewed 1 May 2015

very knowledgeable and enthused staff. it was a special opportunity to visit and learn about this special building, so much a part of midlands history

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Date of experience: March 2015
Thank jeenet
assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2015

Thank you for the review much appreciated Assay Office Birmingham

Reviewed 1 May 2015

The visit lasted about two hours, with first an introductory video overview of the Assay Office and hallmarking. There was plenty of time to see the collection of silver pieces with hallmarks dating from 1773 when the Birmingham Assay Office was established, and also the...More

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Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Elizabeth W
assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Thank you for your review Elizabeth!

Reviewed 30 April 2015

18 of us attended, and Craig o'Donnell, silver specialist, gave an excellent presentation. feedback to me was excellent

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Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Robert M
assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Thank you for the review Robert, much appreciated.

Reviewed 30 April 2015

It was worth the trip to get an insight into the assay collection. Lots of information and close to the jewellery quarter.

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Date of experience: July 2014
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assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2015

Thank you for the review much appreciated Assay Office Birmingham

Reviewed 10 May 2014

I visited the Birmingham Assay Office on their Silver collection openday. What a treat. We learnt from a very nice lady called Sally all about the origins of the Assay Office and what they did on site, plus we looked around the Assay Office at...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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assay1773, Manager at Assay Office Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2015

Many thanks for your nice comment, glad you have enjoyed it. We are going to move in a new purpose built facility located in the Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter during the summer. This move will enable Assay Office Birmingham to offer better facilities to visitors. Check...More

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