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Wonderful, informative and fascinating tour

My grandad wanted to take our family to see the Silver Factory after he had a tour last September... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Emily H
Superb guided tour of a fascinating factory

What an interesting place. The excellent tour lasted well over an hour and a half and had us... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Janet B
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57 Albion Street, Birmingham B1 3EA, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

My grandad wanted to take our family to see the Silver Factory after he had a tour last September, as his grandad made spoons in the Jewellery Quarter (under the surname Robathan) when the Evans factory was in business, and so they often worked together....More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

What an interesting place. The excellent tour lasted well over an hour and a half and had us captivated the whole time. The tour takes you through all the processes that were involved in producing silver and silver plated ware and the warren of rooms...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Had a guided tour as part of my father's Day treats - last year we went to The Coffin Works which is also well worth visiting. The silver works are a real time capsule having been left just as they were when the factory closed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RichSutton
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is the most interesting tour I have ever been on. If you are visiting Birmingham please book a tour of the silver works,you will not be disappointed.As we went round we had the feeling that the workers had just gone for lunch and they...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank anita c
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This place is wonderful. A factory and house that is untouched since it closed, stuffed full of machinery, tools and ephemera. You can only visit on a pre booked guided tour of about 90 minutes, and even English Heritage members must pay, but do it....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We were able to book a tour the day before and ended up having a private tour for the 2 of us. Our guides were very knowledgeable. We loved that were still metal shavings left from when it was a working factory. It was especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mandmtwocooks
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit in the fabulous Jewellery Quarter. Trips must be pre booked and other than toilets there are no facilities here. The history of the building and industry is amazing. Lots of interesting information given by guide Well worth a visit. No...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank traceyg855
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The tour lasts an hour and a half and cost £9. However, only small parties can be accommodated and must be pre-booked. The tour was informative and the guide knowledgeable. Utterly fascinating and worth every penny of the fee. Do not miss it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The first thing that our very knowledgeable and interesting guide told us was that according to the English Heritage site the tour took an hour - but it actually took longer than that (his words). This was not assisted by our group having to lag...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank _slspillo
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We pre-booked our visit for Saturday 15 July with English Heritage and it was a real treat. We had a guided tour by a volunteer and she really brought it to life.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sharon W
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not answering sooner, I've been away. No there isn't a shop.