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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
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Fri 10:30 - 17:00
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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian...

From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past.

Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard.

Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.

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The museum is well placed in the city centre and easily accessible, if you are fit! Lovely old building filled with interesting exhibitions and excellent art. The Edwardian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is well placed in the city centre and easily accessible, if you are fit! Lovely old building filled with interesting exhibitions and excellent art. The Edwardian tearoom is delightful and the food was good with a reasonable choice. Too much to see in one visit and so well worth a return tgrip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm ashamed that I have walked past this museum a number of times without visiting. A friend wanted to go, so I joined her. It was quite busy but what a great place - lots there to interest almost anyone - we only had a hour - could easily have spent longer. Definitely on my list of things to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About one year since I was last at the museum and it has improved further. Descriptions and information on the objects see to have become better but more information on the paintings/artists would be much appreciated. Great cafe in the premises with a good range of food and drink at very good prices. Good facilities for young children. Free admission... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a couple of hours spare so decided to visit this Museum. Displays feature the life of Birmingham and its history, The Staffordshire Hoard, a Community Gallery and excellent artwork drawn from the city's large collection. In the heart of the museum is the Victorian Tea Room which is well worth a visit for a drink and a snack. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I only had 45min but I really wish I had a couple of hours, so only visited the gallery on the history of Birmingham. The building itself is old& beautiful! But inside there are all the modern mod coms. Lifts, cafe, baby changing facilities, interactive displays and a little section specially for children, the little museum, with a playarea. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fourth time I have visited this museum. So much to see and a good mix. Great place just to wander. Fab tea room with great soup. Also good gift shop with extensive range. The museum covers life in Birmingham very well. Interesting for all ages

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Thank Gail G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stunning building, magnificent civic location, stuffed full of treasures. Fabulous Pre-Raphaelite collection, home to the Staffordshire Hoard, fascinating floor of Birmingham history and home to a delightful musuem tearoom. What more can you want from a museum?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We all enjoyed our visit, though we run out of time though so will definitely be returning! A great place to spend a rainy day, great for young and old! Nice cafe shop too

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Thank Karen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This art gallery is fantastic - even better than the Tate - and the Victorian architecture is wonderful too. The museum upstairs about the history of Birmingham is also very interesting. And it's free. I was there two and half hours and had a wonderful time. I will recommend it to everyone. The only thing I didn't like was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a family of 10 ranging from 7 to 77 years old and there was plenty to keep everyone engaged and happy for several hours. The Staffordshire Hoard is definitely on my must-see list if you are ever visiting the city.

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