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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A treasure trove of wonderful things

Sir Henry Barber & his wife Lady Barber gave the Barber Institute to the University of Birmingham... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
lovely visit

Went to see the monet painting when it was showing, fascinating to view the other art works as well... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
helen c
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.
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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sir Henry Barber & his wife Lady Barber gave the Barber Institute to the University of Birmingham - one of the most generous gifts that still bring great pleasure to many people at every visit, AND IT IS FREE I first "fell in love" with...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Went to see the monet painting when it was showing, fascinating to view the other art works as well including degas. well worth a visit if you love art.

Thank helen c
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a must if visiting Birmingham and love art. Attached to the University. There is a shop so you can have snacks and coffee.

Thank Fogs61
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Wonderful collection of interesting work by great artists, just the right size of collection to browse fully. Delighted to have found it, will be back!

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A mixture of art types well worth a visit if you are on the University campus any time Often have special exhibitions

Thank witsend18
Reviewed August 22, 2018

A short bus ride from the city centre. An absolute must see if you enjoy a quality 1930s building. The superb design, materials and workmanship are a joy. Small galleries housing examples of world class artists. Its worth taking a peak into the concert hall...More

Thank S M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

What an astonishing place, a wonderful collection of art. At every turn a Gainsborough, Degas, Van Gough, too many to list.

Thank MarkDLeicester
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Usually visit for the free lunchtime concerts, but always call in when passing - just to breathe and relax. Excellent galleries and temporary exhibitions - worth any effort to get there (parking is a nightmare but please don't be put off, just plan).

Thank Paul C
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This place is a little slice of heaven, well worth the extra travel out of the city. A world class collection featuring Rembrandt, Manet, Van Gogh and Rossetti - just to name a few! I love it here, it's cool and quiet and peaceful, but...More

Thank TimeToTravelGirlUK
Reviewed July 16, 2018

During #windrush70 we rushed about from venue to venue, singing dancing, eating, giving and getting information, praising. A debate was held in this venue between 'scholars' We listened and then questioned the speakers. It was refreshing to hear them. The venue is in a historical...More

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