We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Opens in 26 min: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Loved this museum

We arrived half an hour before the tour was about to begin so we had time to look around the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandra G
A must see if you visit Birmingham

If you have a chance I would recommend you give yourself about 3 hours including travellling to and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 1,065 reviews
All photos (249)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(164 reviews)
“smith pepper”(34 reviews)
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.
Opens in 26 min
Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in One Day in Birmingham
75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
+44 121 348 8140
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Birmingham
from US$13.35
More Info
from US$107.30
More Info
from US$26.80
More Info
Reviews (1,065)
Filter reviews
1,028 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour jewellery making smith pepper gold jewellery smith family time warp step back in time fascinating insight health and safety knowledgeable guide excellent tour interesting visit tea room on display visiting birmingham city centre capsule
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,028 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived half an hour before the tour was about to begin so we had time to look around the gallery, which were very interesting. The tour was great, I had never really thought about all the processing in jewellery making.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have a chance I would recommend you give yourself about 3 hours including travellling to and from the centre ( you could do it in less if in a rush). Take the metro to the jewellery quarter and take a left out of...More

1  Thank Enjoylifealways_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a really interesting couple of hours at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. Our guide, William was really knowledgable and helped to bring the visit to life. We got a sense of what day to day life would have been like for...More

1  Thank Michele P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a group and for £10 we had a brilliant guide in Rupert, a brochure and biscuits and coffee/tea. The place was closed in 1981 and is exactly how it was left. However it was probably the same for decades before. Highly recommended

Thank Williams57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tram ride from New Street Station to look around the Jewellery Quarter without knowing much about the area, and just came upon this museum. From the outside it did not look much, because as a factory it really wasn’t much, just two...More

1  Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. Guided tour, around the old factory and its history. Our guide, we felt was almost reading from a script. She was also dominated by another person within our tour, so others didn't get chance to ask questions. Personally I felt she...More

1  Thank PortsmouthFixit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really rather enjoyed seeing the old gold factory here and found it to be very fascinating a d enjoyable

1  Thank Maggieshops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely interesting little museum. Didn't know what to expect, came upon it by chance whilst walking around the jewellery quarter. Had a look around the exibition then took the guided tour around the old gold factory, absolutely fasinating. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank yorkshire010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time visiting the Jewellery Quarter. We enjoyed seeing many beautiful works. William was our guide showing us the work place of Smith & Pepper. The displays are impressive. Lots of very old artifacts, William told stories and showed how to use...More

Thank SuranatLeatherStudio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Heather. As everything is as it was left by owners and workers it really gives you an amazing insight into their working lives. So many interesting objects. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank AWard72
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 116 nearby hotels
Bloc Hotel Birmingham
1,114 reviews
.56 km away
Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
1,187 reviews
.58 km away
Saint Pauls House
293 reviews
.72 km away
Travelodge Birmingham Central Newhall Street
634 reviews
.87 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,496 nearby restaurants
24 Carat Bistro
441 reviews
.38 km away
Hylton Cafe
236 reviews
.05 km away
Vee's Delicatessan
99 reviews
.03 km away
Coffee Tales
170 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 619 nearby attractions
Jewellery Quarter
615 reviews
.36 km away
Blue Orange Theatre
26 reviews
.31 km away
J. W. Evans Silver Factory
15 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure most of it would be tricky for a wheelchair user but it was a few years ago when I visited so please check with the museum. Jonathan
March 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
November 12, 2015|
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