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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
+44 121 348 8140
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A window into a lost world

What a little gem of a museum this is. The displays upstairs are informative, attractive and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
chocolatechester
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Fascinating

We needed more time here, we went on the Heritage Walk round the jewellery quarter which was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a little gem of a museum this is. The displays upstairs are informative, attractive and interesting but nothing prepares you for what’s in store downstairs. As you stroll through the different rooms, it is like walking onto a film set with nearly everything left...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We needed more time here, we went on the Heritage Walk round the jewellery quarter which was superb, the guide Debbie was brilliant and demonstrated the machines giving a great insight into the workings of these workshops .

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a time capsule- when the factory closed it was left exactly as it was teacups and teapots too. The machinery is still in working order and demonstrated by our guide Brendon, who was very informative and enthusiastic. It was fascinating to see the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is actually a preserved office and factory of a company that produced jewelry from the late 1800s through 1981, when it closed. It is a place that you really need to take a guided tour of to see and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited this museum as Birmingham is known for its various trades and jewellery making is one of them. At this museum, you will see the factory where they designed the jewellery and made it and it is like stepping back in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a really good understanding about Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter with a visit tthis former Jewellery business.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the visit on my own and was the only one at the guided tour. The museum itself is really small but the guided tour is amazing. I had the best guide ever, the building is beautiful and so many things happened in there....More

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit demonstrating the manufacture of jewellery in Birmingham and its growth to become world renown. Our trip lasted approximately 90 minutes and included a guided tour. The tour guide made the experience totally worth while with his explanation of the industry, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those little museums that has so much history and how things used to be done in the not too distant past, in fact only 40 years ago but it is another age. The age of handcrafted artisans and how individual pieces...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic, it's like going back in time and very interesting if you get involved. Enjoyed with the family. Would not recommend small children from my view.

Thank Ian B
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kaleesie987
March 6, 2017|
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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
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davewestyorkshire
November 12, 2015|
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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
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PAULfITZY
October 8, 2015|
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The cost of a heritage tour and entrance to the upstairs galleries is £7 per person. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but open all other days between 10.30am - 5.00pm. Please feel free to give us a call if you would... More
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