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The statue has been removed as part of the renovation works of the Centenary Square. The last Time... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
St Helens, United Kingdom
Birmingham history

It's been in the centre of Birmingham for so many years that we seem to ignore what we've got on... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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This distinctive, gold-colored statue is of Birmingham's three great industrialists and entrepreneurs who contributed greatly to the city's prosperity during the 18th century: Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch.
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

With my love pass the statue of Three Wise Men, It makes you quite proud. This gold statue is part of of Birmingham's history.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

The statue has been removed as part of the renovation works of the Centenary Square. The last Time I saw it was in Feb when I took this picture. It will be returning though and it is well worth seeking out. Boulton, Watt and Murdoch,...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2017

It's been in the centre of Birmingham for so many years that we seem to ignore what we've got on our doorstep

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

A brief look while visiting the Library opposite on Wednesday 29/03/17, some interesting info to read below the 3 wise men statue.

Reviewed May 15, 2017

Three wise men isn't a bad looking statue, it's in a slightly odd location as it's right next to a road, just opposite the Centenary Square and the library. The statue is very, very bright and gold - so much so that it's actually a...More

1  Thank issueskid
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Nice golden tribute to the three men who made Birmingham great. The statue of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch on Broad Street is worth checking out.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The 3 figures invited lots of questions as to who they were, why were they made into a statue, how long ago did they live, when we took the children to see this. Which turned into an interesting historical learning journey finding out the answers...More

Thank Thisisour0pinion
Reviewed March 9, 2017

'The Golden Boys' or 'The Carpet Salesmen' is a monumental dedication to Birmingham’s founding fathers. The Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch statue located on Broad Street, outside the Registry Office. The three men are sculpted in larger than life size figures in bronze,...More

Thank Rubaiyat E S
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The gilded statue of the three stalwarts of Birmingham is an eloquent testimony of the the city's glorious industrial past. The statue of Mathew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch is situated on Broad Street, opposite the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. This...More

Thank jayantsinha
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

William Bloye's Three Wise Men statue is a lovely work of art next to the Hyatt Hotel. The statue commemorates Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and William Murdoch who all played pivotal roles in advancing the steam engine. The statue was re-gilded in 2006 due to...More

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The statue of the three wise men of Birmingham (William Murdoch, James Watt and Matthew Boulton has now been removed from Centenary Square, Broad Street to make way for tram station. It was an iconic, gilded statue which... More