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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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Industrial Archaeology At Its Best

If you are interested in how our forebears worked and lived, and you should be, this museum with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barry C
A Reminder of Birmingham’s Proud Heritage

This museum is a must-see. We got a guided tour. Our guide was so interesting. He had a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Therese R
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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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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in how our forebears worked and lived, and you should be, this museum with its guided tour is an absolute must. The well informed guide lives and breathes enthusiasm!

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a must-see. We got a guided tour. Our guide was so interesting. He had a great presentation style. It was like being sucked into a time vortex when we saw the abandoned workshop. The daily life and customs of the firm were...More

Thank Therese R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a guided tour of the jewellery making industry in Birmingham with a little bit of social history thrown in too. The guides also explain (and demonstrate) how jewellery is made. Really interesting!

Thank Billy Bird
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week 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

Thank May2591
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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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kaleesie987
7 March 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
13 November 2015|
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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
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8 October 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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