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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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Nice little museum

A fascinating time capsule in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. The tour takes you... read more

Reviewed today
ChloeAT
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London, United Kingdom
Felt like the 1920s, everyone had gone on a break and we were snooping around their factory.

Miss Olives’ room was like a time capsule - nothing out of place, like she’d just popped next door... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharon E
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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Reviewed today

A fascinating time capsule in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. The tour takes you around the workshops and offices of a family run jewellery factory, just as it was left in the 1970's. Its a really interesting tour and we learned a great deal...More

Thank ChloeAT
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Reviewed yesterday

Miss Olives’ room was like a time capsule - nothing out of place, like she’d just popped next door. Facinating insight into the making of jewellery in England. Would be nice to see more the overview - start to finish and how the ingredients are...More

Thank Sharon E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My highlight of the trip was the tour of the jewellery making workshops - it felt like entering the story of the factory: educational and inspiring at the same time. Our guide was fantastic and really engaged with the group, which made the whole tour...More

Thank Ana M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting look at the jewellery industry of Birmingham. The tour shows the offices and workshops as they were when work stopped in the 1970s, which with the tour guide's knowledge brought the whole thing to life. I especially enjoyed the stories of the people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the museum. They have retained most of the factory exactly as it was left when it stopped trading at short notice. Very interesting insite as to how factory life would have been in that era. £7 each for...More

Thank SharonE1963
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great guide Carl showing us around today who knew a lot about the museum and also the local area. He was very informative and also included the group in the tour by having inclusive questions. It is a fascinating hidden gem and...More

Thank georgia g
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my Mum and my 7 yo daughter we all really enjoyed the visit to the museum. It’s not a huge place but it has all the details and takes you back to how Jewellery was made and all the history behind! Carl...More

Thank Florchin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the museum. It wasn’t what I expected, but was fascinating all the same. It was great to learn about the history of the area through the lens and context of just one business. I would really recommend this museum, fairly...More

Thank michelle B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This showed similar technology to the coffin museum, but the metal being formed was gold. Although the young lady who showed us round was very knowledgeable, as two old people we found it quite difficult to hear her interesting information about the work. What did...More

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been meaning to visit this museum for some time even though we only live 12 miles away. We pre-booked tickets and met friends, All tours are guided by Volunteers, our guide Carl, eas very knowledgable he was born in the area and both...More

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kaleesie987
March 7, 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 13, 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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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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