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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 'gem'!

The renewed Birmingham hosts many delights and this is one of them. Well worth the trip out from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DaveThomasLeicester
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Leicester
Frozen in Time...History & Jewellery, A Pleasant Experience

I visited the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in July 2016. I stayed at the Bloc Hotel and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LATravelMama
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Los Angeles
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The renewed Birmingham hosts many delights and this is one of them. Well worth the trip out from the centre - the area has been gentrified with many bars and restaurants. A fascinating glimpse into a lost industry and a family who ran it in...More

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in July 2016. I stayed at the Bloc Hotel and walked around the neighborhood which felt like a village and I was amazed at all the specialized jewelry shops. After an English Breakfast, I walked over to...More

Thank LATravelMama
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very interesting place that provides a view into a craft during a bygone age that I knew little about. Carl was a very knowledgeable guide (..and patient too, as I was suffering dizzy spells due to the heat..). Understandably the focus is on the...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 3 days ago

A tour is well worth the effort, you hear about the history, how it started, who run it , you see the workshops and offices and what they done in there and of course the Gold and the finished jewellery, a most enjoyable insight.

Thank shorthaul2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guide of the old Smith and Pepper factory took about an hour. Factory left just as it was when it closed in 1981. Got to know about the workings of the factory and the history Well worth a visit.

Thank Amarjit S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting small museum which relates the story of the jewellery trade in Birmingham. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was fascinating to hear the stories of the previous occupants (owners and workers) of the small factory and see...More

Thank bevandjasper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the museum on the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Heritage trail. The trail was superb, but not at all expecting the sheer wonder and joy of the museum. Informative and friendly guide brought it to life. I expected the workers to walk back in after tea...More

Thank Sorrelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess we only went into this museum to shelter from a downpour. It is very close to the Jewellery Quarter train/tram station, in an area with a multitude of jewellery workshops and retailers. I had an excellent cafeteriere of coffee while we dripped in...More

Thank 99dandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an really fascinating place to visit - untouched since the owners closed the factory in the early 1980s. Our tour lasted about an hour, led by a guide who new his stuff and presented it in an interesting and often humorous way. (The...More

Thank Artllan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in a former jewellery factory which closed in the 1980s and locked just as it was when the workers left and then reopened as a museum 10 to 15 years later. The details of the business from the office down through the...More

Thank owlfan9
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kaleesie987
Hi guys, we r going to the Ibis (nec) , for two nights for crufts. im reading very mixed reviews. Help....
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
Is it possible to walk from New Street station area to the Jewellery Quarter? Or is it best to take the metro?
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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PAULfITZY
can anyone tell me the entry fee for the jewellery museum tour and also if it is open on Mondays?
8 October 2015|
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Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
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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