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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
Phone Number: +44 121 348 8007
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10:30 - 17:00
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Fri 10:30 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian...

From Renaissance masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art to Egyptian mummies and the iconic HP factory sign, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery showcases a world class collection and offers fascinating glimpses into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past.

Highlights include the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world and the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered - the Staffordshire Hoard.

Don't miss the Birmingham History Galleries - packed with artefacts, local treasures and interactive displays that reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years.

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Great exhibition space as well as great displays of pre-raphaelite works. Love it every time we go.

Old buildings are sometimes the best suited to their purpose. This museum is perfect for the huge artworks from past eras but also lets you get up close and personal with smaller... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Old buildings are sometimes the best suited to their purpose. This museum is perfect for the huge artworks from past eras but also lets you get up close and personal with smaller items. I love the Saxon Hoard Gallery. Make time for lunch or tea in the Art Deco restaurant!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two new exhibitions, one of a contemporary artist which is excellent and also one of the Staffordshire hoard which is amazing. A quick visit round some of the other paintings and we were well satisfied.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a surprise in the heart of the city, many interesting works of art set in different rooms on several levels,architecture would be classed as noteworthy but lack of investment does show in places,still worth a visit please not no entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

café ridiculously expensive. Tea coffee and milkshake about £11. .. to encourage family visits, and also pensioners go to museums, please please bring prices down....

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in central Birmingham next to the Council Building & Town Hall, the Museum is a charming place to spend a rainy day and learn some more about the history of Birmingham. I particularly enjoyed a visit to the beautiful Edwardian Tea Rooms - where my family and I enjoyed an afternoon tea. They even catered for my gluten-intolerant mother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Afternoon tea was a real scrummy delight and at 13 pounds per person this can not be beaten the surrounds are lovely and the staff helpful and cheerful. Afternoon tea is served on shelves quirky and in keeping with the charm of of the tea room

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must if you are into art and history. Admission is free to the public apart from specific events. The actual building architecture and décor is stunning in its own right. It has a small café available and a really nice Edwardian tea room. I would recommend looking at the actual website before hand to see if there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an hour wandering around. Free entry. Some interesting exhibits, especially the Egyptian mummies, fascinating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Choice selection of art and craft and lots more. It is free enter. There is a Edwardian tea room and gift shop. Check out the Gas Hall for current exhibitions too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wander around this amazing and rambling building to escape the xmas market. Lots to see it has art from the 15th C through to the modern alongside historical artifacts from ancient Egypt to the Staffordshire hoarde and the building itself is impressive from the stained glass windows to the moasic tiles on the floor, Well worth a... More 

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