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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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Jewel in the crown of Birmingham's attractions

We visited this fabulous art gallery which is situated on the B'ham Uni campus. We will go again... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Surprisingly good

We lived in Birmingham for 32 years and visited this gallery for the first time! Car parking is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.
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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this fabulous art gallery which is situated on the B'ham Uni campus. We will go again! Art from the 15th - 20th century is beautifully displayed in this quiet, serene gallery. There is no cafe as such but as you are on the...More

Thank jacintaedmonds
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Birmingham for 32 years and visited this gallery for the first time! Car parking is a non starter, best to use public transport. Disability access would be a challenge so best to phone beforehand to get assistance. The art gallery was on...More

Thank twinservices
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with some friends and was very impressed. The layout was spacious and everything was clearly labelled. The staff were friendly and informative. It was a very pleasant excursion which could take an hour, a morning or all day, depending on what you want to...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barber Institute has been around forever - providing century long showcasing for fine arts and culture. It's been a pleasure to walk the corridors of this building and even enjoy studying here OU - taking exams in the halls and graduating much later in...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visit to Birmingham Art Gallery, another excellent couple of hours, we collected a brochure on The Barber which we visited via 15 minute bus ride from Grand Central (No 31 or 33 if I recall). The Institute, part of Birmingham University, is just a...More

Thank Timothy9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review actually concerns the Elgar Concert Hall in the immediately adjacent Bramhall Building. This must be the best small concert hall in the UK and is all the things that Arena's can never, ever be. I have attended concerts there in 2016 and 2017....More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum to get a sense of the prevailing artistic context of the era in context and, sometime clues to the mindset and orientation of the individual artist.

Thank 40827LovetoTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on campus at the University of Birmingham, the Barber has a relatively small collection of artwork on display but it is carefully chosen to help trace the development of art since the 1400s. Collection is housed in a fine Art Deco building.

Thank ScribeUK
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I was really impressed with this art gallery. It is well worth a visit.There is a lot to see and you can even dress up in Victorian clothes for a photo!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Can't believe I've not been persuaded to visit this place earlier. I've been in Birmingham 20 years and never really heard about this place. i had a really enjoyable afternoon here

Thank Paul D
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