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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: | Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH, England
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+44 121 348 8007
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10:00 - 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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The building is impressive and the staff welcoming and helpful. Entry is free. The Pre-Raphaelite art is stunning with examples of the work of a range of painters in addition to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building is impressive and the staff welcoming and helpful. Entry is free. The Pre-Raphaelite art is stunning with examples of the work of a range of painters in addition to local boy, Edward Burne-Jones. I particularly liked the gallery with examples of all the arts which flourished in Birmingham and the area in the Industrial Revolution: ceramics, silver, metalwork,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the museum and art gallery with some friends and there is a great collection of things to look at and engage with. We visited for a couple of hours but you can visit for as long or as short as you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've visit splendid place regularly in the course of the year, sometimes to show a friend around, or attend on of the marvellous exhibitions. The architecture alone is worth a view, then you have the Bourne-Jones Preraphelits and the Staffordshire Hoard with a liberal dose of Birminghams rich cultural diversity makes this one of the most important Small Museums in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Arts and Crafts exhibits, also the Staffordshire Hoard and the current exhibition about Birmingham: its people, its history which I thought would be very appropriate for school children visits as interesting questions were posed about the featured items and stories. I found that throughout the Museum & Art Gallery the accompanying labels had just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit and child friendly! Having two kids with me and taking them to a museum I was somewhat spectacle. However, there's plenty of little quirks around the museum to keep the little ones entertained...such as a toy kitchen & wind up shops. My daughter, who's 5 loved it and wasn't bored at all. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went primarily to see the Staffordshire Hoard. We were very impressed and particularly with the innovative and engaging presentation. Were surprise to enjoy the other plentiful exhibits so much, especially the Birmingham history on the 3rd floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is not as good as I expected but it was free to enter also it is good if you are interested in historical things also things related to art they have various floors filled with different types of stuff and if your bored you can go and visit this place but EVERYONE IS A LITTLE DEAD HERE LOL.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

really good museum very varied. It has a really good mini museum for children and a very comprehensive local history section

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free!!! Probably one of the best things to do in Birmingham city centre, and it's free. Be sure to check what exhibitions they have on, although they may come at an extra charge they're often very good!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually pop in to visit when in Birmingham with the family. Its a lovely museum with different collections and plenty to see (and for young children to do, interactive). There is fine art, ceramics, local collections, ancient history (Egypt, Greece, Rome etc) and they sometimes visiting exhibitions. I found the 'Honouring VC Indian Soldiers in World War One' fascinating. I... More 

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