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The museum isn't terribly large but holds some amazing pieces of important artworks and sculpture work. The building itself is impressive, from the marble, stonework, windows and floors. It's a gem not to be missed and worth the visit.
This place is worth a visit for the building alone - an Art Deco delight with magnificent wooden doors,and flooring and a superb marble staircase with rails of most subtle design. Agree with other reviewers- an excellent, often surprising range of pictures - hung in...More
Although small this is a great collection of paintings with many well-known artists featured. The works range from 14th century through to modern art. The galleries are well hung with plenty of space to study the works. It is quite small and quiet so a...More
If you find yourself in Birmingham, do not miss this gem of a museum. It is packed full with masterpieces including a magical Botticelli and a most wonderful portrait of Countess Golovina by Vigee-Lebrun. Allow two hours to wander through this lovely building. To get...More
I revisited the Barber after about 40 years or so - I used to go to school opposite. It's a superb gallery and collection - whilst the works may not be, on the whole, world famous, it nevertheless traces a discerning history through European art....More
Made a special visit to see the interesting Vuillard Exhibition at this excellent SMG (Small/Medium-sized Gallery!). We were impressed with the range and quality of the well presented art works from all eras and also enjoyed the smaller display of WW1 prints. Gallery staff went...More
A real gem this turned out to be. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has a wonderful collection of paintings and artefacts. The institute takes you on a journey through its galleries in chronological order. On the day of our visit there was a children's...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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Barber_Institute1, Communications and Marketing Manager at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018
Thank you for your incisive and positive review - we're delighted you enjoyed your visit.
I just wanted to flag up to readers that we don't actually have a regular café - but we do have a refreshment area where you can buy hot and...More
The national media often wax-lyrical about the small but wonderful picture gallery in Dulwich (in the suburbs of South London) and which regularly pops-up on BBC documentaries and the like, but the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (also in - very easy to reach by...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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Barber_Institute1, Communications & Marketing Manager at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018
Thank you for your great review! People often do compare us to Dulwich Picture Gallery, and we are a comparable size, although there are differences in the scope of our collections. I'm delighted to say we have had some great press coverage of our current...More
Brilliant selection of world class art and sculpture in a gorgeous building. We caught a free lunchtime cello recital which again was world class - coupled our visit with a trip to the neighbouring Lapworth Geology Museum.
Date of experience: October 2018
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Barber_Institute1, Communications & Mareting Manager at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018
Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit