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“Lovely building, nice cafe”

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Ranked #5 of 284 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
London
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“Lovely building, nice cafe”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We popped in to see the Staffordshire Hoard, which takes a bit of finding, but was very interesting. It'll be even better when its new permanent exhibition opens.

The building is very grand - far surpassing what a visitor from London might expect to find in this most underrated city. The cafe, set in a stunning galleried hall, is great value and worth seeking out even if you're not visiting the museum. In fact, for a free attraction, BMAG is a gem!

Visited May 2014
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“check it out”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Good sized museum and art gallery with some real treasures.
The hoard was breathtaking!! The building is a museum by itself.
Lunch in the cafe was way better than usual for such places also

Visited May 2014
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“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Museum is very central and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Was fascinated by the recent find by a metal detector enthusiast.... Wow! what a find. Well worth it for this alone.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A Great Museum to Visit”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

There were some great exhibits which would cater to those interested in art and there was an exhibition of Japanese art when we visited.

Visited April 2014
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“A wealth of information about Birmingham ”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Kids and I loved this museum. It is so child friendly, whether the children were toddlers or teenagers like mine. So much to see and learn about. You need hours in there to see it all!

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