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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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Address: 75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
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+44 121 348 8140
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10:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an...

Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry.

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Very interesting and a superb comic stand up performance thrown in

Very interesting tour of an old jewellery factory suspended in time. Made even more interesting and enjoyable with Rupert's informative and funny guide around the factory. A real... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yellowcaat
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour of an old jewellery factory suspended in time. Made even more interesting and enjoyable with Rupert's informative and funny guide around the factory. A real insight into jewellery manufacturing. Of interest to all ages. Well worth a visit. Probably better to book your slot.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to learn about Birmingham's contribution to the Jewellery trade. Excellent guided tour, which was just over an hour, round the workshops of this old business,left just as it was until it closed in the early 1970's. Owned by the same family for may years. A little 'Gem' not to be missed!!!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was lucky to get on the tour with a group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and even did practical things to show,us how the shop would have worked. He also included a little 'play acting' which added to the reality of the tour. Really enjoyed it. Would recommend booking though.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting tour of a well-preserved gold jewellery factory. The guide (Steve) was knowledgeable and entertaining and our tour lasted about an hour and a half. This was my second visit. The first time I was with my wife and we were able to just walk in and take a tour. However, Larger groups might be advised to book... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the museum today, what a great guided tour by our host Rupert, such a unique attraction, a working jewellery shop/ workshop.. a frozen time working environment... just a fantastic way to spend a few hours. If you in Birmingham, this is a great place to visit. For all ages and interests.👍

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Longcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guide was interesting, enthusiastic, fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you, Rupert, for bringing Birmingham 's history to life.

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Thank Karen M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum that involves a trip across the city. However make sure you book the tour ahead as it was all booked up for the afternoon when we got there.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here Good Friday and I have to say it's one of the best guided tours I've been on. I generally avoid guided tours because I find them either dumbed down or I'm talked at like I'm an idiot and so would rather go around a museum at my own pace, however it's the only option here (and after my... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this attraction whilst on a random walkabout in the famous Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham; this was a real gem of a find, pardon the pun! We had a light lunch on the premises Tea Room then had an hours guided tour of the original Jewellery workshop of Smith & Pepper, incredible museum workshop it is as it was... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The little slice of company life that you see in the Museum of the Jewelry Quarter feels like a personal look through a time machine. Brendan, our guide, walked us through the genesis, times, and ultimate demise of Smith & Pepper, ending in 1981. The space has been preserved and restored to exactly how things were on that final Friday,... More 

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