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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
+44 121 348 8140
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An insight into the graft behind the glitter.

This tour takes you behind the scenes to show the working conditions that produced the glittering... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Amazing trip back in time!

A lovely morning spent in museum, having a tour. Rachel was a cracking tour guide, so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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75-80 Vyse Street | Hockley, Birmingham B18 6HA, England
+44 121 348 8140
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour takes you behind the scenes to show the working conditions that produced the glittering and ornate gold jeweller of the show room. Our guide Carl had an excellent working knowledge of the history, development, work and techniques of a manufacturing jeweller in the1900s...More

Thank reluctanttravaller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely morning spent in museum, having a tour. Rachel was a cracking tour guide, so knowledgeable and pleasant. 2 smallish galleries of interesting bits and pieces, with lots of information. The tour went round the actual old jewellery factory. A time capsule and wonderful...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only do you get to hear great stories about the time, you also get to see things exactly as it was. Rarely do you get to have a really authentic experience of what working conditions were like, but this is it - the real...More

Thank TravelBug282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gallery and it was interesting but it was the tour which made the visit for us. The gentleman who took us round the factory painted a vivid picture as to how it was run, the people, their roles and characters. He pointed...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most interesting museums I have visited. The 90 minute guided tour was both informative and entertaining and a must if you visit. The temporary exhibition of Willard Wigan's Through the Eye of a Needle was amazing and well worth seeing.

Thank JudithH124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, two little ones aged 7 and 8 and me visited this fascinating museum. The tour we had with the accompanying information left us all enthralled. The tour and talked lasted an hour and a half and the girl with long ruby red hair...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feast your eyes on such beautiful original jewellery styles, then educate yourself in the Jewellery Museum. This is a place where time literally stood still and left behind a wealth of years working and experience. The guide was brilliant he had an very listenable delivery....More

Thank KentWanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for a couple of hours. Make sure you do the tour which brings it alive. You get to see jewellery factory as it was left when the business closed down.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book a tour.....excellent. Our guide Brendon brought this visit to life, explaining the working life of a the craftsmen and women who worked here, we have no reason to complain about today's working conditions. Our tour group was comprised of all ages and we were...More

Thank mojogb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is pretty short, but it's interesting, and the guides were able to answer every question that was asked. I'd definitely recommend it.

Thank Charlotte D
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
Hello, how can we help? I only post about the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and this site has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and has recently won the 'Best Told Story' in the Visit England Awards for the second... More
13 November 2015|
Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. It is possible to walk from New Street, but it would take at least 20 - 25 minutes. If you prefer you could catch another train from Snow Hill Station which takes you straight to the... More
8 October 2015|
Response from Rachel W | Property representative |
The cost of a heritage tour and entrance to the upstairs galleries is £7 per person. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but open all other days between 10.30am - 5.00pm. Please feel free to give us a call if you would... More