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Argentea Gallery

28 St Paul's Square Birmingham B3 1RB

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Argentea is a new gallery dedicated to showing the very best contemporary photography from both British and international artists.

Our aim is to support the careers of both emerging and established artists by promoting an awareness and appreciation of contemporary photography and by providing a platform where ideas and practices can be explored and tested. In pursuit of this we will present a programme of well researched, stimulating and thoughtful exhibitions supported by appropriate events and publications.

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Birmingham Tours Ltd

134 Greenfield Road Harborne Birmingham B17 0EG

078051 15998
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Birmingham Tours specialises in providing friendly, professional qualified guides for driving and walking tours of Birmingham to make your stay in the city an enjoyable unique experience. Our themed walking and bus tours include Welcome to Birmingham, Jewellery Quarter – diamonds are forever! Ghost and many more. We offer private and fixed date walking and bus tours throughout the year and operate the Big Brum Open Top Bus sightseeing tour.  This guided tour – chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, sport and art – Birmingham has it all! runs every weekend from the end of April to the end of September. Tour times 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 from Victoria Square. The Big Brum Open Top Bus is available for private hire all the year round for corporate entertainment, private parties, weddings, school outings to name but a few possibilities.

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Escape Live

Arch 39 Henrietta Street Birmingham B19 3PS

0121 572 3131
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 9pm
Closed Mondays

Escape Live is an exciting group game with a difference. Your mission is simple – escape from a locked room in just 60 minutes by solving a series of challenging puzzles.

Dr Wilson is a master detective who has solved many crimes in his distinguished career. But this case could prove to be deadly for him. One of the suspects he is investigating is threatening his life. Dr Wilson is now relying on you and your team to unveil the identity of the right suspect. He has left clues around his office and it is up to you to find them, solve the mystery and escape.

Room 13 is a unique experience which is not for the faint-hearted. Amy is locked in a room and is relying on your team’s wit and skill to get her out alive. You are her only hope. You must piece together clues, solve puzzles and find objects to get the four digit number you need to release her. With just 60 minutes to rescue Amy, will you manage to save her life?

Do you have what it takes to get out in time?

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Fellows & Sons

Augusta House 19 Augusta Street Birmingham B18 6JA

0121 212 2131
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Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm Friday: 9am - 4pm Saturday: open for viewing 11am- 4pm Sunday closed.

Fellows is one of the UK’s leading auction houses. Our location makes us ideally suited to offer a range of expert services across the UK and with an established online presence we are well-equipped to reach a wide variety of international clients.

As specialists in a variety of fields and with an auction to cater to every need, our continually changing inventory makes us a hub of excitement for lovers of watches, jewellery, and antiques. We take pride in our friendly manner and excellent customer service as our aim is to provide you with the ultimate auction experience, where, as a collector, vendor, or someone who is curious about the world of auctions, you can participate with complete confidence.

Fellows has built up long-term relationships with its clients by providing a service tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual; we are continually trying to find new ways to innovate and expand so that we can improve this service. As well as investing in spacious and comfortable salerooms, we have developed technology to make the buying and selling process as simple as possible. Our website and bidding platforms, both for desktop and mobile devices, allow our customers to navigate all aspects of our auctions without ever attending one in person!

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6HA

0121 348 8140
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Open Bank Holiday Monday

Enjoy a guided tour around a real jewellery factory little changed since the early part of the last century, including a demonstration of jewellery making techniques at the jeweller’s bench. For more than eighty years Smith and Pepper produced jewellery from this workshop, founded in 1899.

The ‘Earth’s Riches’ gallery showcases jewellery made from material found in the natural world, from whale tooth and coral to diamond and platinum. A wide range of original jewellery by local designer makers is sold through the museum shop, as well as a wide variety of gifts and books.

The Museum tells the story of jewellery production in Birmingham over the last 200 years as well as exploring the Jewellery Quarter as it is today

Only Heritage Tours give access to the Smith and Pepper factory works.

Prices Admission to Galleries  
Adult £7
Concession* £5
Child (3-15 years) £3
Child (under 3) Free

Heritage tours of the Smith and Pepper factory take place at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4pm. Pre-booking is advisable.

Café, shop and temporary exhibitions are free.

Book Tours: 0121 348 8263.  Lines open Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm.

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Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

13-15 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JP

0121 2334790
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Opening Hours:
Monday and Tuesday
Closed. We are open on bank holidays.

Wednesday – Sunday
Doors open 10.45am. Guided tours on the hour from 11am to 3pm. Last entry 3pm.

We will be closed between 10/12/16 - 01/02/17

Experience a time capsule – with its working machinery and unusual products – coffin handles and ornaments, linings and shrouds – left on the shelves and workbenches when the workforce set down their tools and left for the very last time.

The Newman Brothers factory is a wonderfully preserved example of Victorian engineering which produced some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Chamberlain and the Queen Mother.

Our costumed guides will lead you around the factory where you will experience the sights, sounds and smells of factory life and hear stories about workers, owners and trade. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, “It’s not what you might expect!”.

Great for families with “hands on” activities for all ages, and a range of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. 1960s themed tea room for hot and cold drinks while you wait.

This slice of Birmingham’s industrial heritage was preserved by Birmingham Conservation Trust.

Guided Tours and Self-Guided Visits

Standard W/Gift Aid
Adult £6.00 £6.60
Concession £5.00 £5.50
Child (5-16) £4.00 £4.40
Child (Under 5) FREE
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children) £11.00 £12.10
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £16.00 £17.60

Birmingham Conservation Trust Supporter FREE (sign up when you visit for unlimited visits to Newman Brothers for 12 months, plus many other benefits!)

Tuesday is Community Day! Free admission for residents of Ladywood Ward with proof of residency / postcode (e.g. bank statement, utility bill).

Exhibitions
Free admission to Exhibitions only.  See Newman Brothers Opening Times. Last entry 4.15pm. There is a charge for factory tours.

Need space for hire? See The Coffin Works here.

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RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street Birmingham B3 1SA

0121 236 4353
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Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Check the news page of the website for bank holiday opening hours

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity that supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities – exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. The Society owns and runs its own exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square. Admission to all our exhibitions is free and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery.

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St Paul’s Gallery

94 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH

0121 236 5800
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Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm

St Paul’s Gallery was founded in 2001 and specialises in music related artwork and artefacts.  Its collection of works from bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Queen attracts customers and collectors from across the globe.

St Paul’s Gallery is the world’s largest retailer of signed limited edition album cover art prints and displays every image within the vast white wall gallery. All prints are signed by the original artists and many also signed by band members including Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler and Paul Weller.

Many musicians visit the gallery and donate concert artifacts including stage concert banners, guitars, drums and rare artefacts.  Regular launches are held of new album cover editions, often with the band members present.

St Paul’s Gallery also offers a range of limited edition signed musician photographs and portraits including Madonna, Keith Richards and Frank Zappa.

There is also an in-house framing service available.  There is a full online catalogue on our website.

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The Birmingham Assay Office

PO Box 151 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SB

0871 871 6020
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Opening Hours:
Our trade counter is open from: Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 4pm Friday: 8.30am - 1pm Our switchboard is manned from: Monday to Thursday: 8.15am - 4.30pm Friday: 8.15am to 1pm

The main function of The Birmingham Assay Office is to test and hallmark precious metal items as required by the Hallmarking Act. It is the largest Assay Office in the world and was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773.

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The Blue Orange Theatre

118 Great Hampton Street Birmingham B18 6AD

0121 212 2643
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The Blue Orange Theatre is a professional producing theatre based in the Jewellery Quarter. They produce up to ten in house productions per year as well as hosting visiting companies.  They also hold regular classes, workshops and events for both adults and children.

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The Jam House

3 - 5 St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1QU

0121 200 3030
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 6pm - midnight
Thursday: 6pm - 1am
Friday and Saturday: 6pm - 2am

The Jam House opened on 23 April 1999 featuring TV presenter and pianist Mr Jools Holland. The Jools Holland big band rocked the place on the opening night and continues to make occasional appearances at this exciting and unique venue.

Located in the heart of the historic Jewellerey Quarter, Birmingham the Jam House occupies a traditional Georgian building in the picturesque St Paul’s Square, with seating spread over three stylish yet informal airy floors, boasting a capacity for up to 600 people. The JamHouse is a landmark venue offering music to feed your soul and music to entertain your taste. Live entertainment is available Tuesday – Saturday and, in the words of  Jools Holland, offers ‘a broad church of music styles’ including guitar soaked  rock anthems, big funky soul numbers, swing,  jazz, reggae and blues to name but a few.

For dinner, freshly cooked international cuisine is served in the top floor restaurant, which seats over 80 people with a superb view of the stage. Head chef Ian Carter bring his imaginative international flavor to The Jam House with dishes such as:

Fillet of Bream, Bouillabaisse Sauce, Clams, Potatoes, Fennel

Braised Veal Cheeks, Creamed Potatoes, Caraway & Parsley Carrots,Curley Kale, Reduction of Cooking Liquor Roast Pork Chop, Black Pudding & Apple Pithivier, Spinach, Lentils & Bacon.

The Jam House caters for all party types and sizes – buffet and set menus are available for party bookings and corporate events.

The atmosphere of the Jam House experience is relaxed, non-pretentious and female friendly. The staff at the bar, in the kitchen and on the stage are all aiming for total entertainment for the professional customers that regularly frequent this REAL venue.

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The Pen Museum

Museum Unit 3 The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HS

0121 236 9834
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

During the 19th Century, 75% of everything written in the world was with a ‘Birmingham’ pen. Birmingham was at the forefront of this trade until it declined in the 1950’s with the invention of the biro and fountain pen. At one time there were about 100 factories in the Jewellery Quarter area. The development of the steel pen reduced the cost of writing and enabled the spread of literacy throughout the world.

Set in the atmosphere of a former Victorian pen factory, The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of this trade. There is ongoing research into the social, historical and technical aspects of the trade and also the Jewellery Quarter itself.  The museum has assisted people tracing their genealogy and is keen to hear from anybody who has had connections with the trade.

The Pen Museum is more than just a passive museum with objects on display. It is a hands-on collection! Visitors can try writing with a variety of different implements including quills and typewriters; you can also try writing in Braille or make your own pen nib using original machinery.

The Pen Museum has a range of educational activities that covers both formal and informal learning. The collection can be used to support a variety of curricular subjects including literacy, local history, and citizenship. Calligraphy Classes are held regularly at the Museum see website for details.

The Museum is keen to form partnerships with community groups to encourage participation in various cultural activities.

A meeting room is available for hire with free WI-FI access and refreshments (available on request). More information can be found here.

Admission Fee:

Adult £5 Gift Aid £5.50*
Concessions £4 Gift Aid £4.40*

Children under 16 go free.

*Includes 10% voluntary donation

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Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

3 Mary Ann Street St Paul's Square Birmingham B3 1BG

0121 227 4000
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Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Journey by train from the UK to France, Germany, Canada and Japan in this exciting visitor attraction in the heart of Birmingham! From vast model railways to flight simulators and a four-lane professional car-racing circuit, there is plenty to do and see.

We also have a coffee shop where you can relax and catch up and a fully-stocked model shop where you can buy all you need to build your own model railway.

Admissions:
Adults                                     £7.99 (£7.95 on door)
Children (3-15)                     £4.50 (£5 on door)
Senior Citizens                     £6 (£6.75 on door)
Family Ticket (2 ad, 2ch)   £18.50 (£22 on door)
Under 3s go Free

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Did You Know that?...

Fact

St Paul’s Square was voted one of the Top 20 Urban Picnic Areas in the UK.

Fact

The Rip Van Winkle classic was written in the area.