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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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Did You Know that?...

Fact

Local signed band The Twang recorded an album in the Quarter, aptly titled ‘Jewellery Quarter’.

Fact

Local florist, In Bloom, are not just popular amongst wedding couples and day to day customers. They have provided flowers for Harvey Nichols for over 5 years as well as other businesses across the midlands.