Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter is completely unique. There is no other historic townscape like it in the world.


"The Jewellery Quarter has a particular combination of structures associated with jewellery and metalworking which does not seem to exist anywhere else in the world. It's a national treasure"
English Heritage

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For most of its history, the Jewellery Quarter was a closed community. There were no jewellery shops until the late 1970s when the economic recession prompted some of the manufacturers to open their doors to retail customers. Soon, other retailers moved into the area and in the 1980s, old buildings started to be restored rather than pulled down.

Start exploring the Jewellery Quarter's history by booking on to one of our many tours or by visiting our museums and attractions. Step into untouched factories, explore the Warstone Lane catacombs and gaze at over 200 listed buildings.

The Jewellery Quarter today

Today, the area has undergone further regeneration and many of the former factory buildings have been taken over by a mix of independent businesses and creative workshops or turned into quirky residential apartments.

The Quarter contains one of Europe’s largest concentration of manufacturing jewellers. Combining the very best of traditional craftsmanship with innovative designs and high-quality materials, they create beautifully crafted custom jewellery.

Home to a community of independent makers, a flourishing food and drink scene and a heritage that attracts visitors from far and wide; the Jewellery Quarter has established itself as a global destination.

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) was established to help maintain this positive business environment and improve the experiences of those that visit.


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