Family days out in the Jewellery Quarter this Half-Term

Bring the family to the Jewellery Quarter this half term with a variety of events and attractions throughout the week to keep kids busy and parents happy. To help you along the way we have broken down the family friendly attractions around the Jewellery Quarter to help you plan that perfect day out whether it’s fun, educational, or a bit of both. So what are you waiting for? Grab the family and get planning your fun day out in the Jewellery Quarter!

Attractions

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

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 however, but a hands on experience. 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.

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

The Pen Museum has recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to further expand its museum experience.

The Pen Museum has recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to further expand its museum experience.

 

Newman Brothers Coffin Works
13 – 15 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JP

Be transported back to the factory’s heyday in the 1960s and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of factory life during this decade. Join in one of the special half term family tours where you can try your hand at several tasks or make and take home your very own beautiful print.

For further information on half term events please visit the website here.

The Coffin Works has recently won several awards for its museum experience.

The Coffin Works has recently won several awards for its museum experience. (Image courtesy of Birmingham Conservation Trust)

 

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6HA

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Explore this extraordinary time capsule on a lively guided tour. Watch live demonstrations at the jewellers’ bench of the traditional skills of this fine trade, and discover what it was like to work here. Jewellery Quarter walking tours also available throughout the year.

This venue has a café inside to keep your family refreshed and happy.

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

The museum holds the Smith & Pepper Jewellery Manufacturer with everything exactly as it was the day they closed their doors.

The museum holds the Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory with everything exactly as it was the day they closed their doors.

 

Wonderful World of Trains & Planes
3 Mary Ann Street, St Pauls Square, Birmingham, B3 1BG

Take the kids for a trip through the tulips this half term as Wonderful World of Trains & Planes launches Dutch Week. During Dutch week the model railway layouts will be transformed to recreate in miniature, the sights and sounds of Holland’s cities and towns complete with tiny tulip fields, wonderful windmills and tourist barges winding their way through our recreated canal network. Children will have the chance to make a tulip or flower bouquet, providing a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and WWTP’s café will serve up a variety of Dutch dishes and treats during the week including Stroopwafels and Hagelslag.

This venue has a café inside to keep your family refreshed and happy.

For costs and opening times please visit the website here.

One of many miniatures built exclusively for Dutch Week.

One of many miniatures built exclusively for Dutch Week.

 

Food & Drink

The Jewellery Quarter has a host of quaint restaurants, coffee shops and delis to keep you and the kids refreshed and full of energy for your big day out. For a full list of food and drink places in the Jewellery Quarter please download our shopping guide by clicking below.

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For more events and activities happening around the Jewellery Quarter please visit the What’s On Section of our website. For tourist information please email info@jqdt.org, message us on Twitter or Facebook or phone 0121 233 2814 between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.