The Jewellery Quarter is home to a group of unique museums, which bring to life the trades which made our city ‘the workshop of the world’.
Now you can save when you visit two or more with the Explorer Pass offer. Pay standard admission at the first museum you visit, but get a 10% discount at the second museum and a 15% discount at the third museum. If three museums in one day doesn’t leave you enough time to shop, eat and explore, you can also choose to spread out your visits over 2 days*. Find out more information about the attractions below:
At Museum of the Jewellery Quarter you step back in time to a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop. When the owners of Smith & Pepper jewellery factory decided to retire after 80 years of trading, they simply locked the doors, leaving a time capsule for future generations. Today the factory is a remarkable museum revealing Birmingham’s jewellery and metalworking heritage, where you can enjoy a lively guided tour including demonstrations of traditional jewellery making. After the tour, you can browse for locally made jewellery in our gift shop and have lunch in our wonderfully quirky tearoom housed in a sympathetically converted old factory. Serving a range of delicious cakes and hot and cold drinks, it’s the perfect place to recharge your batteries!
The Pen Museum is located in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, in what was once William Wiley’s pen factory and what is now the Argent Centre – a fabulous red brick building on the corner of Legge Lane and Frederick Street. Immerse yourself in Victorian Birmingham and learn about the steel pen trade that helped place the city firmly on the map. With interpretation, interactive displays and the chance to make your own pen nib; experience this fascinating and integral chapter of Birmingham’s past.
The Coffin Works isn’t quite what you’d might expect, and we promise the surprises will be pleasant ones! Entering the factory is like stepping back in time to the heyday of Newman Brothers in the 1960s; the shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Churchill, Chamberlain and the Queen Mother.
*Please provide proof of your receipt(s) at listed venues, which entitles you to either 10% or 15% off your next visit within 2 days. Please note that this only guarantees you space on the next available tour. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.