Visit the Jewellery Quarter
Eat, Drink & Relax
Whether it’s fine dining at Folium or Opheem, Bao buns at the Lucky Duck, or American burgers at the Rose Villa Tavern, you’ll never go hungry when visiting the JQ. We’re also home to the World's best Gin Bar, Birmingham’s first ever Darts Bar as well as Jools Holland’s iconic Jam House.
The JQ is also home to a plethora of boutique hotels that make your stay that just a bit more special. Frederick Street Townhouse, Saint Paul’s House and Bloc Hotel are all situated within the Quarter and all offer a unique and relaxing stay. You can check out all our hotels in our brand new Visitor Guide which you can download below.
Great experiences are made in the Jewellery Quarter
The Jewellery Quarter Festival
Annually, the Jewellery Quarter Festival attracts 13,000 visits with people of all ages enjoying family fun entertainment, celebrating the energy and history of the Quarter over a two day extravaganza.
Christmas Lights Switch On
With the Jewellery Quarter being a Christmas destination, the area enjoys a fantastic Christmas Light's Switch on party, bringing visitors from across the region. Expect music, street food and fireworks.
JQ Events Schedule
With the majority of independent businesses putting on their own events, there is always something going on in the Jewellery Quarter. Whether it's a festival, a pub quiz, a tour or an exhibition, there's events for all ages.
To make your own JQ experience, download our Jewellery Quarter Visitor Guide. With hints and tips on what to do and see and information on parking and transport, the guide will help you plan your JQ trip.
Learn & Explore
Dating back to the 1800s, the Jewellery Quarter has a long and rich history. Experience what life was like working here as you step back in time inside the world renowned, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Built around the preserved Smith and Pepper jewellery factory which closed its doors in 1981, it gives visitors a rare glimpse into working life of bygone jewellers. Other museums include the Coffin Works Museum and Pen Museum.
Take part in the Jewellery Quarter Heritage Trail and explore the rest of the Quarter’s incredible heritage, including Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries - the resting places of many influential Birmingham figures and St Paul's Square - Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square that houses the beautiful St Paul’s Church, dating back to the 1770s.
History was made in the Jewellery Quarter
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life within the Quarter. Explore this extraordinary time capsule on a lively guided tour.
The Coffin Works Museum
This grade II* listed factory and its contents tells the story of Birmingham’s last coffin-furniture factory which operated for over 100 years until 1998 when workers left the building for the very last time.
The Pen Museum
Immerse yourself in the history of the 19th century pen trade and discover the tough working conditions of women working in the pen factories. Take part in writing with feather quills, reeds and steel pen nibs.
Download the JQ Heritage Trail
A list of 18 heritage sites within the Jewellery Quarter, the JQ Heritage Trail provides you with a route to walk at your own leisure. With information on each site, learn and explore as you ramble through our historic streets.
Browse & Buy
While we still boast the highest concentration of independent jewellers in the UK, the Jewellery Quarter today is more than just our namesake. Our streets are teeming with independent retailers from rare whiskey and wine merchants to vintage gifts and homeware all in a welcoming community just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
With a prestigious history spanning over 250 years, the Jewellery Quarter has long been home to some of the most highly-skilled jewellery makers and goldsmiths, many of which still have factories within the Quarter today.
Producing 40% of the UK’s jewellery, the knowledge and expertise that derives from our makers, are second to none. Whether you’re searching for that unique hand-made engagement ring, or a rare piece of jewellery for that someone special, our jewellers can advise and help you make that perfect choice.
Purchase items made in the Jewellery Quarter
Explore the jewellery shops
Browse the many jewellers that adorn the streets of the Jewellery Quarter. Hand made - and often cheaper than high street prices - jewellery made in the Quarter is both unique and made to the highest quality.
Explore non-jewellery retailers
Whether it's vintage gifts, chocolate, clothing or rare whiskey, explore the hundreds of independent retailers that are thriving within the Jewellery Quarter. Find that perfect birthday or holiday gift.
Attend an event
Try before you buy at one of the many workshops or events that are put on by our retailers. Or why not attend a live auction to get your hands on unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Explore the catalogue of events.
Download the JQ Shopping Guide
The JQ Shopping Guide details a full breakdown of all retailers within the Quarter. Whether it's jewellery or vintage gifts, the guide will give you all the information you need to perfect your shopping trip!