Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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

Website

www.bmag.org.uk/jewellery_quarter

E-mail

bmag_enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Telephone

0121 554 3598

Fax

0121 554 9700

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Built around the preserved workshops and offices of Smith & Pepper, a Birmingham jewellery firm, the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers a fascinating insight into the city's historic jewellery trade. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the perfectly preserved 'time capsule' factory - little changed since the beginning of the century - and see demonstrations of jewellery making. In addition to the factory tour, the Museum's permanent exhibition galleries tell the story of the Jewellery Quarter and the jeweller's craft, which has been practised in this distinctive part of Birmingham for over 200 years. A further permanent exhibition gallery, Earth's Riches, displays jewellery from the natural world. The Museum brings the story right up to date by showcasing jewellery made by some of the city's most exciting contemporary designers in the museum shop. There is also a delightful new tea room and courtyard for visitors to enjoy.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open all year round
Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am-4.00pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays. Allow 1 hour for guided tour. Last tour of the day will leave at 2.50pm.

Closed: Sundays and Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Admission charges

Free admission. Children under 16 must be accompanied. Groups must be booked in advance. For school visits, please call 0121 551 9025.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Smith & Pepper, a Birmingham jewellery firm
  • Contemporary jewellery designers
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

An Adaptable Trade: The Jewellery Quarter at War

  • 14 June — 31 December 2014 *on now

The exhibition will explore the effects of the First World War on the jewellery trade and the different ways in which it adapted.

Focusing on the stories of local jewellery firms and through the display of artefacts, posters, photographs and personal items, ‘An Adaptable Trade’ tells the history of recruitment of soldiers from the Jewellery Quarter and the changing role of women in the industry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bmag.org.uk/news?id=317

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