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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Office

Award-winning working museum in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter. Museum displays. Guided tours of old offices and workshop with demonstrations of factory equipment. Part of Birmingham Museums.

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Detailed Information


75-79 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6HA.
Tel. 0121 348 8140

Contact Person(s): Rachel West, Barbara Nomikos


  • Adults £7, Concessions £5: (includes guided tour of the Smith & Pepper factory, which can only be seen by tour)
    Children (3 -15): £3 (includes guided tour of the Smith & Pepper factory, which can only be seen by tour)

  • Family of 3          £15

    Family of 4          £17.60

    Family of 5          £20.20

  • FREE entry to shop, café and temporary exhibitions.

  • Annual Membership is available, which allows unlimited access to Birmingham Museums’ museums and heritage sites.


  • Education programme for school groups.

  • Workshop programme for all ages.

  • For group bookings please call 0121 348 8263

Opening Hours

  • Open all year round.
  • Tues to Sat 10.30am - 5.00pm
  • CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays).


  • Shop.
  • Cafe.
  • Toilets.
  • Parent and child room.

Disabled Visitors

  • Lifts (wheelchair access to all areas).
  • Tours/activities for visually and hearing-impaired visitors by arrangement.
  • Disabled toilet.

How to get there:

  • Train: from Birmingham Snow Hill to the Jewellery Quarter (1 stop; the Jewellery Quarter station is just 100 yards from the Museum).
  • Bus: nos. 101, 16, 74, 78, 79, 91 from city centre.
  • Car/coach: A41 Birmingham-Wolverhampton road, turn into Vyse Street approx. 1 mile from city centre.


  • Cars: Multi-storey pay-and-display car park in Vyse Street, approx. 200 yards from the Museum, or on-street (limited stay).
  • Coaches:set down/pick up only outside the museum.
  • one-bay coach space in Branston Street

Average Length of Visit

  • 1-1+ hours.
  • Large parties are split into groups of about 15 and admitted at 5-10 minute intervals to avoid overcrowding.
  • Pre-booking for groups is essential.

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