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The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

  • Ancient machinery at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
  • Machinery at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
  • Aerial view of the interior of The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

When the proprietors of the Smith and Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm decided to retire in 1981 they ceased trading and locked the door, unaware they would be leaving a time capsule for future generations.

Tools were left strewn on benches; grubby overalls were hung on the coat hooks; and dirty teacups were abandoned alongside jars of marmite and jam on the shelf. Children will be fascinated by the ordinary factory that seems to have been frozen in time.

In the eighty years before its closure little changed with the working practices or equipment used within the family owned business. Even the decor had more in common with early 20th century trends than a thriving business in the early 1980s.

Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham's renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. If you book a guided tour you and your family can see a demonstration of how jewellery was made without machines!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
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  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
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Getting There and Contact Information


75 to 79 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6HA, England


Click here to visit The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter's website
0121 554 3598

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 - 17:00

Closed Sundays and Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays


Adult: £7.00

Concession: £5.00

Child (3-15 years): £3.00

Family of 3 (max 2 adults): £15.00

Family of 4 (max 2 adults): £17.60

Family of 5 (max 2 adults): £20.20

Guided tours of Smith and Pepper factory take place at 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15


Nice slice of history in a very pretty location

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Si . 01.02.17

The museum itself was in a lovely old building and deceptively larger than it looks from the outside. All kinds of crazy looking machinery and contraptions to gawp at, but also very interesting to see the methods and tools they used to use to create all their jewellery back in the day.

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