Days: Tuesday-Saturday. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
Times: 10.30am - 5pm
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.
When the proprietors of the Smith & Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm retired in 1981 they simply ceased trading and locked the door, unaware they would be leaving a time capsule for future generations.
Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage.
Explore this extraordinary time capsule on a lively guided tour. Watch live demonstrations at the jewellers’ bench of the traditional skills of this fine trade, and discover what it was like to work here.
Price: See Birmingham Museums website for details (http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk)
Opening days: Tuesday-Saturday. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
Opening times: 10.30am-5pm
Location: 75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6HA