Located in the city centre, next to the Council House. The museum's collection of gold and silver is a reminder that Birmingham has been a centre for trade in these precious metals for over 200 years. The gallery contains an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and works by Constable, Van Gogh, Botticelli and Gainsborough.
Birmingham's sparkling Jewellery Quarter has over 100 specialist retailers offering a wide range of traditional, bespoke and contemporary jewellery. You can buy direct from the makers or even commission your own unique design. There are also several free jewellery museums and galleries to visit.
Located in Edgbaston, to the west of the city centre. Its 15 acre grounds were laid out in 1831, containing collections of trees, shrubs, alpine plants and tropical glasshouses.
Tour a world of chocolate fun on an educational visit to Cadbury World in Bournville, home to Cadbury’s chocolate for over 150 years.
Demonstrators show how they 'temper' chocolate and make it easier to work with, plus, try writing your name in gorgeous, warm sticky chocolate!Book Tickets Online with Attractiontix
Opening times: prebooked
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Location: Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham
Tel: 0121 393 6004
A modernistic gallery featuring temporary exhibitions in a variety of media, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting and sculpture.
Located in Brindley place. Contains over 60 aquatic displays of flora and fauna from the Red Sea, the Pacific coast, the Caribbean and other exotic destinations. Includes over 1000 sea creatures, such as Hammerhead Sharks, Green Turtles, Seahorses, Sting Rays, Eels and Nemo fish, swimming in a realistic, simulated underwater setting.
A Jacobean mansion house, built in 1635, which still retains its original grandeur. The house, located 2 miles north of the city centre, stands in extensive parkland. It contains a grand balustraded staircase, a magnificent paneled gallery and a kitchen decked out with period cookware.
A fully restored l8th-century, Grade II listed, water-mill, located on the River Cole in the southern suburb of Hall Green. It was originally a corn grinding mill but was also used for blade grinding during the 19th century. J. R. R. Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings) lived near the mill as a child, and it forms part of the Tolkien Trail, which follows the places that influenced his writing. The mill is open to the public from April to October throughout the year.
Located in the eastern suburb of Yardley. A 16th century, half-timbered yeoman's house. The house is now a domestic museum, with many authentic period rooms containing original wall-paintings. The garden is set out with lawns, yew trees and fruit trees in a style common to the period.
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