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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


This is the first in a series of four exhibitions from the Collecting Birmingham  project. It showcases local people’s stories from the Ladywood, Aston, Soho and Nechells areas.

Held at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the exhibition focuses on real stories of working life. From a factory in the Jewellery Quarter to a prison in Winson Green, the exhibition explores how working lives for men and women have changed over the past 60 years.

These histories have been captured through newly acquired objects and recorded interviews collected from local people. All of the objects and interviews on display in the exhibition have been consulted on with the community through the Collecting Birmingham’s engagement programme.

Over the coming months we will be holding events to further explore what it was really like working in Birmingham, and how the workplace has changed. If you have a story or object that can help us tell this story please contact:
T. 0121 348 8192
E. collectingbirmingham@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Free exhibition.