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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
+44 121 414 7333
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On Birmingham University Campus. Free. Around 100 or so very well presented and varied pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stewhils
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Orpington
A superb gallery

We visited with a group from The Arts Society Corinium and had a pre-arranged tour by a member of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John T
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1932, this institute has acquired an outstanding collection of Old Master and 19th-century art, which includes masterpieces by Simone Martini, Bellini, Rubens, Murillo and Gainsborough.
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University of Birmingham | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On Birmingham University Campus. Free. Around 100 or so very well presented and varied pictures, chronologically displayed. Everything from Renoir and Matisse to Hans Arp and Howard Hodgkin. Very quiet, and staff super friendly. If you want a great day out do this then stroll...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with a group from The Arts Society Corinium and had a pre-arranged tour by a member of staff- who was excellent- giving us an insight into the way artists have developed their skills over the centuries. The pictures and sculptures on display were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by the suburban location. It is a short train ride out to the University from the city. The gallery is a fine building stuffed with interesting art. and it's free entry. They seem to have an example from almost everyone you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this gallery. It's free (with donations welcomed) and it has a good selection of art without being so huge that you forget what you've seen.

Thank R S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We endured torrential rain on the motorway to get to the university campus, where we searched for car parking. Not having any success, we asked the gate man, who directed us to a car park and told us to get a 'permit' from the desk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next to the University of Birmingham campus a good mix of different art periods and themes. Suggested donation of £5 but free. Best accessed by foot or bus (Bristol Road) as no on site parking.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't tend to associate universities with art galleries, which is why the Barber is so unique. The quality of the curation is superb and the collection includes a number of works by French Impressionists that you'll be stunned to find live in Birmingham!

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a hidden gem of a gallery with an interesting range of art from the 14th century until the modern period. Very attractive art deco architecture. Well worth a visit, especially as it is free entry.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Came here on a rainy day. Parked on a nearby street and walked through the university grounds to get here (Easier than finding parking nearby). Nice collection of art, spent a good hour or so here. Free entry. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Small but interesting collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, including some important names like Picasso, Renoir or Monet. Free entry, so worth a visit of you are around.

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