Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is home to over 200 jewellery businesses and has a history spanning 250 years. With over 200 listed buildings, it is a designated conservation area that has been described by English Heritage as “a unique historic environment in England, which has few, if any, parallels in Europe”.
Visitors to this unique area will find that they are never short of things to see and do.
With an estimated 40% of all UK jewellery still being made in this one small area, it is not surprising that discerning customers come from all over to find affordable jewellery items of the highest order. The area has well over a hundred specialist jewellery retailers so the range of options really is staggering. And, you can always commission an individual piece from one of the many jewellery shops that have workshops at the back of their premises if you want something truly unique!
The Quarter’s beloved Museum (based in an old jewellery factory) is well worth a visit, as is the Pen Room Museum, which reflects the area’s reputation for being the World’s epicentre for pen production in the 19th century. More history can be found by navigating the Quarter’s public art and building trails and exploring the eerie catacombs within the historic cemeteries.
Regardless of whether you come for the shopping or for the history, you can be sure that your visit to the Birmingham Jewellery quarter will be well worth it!