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25 March 2020VISIT TO THE JEWELLERY QUARTER, BIRMINGHAM

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VISIT TO THE JEWELLERY QUARTER, BIRMINGHAM

Wednesday 25 March 2020

http://taswox.org.uk/DocumentStore/booking%20form.pdfThe Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is Europe's largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade; it produces 40% of all the jewellery made in the UK.  It is also home to the world's largest Assay Office which hallmarks around 12 million items a year. Historically, it has been the birthplace of many pioneering advancements in industrial technology.

Today’s visit will start with a tour the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter which is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. A short walk down Vyse Street will take you close to the Red Lion pub for lunch; other venues are available. For the afternoon, a visit to the Pen Museum dedicated to honouring and celebrating Birmingham’s 19th Century steel pen trade has been arranged. The walk between the venues is short and easy going.

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