Музей Ювелирного квартала
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Музей Ювелирного квартала
When the proprietors of the Smith & Pepper jewellery manufacturing firm decided to retire in 1981 they ceased trading and locked the door, unaware they would be leaving a time capsule for future generations. Tools were left strewn on benches; grubby overalls were hung on the coat hooks; and dirty teacups were abandoned alongside jars of marmite and jam on the shelf. In the eighty years before its closure little changed with the working practices or equipment used within the family-owned business. Even the decor had more in common with early 20th century trends than a thriving business in the early 1980s. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. There are live demonstrations of traditional jewellery-making skills and visitors can experience of what it was like to work in this noisy and busy workshop.
The vast array of original tools, stamps and machinery that remains inside the factory.

The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 400 jewellery businesses, still making an estimated 40% of UK jewellery and home to over 100 independent specialist jewellery retail outlets. A designated conservation area with over 200 listed buildings, it is a proposed World Heritage Site. Other attractions include Heritage Trails and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. It has been described by English Heritage as a unique historic environment in England.

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