If you pass through the business district, you’ll come to the Jewellery Quarter, recognisable by the iconic Chamberlain Clock landmark.
Described by English Heritage as 'a national treasure', the Jewellery Quarter remains a hub of industry producing 40% of British jewellery to this day. But don’t let the name deceive you; the district isn’t just jewellery and watches. The Jewellery Quarter is one of the most desirable places to live for young people who live and work in the city, with stylish warehouse apartments and stunning redbrick churches.
The influx of young professionals mean that the up-and-coming area has been injected with a fresh lease of life. If you explore the Jewellery Quarter you’ll find the Georgian streets littered with indie stores, trendy bars, art galleries and more. From popular pub quizzes and the much loved live music venue; the Jam House, Birmingham students find themselves venturing more and more into the Jewellery Quarter for a night out. In the city centre you’ll find stunning pre-Raphaelite art from some of the greatest artists in Europe, however for the history of your city, the Jewellery Quarter is the place to check out.
Learn about the industries which put Birmingham on the map, with museums and galleries including the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. For those of you who like an off-beat museum, check out the Pen Museum or step back in time at the Coffin Works.
Explore the Jewellery Quarter with our students Rumali and Harvey and see how they spent their day;