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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Science & Industry Collection
The science and industry collection consists of the mass of material abandoned in the factory at the time of its closure in 1981.
The collection contains all the original factory machinery and drive mechanisms, and huge collections of tools and dies, all abandoned in the factory at the time of its closure in 1981.
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Location Details

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
75-79 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham West Midlands B18 6HA United Kingdom
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0121 554 3598
0121 554 9700 
Visiting Information
Free Admission. Open Easter to the end of October Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am to 4pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.
Building Information
The building is a typical small Birmingham jewellery factory of 1899, with modern buildings to either side housing interpretative displays and visitor facilities.
Collections Overview
The collection comprises the entire contents of the Smith and Pepper jewellery factory as it was found when the factory closed in 1981, together with appropriate social history material and examples of jewellery.
Display Overview
The factory itself was retored as found in 1981, and now sometimes accommodates working craftspeople demonstrating jewellery-making skills to visitors. The adjoining building houses interpretative displays describing the history and manufacturing processes of the jewellery industry in Birmingham.
Star Objects
Original tools, stamps and machinery that remains inside the factory.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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