Jewellery museum celebrates 25 years

Launch of new gallery celebrates birthday of award-winning centre

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter celebrated its 25th birthday with an event in its new commercial gallery. Since opening in 1992, the multi-award-winning museum has welcomed more than 750,000 visitors, giving them a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s jewellery and metalwork heritage. The anniversary marked the launch of the commercial gallery space in the Smith & Pepper Tea Room, which showcases local artwork and is currently displaying photographer Verity Milligan’s first solo exhibition. On display until 29 July, the free exhibition showcases 15 images of iconic city locations taken by Verity.


1 Ellen McAdam, Cllr Philip Davis, Alex Nicholson Evans

2 David Foster, Rachel Cockett, Nicky and David Clarke

3 Ross Jukes, Fraser McGee, David Oram, Sarah Mc Gee

4 Verity Milligan, Sandra Milligan, Rachel Challis, Jaya Nagra

5 Daniela Lacey, Laura Davis, Tara Tomes

6 Oliver Buckley, Sue Beardsmore, Ian Grosvenor

7 Verity Milligan