Travel back in time a few decades to experience how Newman Brothers operated during its heyday. You will enter a time capsule where the music of the 60s is piped into the building, mingled with the industrial sounds of a working factory.
When the proprietors of the Smith and 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. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the Jewellery Quarter.
Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. To walk into the factory today is to enter a lost industrial world. Behind the frontage of four terraced houses, the workshops retain their original drop stamps and fly presses.
St Paul's is a Grade I listed church in the Jewellery Quarter, a busy area dedicated to jewellery making and other arts and industries. The church is set in Birmingham's last remaining Georgian square and an example of late 18th century urban planning in Birmingham, with rolling lawns and tree-lined walks.
The museum opened in 2001 and contains an amazing collection of around 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham steel pen trades and the history of writing. The collections including items of factory machinery plus other hands-on objects are situated over three ground floor gallery spaces.
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities - exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.