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What our visitors say…

The Barber currently ranks in the top 10 most-popular things to do in Birmingham on TripAdvisor. Here are some of the great things our visitors have been saying about us on there.

“Hidden away but a must visit for art lovers.”- NB1957, Cardiff

“They have an exceptional small art collection that is worth a visit.”- Jacqueline C, Birmingham

“The lunchtime concerts are the highlight of my week.” – Annette, Birmingham

“Blown away… Small, perfectly formed and demanding attention and concentration. An absolute must see.”- Jane C.

“A fabulous gallery”- Angie, Birmingham 

“The painting collection is fabulous and the free Friday concert series is well worth getting into” – Reyn, Birmingham

“A great display of wonderful paintings by some of the world’s best loved artists.”- Chris P, Braunton

“Wonderfully peaceful and manageable gallery. What bliss!”- John M, Sutton Coldfield 

And here are some quotes from our visitor book…

‘Francis Bacon’s paintings were wonderful to see again!’- Emilla Chandos, Mayfair, 11/02/17

‘…the whole collection is mind blowing.’- Bahha Khatun, London, 04/02/17

“An opulent discovery.”- Lauren Trevelegon, London, 29/01/17

“My first visit, but not my last! Excellent, thank you.”- Jean King, Derby, 22/01/17

“We are blessed to have access to this collection”- Peter Load Berrl, Birmingham, 19/01/17

“Wonderful gallery- lovely staff. Thank you very much.”- Gard B. Graham, London, 12/01/17

“An incredible collection and wide-ranging. Also a lovely calm atmosphere. Many thanks.”- Kathryn O’Kare, Balsall Heath, 10/12/16

“A marvelous collection, a hidden Birmingham gem!!”- Michael Langmead, Birmingham, 19/11/16

“Wonderful, a Botticelli without a queue!”- C. Helgrewt 

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