Glittering Museum more popular than Westminster Abbey

TripAdvisor,, which describes itself as the largest travel community in the world providing real advice from real travellers announced on the 22nd May the top 10 free attractions in Europe and the U.S according to according to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors.

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The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter has made the list at number three ahead of Westminster Abbey and Giant's Causeway.

Top 10 Free European Attractions
1. Pantheon, Rome, Italy
2. National Gallery, London, England
3. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England
4. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
5. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Belgium
6. Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
7. Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
8. Westminster Abbey, London, England
9. St. Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy
10. Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland

The Jewllery Quarter Museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the skilled craft of jewellery making, in the factory of family-run firm Smith and Pepper which produced jewellery for 80 years, and the Jewellery Quarter itself which produces a third of all the jewellery made in Britain.

Further information on the Museum and opening times can be found on the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery webpage on the Museum -


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