One of Birmingham’s best-known tourist attractions has undergone a £330,000 facelift.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter has undergone a major refurbishment programme, including an interactive gallery, learning rooms, courtyard and a new tea room.
A temporary exhibition space has also been created and features the show Cast in a New Light by Shona Marsh.
The revamped museum was opened by councillors Ray Hassall and Neville Summerfield and chief executive of Birmingham Assay Office Michael Allchin.
The museum, which opened in 1992, is based on the historic workshops of family-run jewellery firm Smith and Pepper, which was founded in 1899. It recently came third in a poll to find Europe’s top free attractions by travel website Trip Advisor, beating world-famous attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.