Properties and events in West Midlands 2017

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An Afternoon Celebrating Manufacturing in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council, 25 Dollman Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4RQ

Birds Custard, Cadburys chocolate and Timmins Tools, all manufacturing companies, all from Birmingham! On the 7th September delve into the…

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Aston Parish Church Birmingham

Aston Parish Church, Witton Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6QA

Aston was one of the wealthiest areas in the midlands and the iconic parish church has high quality memorials and structures associated with the…

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Big Brum Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Victoria Square, Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BB

A live guided exciting adventure on the Big Brum Open Top Buz through the UK's second city, the Brummagem tour takes you to the commercial heart…

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3TR

An oasis of delightful gardens, peaceful and tranquil, just one mile from the city centre. Opened in 1832, these historic Gardens are home to…

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Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd, Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TB

Help us celebrate the incredible history of Birmingham Hippodrome. Attend a free Heritage Talk and uncover all our wonderful stories spanning over…

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Bournville Carillon & Visitor Centre (The Rest House) - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Installed by Bournville Village Trust founder, George Cadbury in 1906, Bournville Carillon is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the…

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Bournville Junior School - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Built between 1902 & 1905 and designed by William Alexander Harvey, this Grade II listed school consists of red brick with stone…

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Bull Street Quaker Meeting House

40 Bull Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AF

Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, built in 1933 on a city centre site occupied by Quakers since 1702. There are old gravestone in the garden.…

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Church of Saint Alban the Martyr

Corner Stanhope Street/Conybere Street, Highgate, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

Grade II* listed large Victorian Gothic Church, architect John Loughborough Pearson 1881, with tower by Reynolds 1938. Only stone vaulted church…

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Community Food Festival and Garden Show

Winterbourne House and Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2RT

The Conservation Volunteers once again join Winterbourne House and Garden to bring you a packed event which features food stalls, children's…

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Exploring the Private Collections of Assay Office Birmingham

Assay Office Birmingham , Icknield Street , Birmingham , West Midlands, B18 6RZ

A rare opportunity to visit the new Assay Office, to appreciate key items from their Private Collections under the expert guidance of curator…

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Fircroft College of Adult Education - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Fircroft College of Adult Education, 1018 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6LH

Founded in 1909 by George Cadbury Jr, grandson of Cadbury’s co-founder John, Fircroft College of Adult Education is based in his former family…

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Heritage Weekend Wind Down at Stirchley Baths

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT

At the end of a busy weekend exploring the wonderful history of Birmingham, join us to wind down and enjoy a bit more history over a drink and…

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Moor Pool Heritage Festival - Moor Pool Hall & The Circle

Moor Pool Hall, 37 The Circle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9DY

Discover Moor Pool Garden suburb, one of the last remaining intact garden suburbs in the UK and one of Birmingham's best kept architectural…

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Moor Pool Heritage Festival - Nettlefold Garden

Moor Pool Garden Suburb, Harborne, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9ll

This 'secret garden suburb', the Moor Pool Estate is a hidden oasis, located just 10 minutes from Harborne High Street. Designed in the Arts and…

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Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works

Birmingham Conservation Trust Ltd, The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JP

The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you…

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Saint Nicolas Place.The Old Grammar School & Tudor Merchant’s House

Parish of Kings Norton, 81 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8RU

Free guided tours by costumed guides, at 11.am 12.30pm & 2.pm. The Old Grammar School. Wonderful medieval timber roof. This building has many…

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Selly Manor Museum - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2AE

Selly Manor is a beautiful Tudor manor, first recorded in 1476, which stands alongside the medieval cruck hall of Minworth Greaves. These two…

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Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

92 Griffins Brook Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1QG

Lazarica Church, Birmingham is one of many Serbian Orthodox churches devoted to the medieval Serbian ruler, St Lazar. It is the first…

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Shifting Birmingham: 900 Years Drawn and Erased

The Works Gallery (3rd Floor), 311, Jubille Trade Centre , Pershore Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6ND

Shifting Birmingham: 900 years drawn & erased is a visual & public participatory art exhibition based on the soon to be demolished historic…

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Singers Hill Synagogue

Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, Singers Hill, Ellis Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1HL

Singers Hill Synagogue, the synagogue of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, is the oldest synagogue in Birmingham. The present building was…

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Spring Hill Library

Spring Hill Library, Spring Hill, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7BH

Spring Hill Library opened in 1893 and is one of the oldest of the original Birmingham branch libraries. The library was designed by Frederick…

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St Francis C of E Church - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

St Francis Church, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY

Bournville Parish Church, which is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, is a place of calm and beauty beloved by local worshippers. George Cadbury…

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St Laurence’s Church, Birmingham

St Laurence Church, 173 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2LX

This historic church, mentioned in the Domesday Book, will be open for visitors. Tours of the church will be available at 11am and 1pm on Saturday…

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St Mary’s Convent of Mercy

98 Hunters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1EB

St Mary's is a little-known architectural gem by Augustus Welby Pugin, and is an interesting example of Pugin's Convent architecture. The convent…

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Stories from the Stones - St Mary’s Churchyard Heritage and Access Project

St. Marys Church, St. Marys Row, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8HW

Stories from the Stones For a truly unique experience come along to St Mary’s Churchyard in Moseley, take a stroll around the churchyard and…

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SuperHome Open Day - Hawthorne Road, Bournville, Birmingham

Hawthorne Road, Kings Norton, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1EQ

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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The Aston Tavern

Aston Tavern, 10 Aston Hall Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7FF

The Aston Tavern is a 20th century tavern that has been restored impeccably throughout. After standing empty for over 22 years and left to become…

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The Birmingham & Midland Institute

Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3BS

The Birmingham & Midland Institute has been at the heart of Birmingham’s cultural life for over 150 years, originally founded by Act of…

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The Bournville Experience - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Days

Linden Road, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JR

Permanently open as part of Cadbury World is The Bournville Experience; a joint initiative between the chocolate factory and Bournville Village…

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The Quadrangle - The Bournville Almshouse Trust - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

214 Mary Vale Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2DH

Built from 1897 by Ewan Harper for Bournville co-founder Richard Cadbury, in the traditional form of single-storeyed alms houses is The…

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Tunnel Trips and The Big Stirchley Baths Stitch!

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT

Explore Stirchley Baths, a Grade II listed former Edwardian swimming pool and wash house, opened 1911, closed 1988 and reopened in 2016 after an…

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Woodbrooke - Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Woodbrooke, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6LJ

Woodbrooke was founded in 1903 by Quaker & Bournville Village Trust founder, George Cadbury. Following a campaign amongst Quaker Friends to…

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Albany Theatre

The Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH

The Albany Theatre is a 1930s art-deco style theatre formally the home of the old Coventry Technical College. The building was designed in 1919…

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Bagot’s Castle

Church Road, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AR

A castle lost for hundreds of years: - The original building is believed to have been constructed on the site in the 11th century at the time of…

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Belgrade Theatre

Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1GS

The Belgrade Theatre was built in 1958 as part of the reconstruction of Coventry after World War II. The Belgrade aquired its name in recognition…

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Charterhouse Priory of St Anne

London Road, (opposite London Road Cemetery), Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JR

The Charterhouse Priory of St Anne started as a Carthusian monastery in 1381 with the help of its founder Richard II. It is a Grade I listed…

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Christ Church

7 Frankpledge Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 5GT

The original Christ Church was opened for worship in August 1832. It was built next to the surviving mediaeval tower of Greyfriars Church in New…

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Coombe Country Park

Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2AB

Coombe Abbey Country Park offers 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, lakeside walks and bird watching all set against the stunning Coombe…

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Council House

Coventry City Council, Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RR

The Council House is a Grade II early Tudor style listed building with rich heraldic decoration. It was built in 1913-17 although due to the…

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Coventrian Narrow Boat operated by the Living Environment Trust

Canal Basin and Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4LH

The Coventrian narrow boat is owned and operated by the Living Environment Trust, a registered charity that seeks to work with communities to…

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Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Ltd (CSWDC)

Coventry & Solihull Waste Disposal Co Ltd, Bar Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4AN

Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company (CSWDC) is an independent waste management company. Their main business is extracting energy (heat…

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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral & Diocese, 1 Hill Top, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5AB

The ruined Cathedral church of St Michael stands as a symbol the triumph of Peace and Reconciliation over the horrors of war and the urge for…

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Dalecote House - Coventry Freemasons Masonic Heritage Centre

165 Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6AU

Originally built in 1878 as a private residence for the Twist family, Dalecote House is an imposing Victorian property located in the heart of…

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Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 4FR

The museum is a charity which aims to promote the heritage of the electric train. On the site you will find the largest collection of preserved…

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Fallen Art ‘Flash’ Art Exhibition

12 Dialhouse Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 7LP

Fallen Art is a 'flash' art exhibition in a Grade II listed timber framed building in the suburbs of Coventry. The gallery will be situated in…

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Godiva 950th Anniversary - Dame Goodyvers Daye

Cathedral Quarter, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1

Unique chance to celebrate 950th Anniversary of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter…

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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5QP

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum tells 2000 years of Coventry's history and is home to an impressive visual art collection. In 2010 it was…

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, 5A Priory Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5EX

Founded in the 12th century first recorded in 1113, it is one of the largest medieval churches in England. Features the famous Doom painting of…

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Holyhead Studios

16 Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AU

Set in the midst of a conservation area adjacent to Spon Street visitors can enjoy this lively and creative space which was built in 1898 and has…

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Lychgate Cottages (presently the Coventry Prayer House)

3-5 Priory Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5EX

The Lychgate cottages are three interconnecting Grade II listed cottages. They are the only intact Benedictine Monastic buildings in the original…

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Queens Road Baptist Church

Queens Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3EG

The church congregation has been meeting since the middle ages of the 17th century but the present chapel was opened in 1884. Retaining many…

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St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AY

This striking collegiate church was described by Sir Gilbert Scott, the eminent Victorian architect as possibly the most beautiful church in the…

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St Mary’s Guildhall

St. Marys Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RN

St Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving examples of a Medieval Guildhall in the country. First built in the 1340s for the merchant…

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Weavers House and Garden

Spon End Building Preservation Trust, 121 Upper Spon Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BQ

A terrace of six timber-framed artisan cottages built in 1455 known as the Black Swan Terrace. Saved from demolition and restored by Spon End…

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Whitefriars Monastery FULLY BOOKED

Gulson Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JP

The buildings known as Whitefriars are the surviving fragments of a Carmelite Friary founded in 1342 until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. All…

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Hidden Objects: Tour and Tea at BCLM

Black Country Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ

Join our Curators to find out about their work behind the scenes and see some of the Museum’s hidden treasures and curiosities. The Hidden…

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Chance Glass Works - Site Visits and Tours

Chance Glass Works, Palace Drive, Spon Lane South, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1NZ

Chance Brothers Glass Works was one of the most important industrial employers in the Midlands region; at its height employing 3500 people…

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Galton Valley Pumping Station - Open Days & Engine House walks

Galton Valley Pumping Station, Old Mainline Canal Towpath, Off Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B661BA

Situated on the Birmingham Main Line Canal, Galton Valley Pumping Station first opened in 1892 with the purpose of pumping water from the lower…

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Smethwick Rolfe Street Station

London Midland, Smethwick Rolfe Street Railway Station, Rolfe Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 2AF

Smethwick station was built in 1890 by the London & North Western Railway. Many of the Victorian design features remain in the main station…

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Exhibition: Kenilworth Road

Knowle Parish Church, The Square, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0LN

A virtual tour along Kenilworth Road, the original main street through Knowle. Including: the medieval village; the road to Coventry & Warwick;…

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The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson Heritage Open Weekend

Fen End Road West, Temple Balsall, Near Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0AN

Join us on Saturday 9th September from 12 noon for our Autumn Fayre on Temple House lawn. Stalls include a Raffle, Tombola, Bric a brac, Books,…

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Stourbridge’s Historical 18th Century Unitarian Chapel

176 Lower High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1TG

The Chapel is a Grade 2 listed building dated 1788. The interior has changed very little since this date; it still has the original wooden box…

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New Hall Water Mill

New Hall Mill, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QU

New Hall Water Mill is an 18th century, Grade II listed, flour mill in full working order. It has a large overshot wheel powering millstones that…

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Aldridge Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8TP

Normally open for a small entry charge, for the weekend only admission will be free with an opportunity to look at examples of locally built and…

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St Matthew’s Parish Church, Walsall

St. Matthews Church Office, St. Matthews Close, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3DG

On Friday evening and Saturday visitors to our church building will be able to see a 12th century crypt including parts of the old east wall of…

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Medieval Mayhem at Bromwich Manor

Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 2EA

The Manor House Museum was once known as Bromwic Hall and was the centre of the medieval manor of West Bromwich. The building dates back to the…

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Oak House uncovered

Oak House Visitor Centre, 190 Oak Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8HJ

The Oak House is a 17th Century Yeoman farmers house which was extended and developed in the 1650s as the family became wealthier. One of these…

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The Locksmith’s House

The Locksmiths House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2DA

Step back into the past at the Locksmith’s House in Willenhall. The Locksmith's House celebrates the efforts of the small family run lock…

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