Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

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Acocks Green Heritage Trail

Aldi Foodstore Ltd, Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 6RH

This walk will be looking at the earliest history of Acocks Green, at local religious history, and especially at the street scene, including the…

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An Invitation to Highgate Park

Highgate Park, Highgate, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0TT

Highgate Park used to be four fields, used for grazing, until, in her will, Elizabeth Hollier stated the land should be used for charity. When…

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Archive tour at the Lapworth Museum of Geology

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT

Charles Lapworth was the first Professor of Geology at the University of Birmingham and an influential geologist in the late 1800s/early 1900s.…

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Aston Hall

Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6JD

Discover over 400 years of history and incredible stories at Aston Hall. This is a rare opportunity to visit the Hall for FREE as part of Heritage…

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Austin Village Walk

Northfield Conservative Club, The Mill Walk, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 4HL

Join a leisurely stroll and hear from our guide, a local resident, about the history of this estate, which includes 200 prefabricated cedar wood…

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Birmingham & Midland Institute

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

Have a look around our wonderful, unique building! 9, Margaret Street was built as the second home for the Original Birmingham Library in 1889.…

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Birmingham Back to Backs- Birmingham’s Big Inventions

55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TE

An hour long talk focusing on some of the incredible inventions that taken place in our city. From musical innovations to medical marvels, uncover…

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Birmingham Back to Backs- In conversation with Mykal Wassifa Brown

55 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TE

Hear more about Mykal's inspiration for the Home from Home exhibition in this unique opportunity to explore the space! Have a Babycham from our…

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Birmingham Back to Backs- Lost Children Exhibition Talk

St. Martins Church, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5BB

This talk is about The Middlemore Homes which emigrated over 5000 children, chiefly to Canada between the years 1873 and 1954. The children faced…

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Birmingham Back to Backs- Workshop of the World Tour

55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TE

Discover how Birmingham has contributed to inventions and creativity from the industrial revolution to the present day. Join us for a one-off tour…

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

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

Join us at Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses to explore past and present. You will have the opportunity to join a history walk or…

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Birmingham Honey Show - Winterbourne House & Garden

University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House & Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2RT

Winterbourne has seven acres of stunning Botanical garden for you to explore but today it's all about our 'buzzing' residents, the honey bees. See…

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Bishop Asbury Cottage - Opening

Bishop Asbury Cottage Museum, Newton Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 6HN

Francis Asbury was the first Methodist Bishop in the USA and his story of travelling around America is one of determination and fever. Visit this…

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Bournville Carillon, including the Carillon Visitor Centre (The Rest House)

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 Model Boat Club (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2022)

Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1QS

Bournville Model Yachting Club was founded in 1923 and commenced sailing at Rowheath Park. By 1926 George Cadbury had commissioned an area of…

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Bournville Quaker Meeting House

Bournville Friends Meeting House, 65 Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JT

The Quaker Meeting House was built in 1905 and was designed by William Alexander Harvey, an influential architect on the Bournville estate. It is…

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Bournville Village Primary School

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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Brandwood End Cemetery

Brandwood End Cemetery, Wood thorpe Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6EH

On Saturday the 10th September the Friends will have displays and information in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance area on the far keft of the…

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Cadbury Research Library: behind the scenes with the YMCA archive

Cadbury Research Library, Muirhead Tower (Lower Ground Floor), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT

Join us on a behind the scenes tour of the Cadbury Research Library, the Special Collections for the University of Birmingham, and discover the…

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Cannon Hill Park World Arboretum Tree Stories

Birmingham City Council Office, 2 Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8RD

In Feb 2022 Birmingham City Council received UN Tree Cities status including Cannon Hill Park World Tree Arboretum est in 1873 and maintained by…

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Church of Saint Alban, Highgate

St. Alban the Martyr Church, Conybere Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

A large church was dedicated in 1881 and built in the style of a cathedral, situated in a deprived area of the city. Contains many artefacts and…

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Church of the Ascension, Hall Green

93B School Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 8JQ

A chance to have a look around this beautiful Church consecrated in 1704 as Job Marston’s Chapel, and still a place of active Christian worship…

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Discover Stirchley Baths Community Centre

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

Stirchley Baths has been a well-loved part of the Stirchley community for over 100 years. A swimming baths was first proposed in 1903 and the…

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Discover Stirchley Library

Stirchley Library, 8 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT

Explore Stirchley Library and consider how it was used in days gone by, originally access was much more limited than it is today. From 2.30 to 4pm…

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Explore Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8RN

Celebrate Heritage Open Days this year by visiting the fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens of Blakesley Hall, which was built in 1590 by…

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Explore Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill Museum, Cole Bank Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0BD

Celebrate Heritage Open Days this year and explore Sarehole Mill at your leisure without the need for a guided tour! Enjoy the sights and sounds…

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Fircroft College of Adult Education

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

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

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Handsworth Old Town Hall

20 Slack Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20 2JL

In keeping with the Astounding Inventions theme, we also have items such as a magic lantern projector, early typewriter and domestic cleaning and…

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Hawthorne Rd, Superhome Tours

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

Our house tours take between one and one and a half hours. Please book at harrietmartin@btinternet.com. We show visitors what we did, explaining…

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Highbury

4 Yew Tree Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8QG

Highbury is the home built by politician Joseph Chamberlain set in the beautiful public park Highbury is a brilliant place to visit at any time if…

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Manor Farm Park Heritage Trail

389 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2AB

The 2 km Trail visits ten sites of historic interest in and around Manor Farm Park; each site has a QR code which, when scanned on a smartphone,…

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Matthew Boulton’s Soho House

Soho House Museum, Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B185LB

Join us at Soho House for a tour free tour of the home of Birmingham inventor, industrialist and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton. As you are guided…

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Moor Pool Heritage Festival - Moor Pool Hall and community venues around the Moor Pool Estate

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

Sunday 11th September is a unique opportunity to discover the Moor Pool Estate, one of the last remaining intact Garden Suburbs in the UK and one…

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Moseley Hall Dovecote and 18c style garden

179b Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8JR

Discover why the wealthy people who owned dovecotes had them built at the edge of their properties, and the role that the brown rat and the French…

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Moseley Hall icehouse in Moseley Park & Pool

93A/95 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8DD

Moseley Park is hidden behind the shops in Moseley Village. Saved from development in 1898 by some original Nimbys, it has ever since provided a…

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Museum Collection Centre - Open Day

Museum Collection Centre, Nechells Business Centre, 31 Dollman Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4RH

The Museum Collection Centre is a 1.5-hectare site that holds 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums’ stored collections under one roof. Among the…

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Northfield Baptist Church: Open Days

Northfield Baptist Church, 789, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2NQ

The Church was founded in 1912, and from 1915 met in a hall on Bunbury Road near the junction with Woodlands Park Road. It relocated to a new…

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Open Day at St Mary’s Handsworth

St Mary's Parish Church, Hamstead Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20 2RW

St Mary’s Church, Handsworth is a grade II listed and although largely reconstructed in 1820 and again in 1870, the first stone church on this…

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Parish Church of St Agatha, Sparkbrook

St Agatha's Parish Church, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 1QT

This historic church was built to house an Anglo-Catholic congregation, and from its beginning to the present day, the Anglo-Catholic tradition…

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Selly Manor Museum

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

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

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

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Spring Hill College at Moseley School and Sixth Form

Moseley School, Wake Green Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 9UU

Mid Victorian Gothic style building opened in 1857 as a training college for non-conformist clergy then building and grounds became Moseley…

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St Edburgha’s Church, Yardley, Birmingham

St Edburgha's Church, Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 8PB

The church is open for visits with guided tours available and the bell tower will be open at some time during the weekend. Refreshments will be…

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St Francis C of E Church

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 Church Open with Tours and Bell ringing

St Laurence Church , Rectory Road / Church Hill, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2LX

This historic church lies at the heart of 'Old Northfield' which is somewhat off the beaten track and is now a conservation area. It includes…

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St Mary’s Acocks Green

St Mary's Church, Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 6Qt

Welcome to St Mary’s, the oldest church in Acocks Green, build in 1866. During the last world war, the building was severely damaged, all the…

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St Mary’s Convent of Mercy

St. Marys Convent, 98 Hunters Road, 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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The Birmingham Oratory

The Oratory, 141 Hagley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 8UE

The Oratory Church is Grade II* listed building which dates mainly from the beginning of the Twentieth Century but with an interior which evokes…

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The Quadrangle - The Bournville Almshouse Trust (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2022)

The Quadrangle, 214 Mary Vale Road, Bournville, 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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War Memorial Room, Men’s Pavilion, Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2LU

The War Memorial room contains a collection of company and departmental memorials to Cadbury employees who died in both World Wars. The World War…

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Weoley Hill United Reformed Church

Weoley Hill Church, Green Meadow Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 4DE

There has been a church in Weoley Hill for 100 years but not always on the present site. The church is now in a prominent position surrounded by…

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Woodbrooke

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

Woodbrooke was founded in 1903 by George Cadbury and John Wilhelm Rowntree, who shared a vision to provide the opportunity for Quakers and others…

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Albion Street Church - tours, exhibition, family crafts and activities, refreshments

Assemblies of God, Albion Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3EE

The former Congregationalist Church was open on 6th December 1842. You will have the chance to look inside the building and view some of the…

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Brierley Hill Market - 1940s Day

Market Hall, High Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3AP

Join in the fun at Brierley Hill Market. Saturday 10th: Vintage vehicles, best-dressed man and woman competition, 1940s theme, Maggie O’Hara,…

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St John’s Church

St John's Church, , Leys Road , Brockmoor , Brierley Hill , West Midlands, DY53JA

A chance to view a Grade II listed building and chat to our knowledgeable church warden about the building and it's history.

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St Mary’s church - tour, harp and organ music

St Mary's Church, 26 High Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3AE

A chance to discover St Mary's church by having a touring this historic Pugin designed church, with its astounding art and historic links to the…

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St Michael’s church Brierley Hill, tours and crafts

St. Michaels Church, Bell Street South, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 3EX

Tour Brierley Hill’s oldest building, which is over 250 years old. View the beautiful historic stained glass windows: can you spot all the…

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Baginton Road URC

83 Baginton Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6FP

The industries represented by the stained-glass windows are: Glove Making. This window contains the coat of arms of the Coventry Glovemakers’…

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Bagot’s Castle

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

The present castle is thought to have been built sometime in the 1380s by Sir William Bagot a distinguished nobleman of the time. He is thought to…

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Bridge View Light Railway

F Russell & Sons Ltd, Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AG

The world of model trains is so diverse but normally tiny, intricate models spring to mind. Come and see the other end of the scale, much bigger…

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Caludon Castle Monument and Bands In the Park event

Farren Road, Wyken, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 5EH

It started life as a Manor House which was owned by aristocratic families such as Segrave, Mowbray and Berkeley who, combined, owned it over 400…

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Catch the Conservators - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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

The conservators’ role is to understand, protect and revitalise the physical aspects of an object. This may involve preserving/researching…

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Central Library (formerly the Locarno Dance Hall)

Coventry City Council, Central Library & Reference Library, 17 Smithford Way, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1FY

The glass tower and connecting bridge to the main frontage were retained at the time but were demolished in 1991 when the still current glass…

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Charterhouse

Charterhouse Drive, London Road, (opposite London Road Cemetery), Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JQ

Through the following centuries it had numerous owners and uses, from Tudor home to Victorian Country Estate. Join us for an exclusive Historic…

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Coombe Abbey Country Park Boat House

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

The site is steeped in history dating back to 1150 when the Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks. The Abbey is now a hotel. The Craven family…

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Council House

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

* Opportunity to view the Council Chambers, Lord Mayor's hospitality suite and Lady Mayoress' parlour. * Guides available to talk through the…

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Coventry Cathedral

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

Coventry’s ‘New’ Cathedral celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2022 and we’re giving visitors to see some parts of the campus not normally…

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Coventry Model Railway Club

Coventry Model Railway Club, Unit 3, Coventry Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4LH

Sited at the Canal Basin come up and see our layouts and talk to club members. Three large and several small layouts in a variety of scales…

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Coventry Transport Museum

Millennium Place, Hale Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1JD

Get within touching distance of some of the most amazing vehicles ever invented. See the cars your parents and grandparents drove or explore what…

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Dame Goodyers Daye

6a Priory row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5EX

This Dame Goodyver's Daye is a chance to meet Lady Godiva and her Godiva Sisters and hear and enjoy the stories in their own cultural, ethnic or…

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Drapers’ Hall

Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RN

Historic Coventry Trust invite guests to wonder around the impressive society rooms, or book a place on a tour of Drapers’ Hall. The renovation…

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Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration

264 Westwood Heath Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 8GP

The former Westwood school which closed in 1963 was consecrated as a Greek Orthodox church in 1977 , the original shell will be familiar to former…

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Holy Trinity Church

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

The church building will be open to explore the Medieval Doom painting, ancient artefacts and wonderful architecture. There will be a Saturday…

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King Henry VIII School

King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6AQ

Take a walking tour of the School site and take the opportunity to view documents and other artefacts illustrating the 476 years since the…

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Kingsfield Orchard

A444 island junction of Binley Road, 23 Binley Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4EW

It appears on maps dated around 1860 with many trees and was divided into allotments which were for the use of Freemen of the City. Many old trees…

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London Road Cemetery Resident tours

London Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2JT

Join the Historic Coventry Trust research team as they lead timed walking tours of London Road Cemetery. Discover the characters through time in…

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LTB SHOWROOMS (Above the ‘Litten Tree’ Pub)

The Litten Tree, 1 Warwick Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1EX

Originally built in 1911 as the prestigious showrooms for The Rover Company – the ‘Meteor Works’ Bull Yard factory occupied a large area to…

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Mid-Century Art & Architecture Walk

Godiva statue, Broadgate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1LL

The walk will look at statues, sculptures, mosaics, tiles and buildings to demonstrate how Coventry’s mid-century style influenced a generation…

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MotoFest Coventry

Coventry Motofest Ltd, Hertford Place, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3JZ

As the UK’s largest free motoring festival, MotoFest will feature a unique blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music, culture…

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Olde Tower Beer Launch

Lady Herbert’s Garden, Hales Street , Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1JQ

Historic Coventry Trust are excited to be launching a special new beer, created in collaboration with Dhillon’s Brewery in celebration of the…

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Riley Cars Archive

Unit 8, Coventry Canal Basin, St. Nicholas Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4LY

Riley Cars Archive Heritage Trust are giving you the opportunity to look at numerous documents, photographs, books and magazines relating to the…

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St John the Baptist Church

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

Its history is unique having been founded by Queen Isabella in 1344. It served as a place of worship until the 1530s, after which it was used for…

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St Mary’s Guildhall

St. Marys Guildhall, Coventry, West Midlands

First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St Mary it was enlarged between 1394 and 1414 and extensively embellished at the end of the…

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The Great Meeting House, Coventry Unitarian Church

Unitarian Church, 116 Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AE

The twelve stained-glass roundels in our chapel windows are well worth a view. They represent science, the arts, commerce, learning, and spiritual…

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The Phil Silvers Archival Museum - Celebrating 111 years

Unit 2C, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5ED

The museum is dedicated to the life and work of the late American comedian and actor who was most famous for playing the role of Sgt Ernie Bilko…

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War Memorial Cenotaph Chamber of Silence

Kenilworth Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6PT

This rare opportunity will enable those attending to view the Rolls of the Fallen which lists all the Coventry men killed in the two World Wars as…

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Weavers House and Garden (Spon End Building Preservation Trust)

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

Saved from demolition and restored by Spon End Building Preservation Trust, the project was completed in 2008. Step back into medieval Coventry…

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A celebration of 100 years of Haden Hill Park (and House)

Haden Hill House Museum, Haden Hill Park, Entrance Via Barrs Road and Lee Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7JU (please note that this take you to the gates on Halesowen road, turn onto Barrs Rd)

Haden Hill Park was the back garden of George Alfred Haden Haden Best, who built Haden Hill House and grew up in Haden Old Hall. When he died in…

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Inspired by Haden Hill

Haden Hill House and Park, Entrance off Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7JU

Haden Hill Park was George Alfred Haden Haden-Best's back garden overlooking the Clent Hills. Today his House, Haden Hill House is a museum and…

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What’s down there? Cellar tours at Haden Hill House

Haden Hill House Museum, Off Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7JU

George Alfred Haden Haden-Best built Haden Hill House in 1878 next to Haden Old Hall where he grew up. The new Victorian building was full of…

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What’s up there? Attic tours of Haden Hill House

Haden Hill House Museum in Haden Hill Park, Entrance is off Barrs Road and Lee road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7JU

People often wonder what is up the final staircase at Haden Hill House which is closed to the public - well here is your chance to find out with…

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Astounding Inventions at Top Church

Top Church (St Thomas and St Luke), High , Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1QD

Learn about the Harper and Bean families who built the historic Bean cars. Find out about how Top Church was at the forefront of church design…

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Co-op Heritage Day at Provision House

Provision House, 80-81 High Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

On Wednesday 21st August 1872, seven nailmakers in Dudley formed a Co-operative Society with a contribution of sixpence each. They bought a sack…

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Coroner’s Court

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Dudley Town Hall, St. James's Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HP

Visitors will have the opportunity to see inside the Grade II* listed Coroner's Court. The building was designed by Harvey and Wicks and built…

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Council House - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF

The Council House, listed Grade II, was built to the designs of W. Alexander Harvey & H Graham Wicks in 1934-5. It was the last in a series of…

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Dudley Central Mosque and former St Edmund’s School - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 7AJ

Originally known as the St Edmund's District National School, Lord Ward of Himley donated the land and its foundation stone was laid by Lady Ward…

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Dudley Zoo & Castle

Zoological Drive, Discovery Way, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4AL

Access to the 11th Century Castle in the heart of Dudley Zoo. This venue will open it's doors for free from 5 pm - 7.30 pm (last admission is 6pm)…

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Former Dudley Museum and Art Gallery - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HZ

The locally listed red brick and terracotta building was constructed in 1883 by Bateman & Corser of Birmingham as the Dudley School of Art and…

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Former Dudley Police Station - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands

The Dudley police and fire station began construction during the outbreak of the Second World War. The foundation stone was laid on 19 May 1939…

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Old Police Buildings - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands

This digital event offers the opportunity to look behind the large wooden doors of Dudley’s first police station. It was built by “the county…

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Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands

The church dates from 1842 and was built in local stone in the Early English style. Although the church underwent major reordering in the 1960s,…

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Priory House

Priory House, 2 Priory Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HH

This event offers the opportunity to look behind the large doors of this striking Classical building in a prominent location in Dudley’s…

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St Edmund, King & Martyr, Dudley

Castle Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1LQ

St Edmund's was partly demolished in 1646 on the orders of the Royalist castle commandant so as not to afford shelter to the opposing…

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St James’ Church, Eve Hill, Dudley, Open Day

The Parade, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3JA

Full access to the church, churchyard and crypt (opened in 1972) will enable visitors to discover many interesting features and facts. Tours will…

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The Church of St Augustine of Hippo Holly Hall

Hallchurch Road , Holly HAll , Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0TG

Come and join us in celebrating the life of our parish church there’s an opportunity for those who are tracing their family tree to view…

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The Crown Public House

201 Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1ED

This former public house dates from 1895 and was built in overtly Victorian Gothic style, which is displayed in its chateau-style roofs, spired…

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Town Hall - Virtual Tour

Dudley, West Midlands

The Town Hall, Museum and Coroner's Court were built in memory of Brooke Robinson, a prominent local solicitor, borough coroner and MP, and his…

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Cradley - Family History, Teddy Bear Parachute Jump, Tower Tours and Music!

St. Peters Church, Church Road, Cradley, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2UL

The doors of St Peter's Church in Cradley will be wide open on Saturday 17th September from 10.00am onwards. From 10.00am until 2.00pm the…

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Galton Valley Pumping Station, Smethwick open day

Off the Mainline Canal, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1BA

Learn about this amazing industrial building and life and work on the canals.

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Knowle Parish Church - Tower Tours and history exhibition

Knowle Parish Church , 1717 High Street, Knowle, Solihull , West Midlands, B93 0LN

On Saturday 10th September visit a history exhibition in the church and enjoy the wonderful architecture, stone work and stained glass windows of…

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The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Temple Balsall

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

A tranquil rural setting dating back to 1146 and the Knights Templar, with 17th century endowments for church, alms houses and a school by the…

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Visit Knowle Guided Heritage Walks

outside the Guild House, Knowle High Street, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0LN

Knowle has 46 listed buildings in Knowle ward, with many on Knowle High Street. We will be hosting three guided walks starting at the Guild House…

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Free Entry to Stourbridge Glass Museum

Stourbridge Glass Museum, Stuart Works, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4FB

Fine cameo glass was produced by the Romans in the 1st century BCE, as exemplified by the famous Portland Vase. Roman glass engravers created such…

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St Peter’s Church Pedmore

St. Peters Church Pedmore, Pedmore Lane, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0SW

Displays of items that were made locally, which gave employment to both men and women. The local quarry from Quarry Park provided the stone to…

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Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1TF

We will be celebrating Astounding Inventions associated with Holy Trinity Parish Church and the wider town of Sutton Coldfield. Our day will be…

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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 t/a Aldridge Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8TP

The museum is all on one level so is easily accessed by all. There will be a lot to see, both of vehicles and of associated exhibits which…

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Central Hall Methodist Church

Central Hall Methodist Church, Ablewell Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2EQ

We will be working in collaboration with the Aldridge Transport Museum, which will be open on the same day, and providing an heritage bus shuttle…

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St Matthew’s Parish Church, Walsall

St Matthew's Parish Church, St Matthew's Close, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3DG

On Friday evening and Saturday visitors to our church building will be able to see a 12th/13th century crypt including parts of the old east wall…

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Soul trail - Northern Soul exhibition at Wednesbury Museum

Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7DF

Visit our current temporary exhibition at Wednesbury Museum with fantastic objects, clothes and scooters on display as well as photographs by…

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What’s Weird at Wednesbury Museum

Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7DF

Visit this lovely little museum, see our world famous Ruskin Pottery Collection, travel back and enjoy our Nostalgia Rooms and explore our…

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Guided tour of Bromwich Hall -  West Bromwich Manor House

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

From home of the Lords of the Manor to tenements and restaurant, this fabulous and unique building has many stories to tell. Discover this…

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Medieval Mayhem - Medieval encampment and activities at Bromwich Hall

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

Join us at Bromwich Hall and see the site come alive with characters from the 1400s - enjoy weapons displays and see knights and watch them fight!…

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Oak House Museum - The Turton Ironmongers travel back to the 1600s

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

Discover the fascinating story of the Turton family who were part of the middling sort and built Oak House in the 1620s. The family were farmers,…

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Talk - Bromwich Hall and West Bromwich in medieval times - by Mike Hodder

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

Bromwich Hall was the home of the Lords of the Manor of West Bromwich and it oldest parts date from the 1270s. The manor of Bromwich is mentioned…

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Wightwick Manor and Gardens

National Trust, Wightwick Manor, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE

There will be something for everyone to enjoy including outdoor games on the tennis lawn; some Victorian costumes to try on and lots of other…

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