Birmingham

Properties and events in Birmingham

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Acocks Green Heritage Trail

Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 6RH
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore local heritage in Acocks Green in this guided walk.

Austin Village Tour

Northfield Conservative Club, The Mill Walk, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 4HL
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a guided walk through the Austin Village, a model village built by Herbert Austin.

Birmingham Honey Show - Winterbourne House & Garden

University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House & Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2RT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for free for a weekend to celebrate all things Bees and Honey.

Bournville Carillon. Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Junior School, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY
In person
Pre-booking required

An opportunity to see and hear the carillon being played live and to enjoy panoramic views across Bournville Village.

Bournville Model Boat Club (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visitors will see a wide assortment of yachts and model boats in action on the water. A number of radio-controlled yachts and boats will be available for visitors to sail.

Bournville Quaker Meeting House (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Bournville Friends Meeting House, 65 Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit an unusually elaborate Quaker Meeting House and the only one housing an organ. George and Richard Cadbury put their faith into action as they built their new chocolate factory and the pioneering village beyond the boundaries of the city centre.

Bournville Sports Crown Green Bowls Club

Bournville Sports Crown Green Bowls Club, Mary Vale Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2DH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the oldest sporting club in Bournville and come have a go at Crown Green Bowls.

Bournville Village Primary school (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Linden Road (entrance via Woodbrooke Road), Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bournville Village Primary School is at the heart of Bournville. The school is full of Arts and Crafts design and frescoes depicting scenes from the school and the local area.

Brandwood End Cemetery-'Who Lies Beneath'

Brandwood End Cemetery, Woodthorpe Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6EH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Introducing a new memorial stone. Who are the people buried in our Civilian Garden of Remembrance and what do we know about them?

Cadbury Archives, Mondelez International (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Mondelez International, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2HP
In person
Pre-booking required

The Cadbury Archives are a rich treasure trove of material relating to the history of the Cadbury business. The Archives contain documents dating back to 1842 and extensive packaging and advertising collections.

Church of the Ascension, Hall Green

93B School Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 8JQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to look around this beautiful Church, consecrated in 1704 and a place of Christian worship to this day.

Concert Hall, Mondelez International (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Mondelez International, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Concert Hall is a unique space within the Mondelez International main office block at Bournville. Opened by Cadbury in 1927, it was used by many of the Bournville Works clubs and societies for performances.

Dame Elizabeth Hall: part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1UA
In person
Pre-booking not required

This unique building was opened in 1930, and in 1959 was renamed Dame Elizabeth Hall. The hall is managed by group of volunteers from Bournville Village Council who were formed in 1903.

Explore Blakesley

Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Blakesley Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8RN
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore Blakesley Hall as part of Heritage Open Days

Explore Medieval Church and surrounding Conservation Area

St Laurence Church and Pastoral Centre, 173 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Laurence Church is a Grade I listed building and is one of only four remaining mediaeval churches in Birmingham. The Norman Door was part of the original C12th church and is the oldest piece of architecture in the city.

From Aston to Perry Hall via Spaghetti Junction

Aston Railway Station, Lichfield Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7PR
In person
Pre-booking required

Join this 4.5 mile walk from Aston Station to Perry Hall Park, along canals and under Spaghetti Junction.

Handsworth Old Town Hall

Handsworth Old Town Hall, 20 Slack Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20 2JL
In person
Pre-booking not required

This 15th century building is a rare example of cruck construction still in an urban location and is run as a small community museum with many maps, photographs, books etc relating to aspects of Handsworth in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, (Corner of Trinity Road and Birchfield Road), Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6AH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Welcome back to Holy Trinity Birchfield for Heritage Open Days 2024! Visitors will be able to hear music from the church organ, view the architecture, see displays and information about our church.

Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield

7 Church Hill, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1TF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to view this stunning Grade-I listed parish church and its partner building the Trinity Centre, to climb the church tower and to celebrate routes, networks and connections associated with the church and Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield.

Manor Farm Park Heritage Trail (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

389 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 2AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A walking trail takes visitors to ten sites in the beautiful Manor Farm Park, showing the changes from farmland in the16th Century, to the development of a country estate and ownership by the Cadbury Family, to the creation of a public park in 1955.

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
In person
Pre-booking not required

Experience the wonderful community spirit and Arts and Crafts splendour of Moor Pool Estate, the hidden Garden Suburb a stone's throw from Birmingham City Centre. Our Heritage Festival delivers a village fete vibe near the heart of the City!

Moseley Hall Dovecote and 18c style garden

179b Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8JR
In person
Pre-booking not required

The 18th century dovecote and garden offer an insight into Moseley's rural past. One of the estates of John Taylor, manufacturer and banker, our exhibitions reveal how Moseley developed from rural hamlet to suburb of Birmingham.

Moseley Hall icehouse in Moseley Park & Pool

93A/95 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to see one of the best-preserved icehouses in the West Midlands, originally built for the benefit of the wealthy owners of Moseley Hall. Sited in Moseley Park, an oasis of calm usually only open to keyholders

New Hall Valley Walk

South Parade Car Park, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1QU
In person
Pre-booking required

Join this circular 4 mile walk in Sutton Coldfield.

Open Evening at the Back to Backs

Birmingham Back to Backs, 55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join us for a sneak peek of the Birmingham Back to Backs!

Rowheath Pavilion (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Rowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1HH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the outdoor space of Rowheath Pavilion.

Ruskin Hall, as part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Ruskin Hall, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The oldest public building in Bournville, Ruskin Hall was opened in 1903 as a social centre to provide arts and craft classes for the community.

Selly Manor Museum: part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2AE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit two of Birmingham's oldest buildings in Birmingham, in the heart of historic Bournville - Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves. Explore the Tudor manor and medieval hall with lots of activities and hands-on history.

Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

92 Griffins Brook Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1QG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The first purpose-built Serbian Orthodox church in the UK (known locally as Lazarica) is opening its doors giving you an opportunity to meet a thriving and friendly Anglo-Serbian community.

St Edburgha's Church

Church Road, Yardley, St Edburgha's Church, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 8PB
In person
Pre-booking not required

We are one of Birmingham's medieval churches, set in the Old Yardley Conservation Area. Guided tours will be available if desired or feel free to wander at your leisure.

St Francis C of E Church (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

St Francis Church, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JY
In person
Pre-booking not required

St Francis Church stands at the heart of the Bournville Village, designed in the early Christian basilica style and consecrated in 1925.

St Mary's Convent of Mercy

98 Hunters Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1EB
In person
Pre-booking required

A Pugin-built, 1841 convent of the Order of the Sisters of Mercy. A small number of pre-booked guided tours will be available.

St Peter's Church, Hall Green

Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 0BT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Built in 1964, the Grade 2 listed octagonal church features a concrete dome, an impressive East Window by Tristan Ruhlmann based on St. John’s Gospel, and twelve "carpet windows" inspired by ancient prayer mats and Islamic designs, with wavy edges.

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

The Quadrangle, 214 Mary Vale Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2DH
In person
Pre-booking required

Built in 1898 for Richard Cadbury, this is a rare opportunity to visit the Almshouses as part of a pre-booked tour.

The Rest House and Carillon Visitor Centre. Part of Bournville Heritage Open Day

Bournville Village Green, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Situated in the centre of Bournville Village Green, The Rest House was paid for by the employees of Cadbury Brothers Ltd to commemorate the Silver Wedding Anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury on 19 June 1913.

Trail and talk: Brandwood End Graves and Memorials for those killed in 1944

Brandwood End Cemetery, Woodthorpe Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 6EH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Ian Binnie as he walks and talks his way through a small sample of graves in Brandwood End Cemetery, giving you a history of where, when and how these people lost their lives in 1944.

War Memorial Room, Men's Pavilion, Mondelez International (parr of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2024)

Mondelez International, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

A collection of World War I and World War II Memorials to Cadbury employees.

West Midlands Police Museum Collections Store Tour

West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock Up, 40 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6BJ
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to peek at our archives to see the items we don't show the visitors.