West Midlands

Properties and events in West Midlands

Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries for last-minute changes.

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'Unpacking the V&A Wedgwood Collection': Behind-the-scenes tours - Connections & Networks

V&A Wedgwood Collection, Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ER
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a look behind-the-scenes of the Unpacking Project at V&A Wedgwood Collection with a guided tour around our collection storage space. Discover the Connections and Networks in our Wedgwood story.

16th Century Painted Room

Town Council Office, 1 Church Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DH
In person
Pre-booking not required

16th Century Wall Paintings were discovered in the late 20th century. Ask questions of the guides. Display cabinets and information boards. Children's activities.

A Celebration of Creativity - Earlsdon Methodist Church

Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 6NF
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exhibition of arts/crafts from the congregation and local community in our 100 year old building

A talk on The Butts Spur railway line 1860 to1965

The History & Heritage POD, Crowngate Shopping Centre, 54 Friary Walk, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Find out about The Butts Spur railway line, 1860 to 1965! An illustrated talk on the old line from Foregate Street to Pitchcroft and back towards Diglis

A virtual tour of the historic borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Brampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0QP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Brampton Museum for a virtual tour of some of the historic village and parishes which make up Newcastle under Lyme. A series of archive films shot in the 1960s onwards by local veteran film maker Brian Nixon.

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.

Alcester Baptist Chapel and Meeting House

Alcester Baptist Church, Church Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Baptist community in Alcester first met in 1640, one of the earliest Baptist meetings in the country. Take a walk around the original meeting house from 1735, and the later chapel dating from 1860. You can also visit the old burial ground.

Alcester War Memorial Town Hall

Butter Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Grade I listed timber framed town hall.

Alderson House

23 High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4AX
In person
Pre-booking not required

A magnificent early Georgian building with many original features and a lot of history.

Alderson House, Warwick

Alderson House, 23 High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4AX
In person
Pre-booking not required

An outstanding, post Great Fire of Warwick, Georgian building, completed in 1695, retaining many original features and a lovely garden. Once the home of Lord and Lady Ilkeston, it is now the meeting place for the Freemasons of Warwick.

Aldridge Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8TP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Primarily a commercial road transport museum with emphasis on buses but many other vehicular exhibits and artefacts to see as well.

All Saints Church, Shrewsbury

All Saints Church, North Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2JL
In person
Pre-booking not required

A hidden gem of Gold leaf and tradition hidden in the historic rows of railways and mill housing.

All Saints' Church Sandon

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Sandon, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0DB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A family-friendly walk through our history—a unique behind-the-scenes tour of this gem of a Grade I listed church building and ancient graveyard (self-guided or with a volunteer guide) will take you from Norman origins to the present day.

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.

Beautiful 13th century church open in Hillmorton Rugby

St John the Baptist, The Locks, Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 4PP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our beautiful 13th century church set beside the West Coast Railway line and the Oxford Canal welcomes visitors all the year round but for Heritage Weekend we will be offering refreshments and a personal welcome with the opportunity for reflection.

Behind the scenes at the Music Hall

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LH
In person
Pre-booking required

FREE EVENT as part of the Heritage weekend Discover centuries of history in a behind the scenes tour of the complex array of buildings currently home to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Belong Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Belong Village, Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RS
In person
Pre-booking required

Belong Heritage Gallery is a dementia friendly facility, It links the past and the present through people, their memories and a shared exploration of our heritage, providing a unique dimension to enrich the lives of older people living here.

Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall, Berrington, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Berrington Hall for free this Heritage Open Day.

Bethesda Chapel 2024

Bethesda Chapel, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Bethesda is a Grade II* listed chapel once known as the Cathedral of the Potteries.

Biddulph Grange Garden open gates

Grange Road, Biddulph, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry to Biddulph Grange Garden including access via the Bateman Walk through the historic St Lawrence churchyard and access into the Biddulph Grange Country Park via the Wellingtonia Avenue (subject to staffing levels).

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.

Boats, Trains and Automobiles. Getting In and Out of Kidsgrove

Town Hall, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 4EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join our engaging local historian for an entertaining tour of key sites which have contributed to Kidsgrove's excellent connectivity, the people who made it happen and the reasons people wanted to come to Kidsgrove!

Bond's Hospital

Quadrangle of Bonds Hospital, Hill Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4AX
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Grade II Listed building with a section of the City Wall in its garden, which provides sheltered accommodation for the elderly.

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?

Brindley's Mill, Mill Street

Brindley's Mill, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8FA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Brindley's Mill is a working water-powered corn mill built in 1752.

Brockhampton

Brockhampton, Bringsty, Bromyard, Herefordshire, WR6 5TB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Brockhampton for free this Heritage Open Day.

Burgage Hall (former Congregational Chapel)

Chapel Alley, High Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the Burgage Hall, up a tiny alleyway in the centre of town and a living remnant of history from when this building was originally a black and white congregational chapel. It was rebuilt in 1832 in an austere classical style.

Butcher Row House Museum

Burgage Hall, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DW
In person
Pre-booking not required

This fascinating folk museum measures 5m square, over two floors - and has been moved twice! Today it can be found in a pretty courtyard and has local exhibits including a selection of Victorian christening robes and rare musical instruments.

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.

Cambrian Railways Museum

Cambrian Heritage Railways Museum, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the museum of railwayana explaining the history of the Cambrian Railways Company and it's successors.

Castle Bromwich Village History - Walk back in time

Arden Hall, Water Orton Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B36 9PB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Photographs of Castle Bromwich dating back many years, Newspaper cuttings of events which took place. History books of the area. All will be displayed to view. Hot and Cold refreshments on the day.

Celebrating 150 Years

All Saints Church, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AD
In person
Pre-booking not required

A collection of All Saints memorabilia and a chance to enjoy the stained glass and the work of The Bromsgrove Guild.

Celebrating Heritage and Surprising Connections at Hampton Lovett Church and Parish Rooms, Worcestershire

St Mary and All Saints Church, The Forest, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 0LU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Please come along and discover Hampton Lovett's role as an historic connections hub! Help us, as well, in celebrating the reopening of the C14th tower after repair and conservation works and maybe take a tower tour.

CEMEX Rugby Cement Plant

Cemex Rugby Cement Plant, New Rugby Works, Lawford Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2RY
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of the CEMEX Rugby cement manufacturing plant, one of the largest in the UK, together with audio visual presentations of the history and development of cement making on this site and in the county of Warwickshire.

Central Hall Methodist Church, Walsall

Central Hall Buildings, Ablewell Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Central Hall Methodist Church this Heritage Open Days.

Chatterley Whitfield and Colliery Tours

Unit 26, Chatterley Whitfield Enterprise Centre, Chatterley Whitfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 8UW
In person
Pre-booking required

A Victorian Time Capsule - As seen on the Lloyds TV advert, Hidden Britain by Drone, Abandoned Engineering...... A chance to visit Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, which closed in 1977 and became a museum. New Heritage Centre, please note not underground.

Church House, Alcester

Church House, 17 Butter Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore one of Alcester's Grade II listed timber-framed former dwellings, refurbished to provide modern facilities of hall, meeting rooms, kitchen and toilets for St Nicholas parish Church. A local history exhibition may be on view.

Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady, Valley Road, Lillington, Leamington, Warwickshire, CV32 7SJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Our Lady's Church will be open for visitors to come and have a look/hear about the architecture (guided tours available). Refreshments and children's activities available.

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.

Civic Society Country Walk

Edwyn Ralph, Church Street, Alfrick, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LU
In person
Pre-booking required

Edwyn Ralph and Edvin Loach - those two well known Herefordshire characters.

Claymills by Night

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DA
In person
Pre-booking required

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station is being opened at night to give the full experience of what it would have been like to work in a 24/7 operation.

Clodock Mill

Clodock Mill, Longtown, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 0PD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit a traditional working watermill, grinding corn in a picturesque corner of Herefordshire.

Coalbrookdale Museum

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ
In person
Book on day

Coalbrookdale Museum site, which includes Enginuity, Museum of Iron, Darby Houses, the Old Furnace, and the Coalbrookdale Gallery are all free entry 7-8th September only. Activities on both days include tours, demonstrations, and hands-on.

Coalport Ferry Disaster

Inronbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Part of Wellington Walking Festival. A walk and talk to commemorate the 1799 disaster,

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.

Coombe Abbey Park

Coombe Abbey Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A self guided walk around the park exploring how different people have had an influence over the landscape.

Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Coughton Court is an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures. Find out more about our incredible Through the Roof project in the dedicated exhibition.

Croft Castle

Croft Castle, Croft, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore Croft Castle for free this Heritage Open Day.

CWGC Tours 2024 - Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery

Hartshill Cemetery, Queens Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7LH
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Commonwealth War Graves Commission tour of Stoke on Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery.

Daimler Powerhouse Open Day

Daimler Powerhouse, Sandy Lane Business Park, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4DQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

We look forward to welcoming you to this historic industrial building on the Coventry Canal.

Dalecote House (Coventry Masonic Hall)

Dalecote House, 165 Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Imposing late Victorian family home built in 1878 with many of its existing architectural and design features. Now used as a meeting place for Coventry's Freemasons, guilds and other charities. The whole building will be open, including the lodge.

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.

Dame Goodyvers Daye

Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1FS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Dame Goodyvers Day - A feast day dating back to 15th century. Where we will bring different communities together creatively to remember Coventry Godiva heritage of the past, linking with heroes from different cultures and faiths of Coventry today.

Discover Ladbroke Church

Ladbroke Church, Church Road, Ladbroke, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 2DF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and discover rocks and fossils, stunning stained glass and a special exhibition about some unexpected connections.

Discover Real Tennis - 700 years of history and still being played

Moreton Morrell Tennis Court, Moreton Morrell, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this historic real tennis court built in 1905 to see the game that has been played for over 700 years. This is the father of lawn tennis, squash and padel. It is a dynamic game with novel ways to out-fox your opponent.

Dr Green shares new research focusing on Travelling Players in the Tudor period

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV376HB
In person
Pre-booking required

Dr William Green, resident historian at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall funded by the University of Nottingham, will share his latest findings regarding travelling players in the Tudor period, in this series of exclusive talks.

Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre - Behind the Scenes Tour

Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre, St. Richards House, Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre and Tourist Information Centre,, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 8DS
In person
Pre-booking required

This is your chance to see behind the scenes of Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre- This 40-minute guided tour will show you remnants of the building's past and a glimpse into the archives.

Dudley Zoo & Castle

Zoological Drive, Discovery Way, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4AL
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a late afternoon on either Thursday 12th or Friday 13th September 2024, in the grounds of Dudley Castle where we're taking part in the annual Heritage Open Days.

Dudmaston Hall

Dudmaston Hall, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6QN
In person
Pre-booking not required

A much-loved and lived-in family home at the heart of this working, Shropshire estate. The galleries offer an unexpected chance to see works by Hepworth, Moore and Matisse set against the backdrop of a terraced garden overlooking the water.

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit Eastnor Castle, the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family and discover the grandeur of the rooms with a guided tour. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds afterwards and marvel at the magnificent trees in the arboretum, alongside a breath-taking lake.

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.

Exploring William Baker's Fenton

Meet outside Fenton Town Hall, Albert Square, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 3FA
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided walk around the Potteries town of Fenton focussing on the community buildings created by industrialists William Baker and William Meath Baker, which included everything from factories to houses, the library, church and town hall.

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 1NG
In person
Pre-booking required

Heritage open day at Ford Green Hall

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre

Forge Mill Needle Museum, Needle Mill Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8HY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries and a short walk from the Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey which has been extensively excavated.

Free Entry to the Mill exhibition

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Spring Gardens, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2SZ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings are offering free entry into the Mill exhibition for Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2024. Learn all about the grandparent of the modern skyscraper, the first iron-framed building in the world..

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.

From Eaton to Nuneaton

Vicarage Street, Vicarage Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

History of Nuneaton in Songs and pictures FREE CONCERT

Great Haywood, Past and Present, People and Places – Meet the author, David Robbie

Rugeley Library, 12 Anson Street, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A short talk, followed by Q&A and discussion, from David Robbie, local historian, author and former teacher at Rugeley Grammar School and Fair Oak School, to celebrate the launch of his book ‘Great Haywood, Past and Present, People and Places.’

Great Malvern Cemetery Open Day

Great Malvern Cemetery, Madresfield |Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AS
In person
Pre-booking not required

A talk, two walks and information about the Cemetery

Great Malvern Station Walk

Great Malvern Station, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AL
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour walk round Great Malvern Station

Guided Tour Great Malvern Priory

Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AY
In person
Pre-booking not required

A one hour tour of the Priory and its historic windows.

Guided Tour of Great Malvern Priory

Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Alfrick, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AY
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour tour of the Church led by guides of the Friends of the Priory

Guided tour of Great Malvern Priory

Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour tour of the Priory carried out by guides who are members of the Friends.

Guided Tours of Holy Trinity Eccleshall

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6BY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for two special guided tours of Holy Trinity Eccleshall - 'The Bishops at Eccleshall' and 'The Parish Church through the centuries'

Guy's Cliffe

Guys Cliffe Centre, Guys Cliffe, Coventry Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV345YD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guy’s Cliffe; history, legend, mystery, dating from before 5th Century, Royal connections, legendary Sir Guy of Warwick, ruin of18th century country mansion, caves both man made and natural, triassic Cliffs, riverside & beautiful grounds.

Hadley Locks: Telford Coronation Walk

Tesco Express, High Street, Hadley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5NF
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Part of Wellington Walking Festival. Follow one of the Telford Coronation Walks to a Guillotine Lock

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.

Hereford Cathedral Cloister Tour

5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2NG
In person
Pre-booking required

To celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Day, we are running special Cloister Tours. The College Cloisters were built in 1475 for the Vicars Choral, and today are a private part of the site for staff and residents. Discover more on a free tour!

Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum

Suvla Barracks, Harold Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2QX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum will be open without booking!

Historic Longton Walk

Meet at Gladstone Pottery Museum Car Park, 26 Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Find out about the historic pottery town of Longton by exploring our built heritage on this fascinating walk.

History and Heritage of The Guild Hall

Guild Hall, High Street, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided tour of the Guild Hall, including parts that are not normally open to the public!

History of Radar in WWII

Great Malvern Station, Station Approach, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Development of Radar Museum

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

This historic Catholic Church is celebrating its 190th anniversary this year., Come and see extracts from our archives and find out more about local martyr Blessed Thomas Maxfield. Guide-books, a friendly welcome, and a children's I-spy activity.

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.

Holyhead Studios - Open Studios

16 Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Holyhead Studios is a not for profit arts organisation based in Coventry providing an affordable printmaking facility and studio spaces to support Visual Artists in the local community.

King Henry VIII School

King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 6AQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Historical guided tour of the school, founded by Royal Charter in 1545, focusing on the buildings that date back to when the school moved to this site in 1885 and the bombing of the school in 1941.

Knapp and Papermill Walk - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Knapp and Papermill Reserve, Bridges Stone, Alfrick, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6 5HR
In person
Pre-booking required

A one hour walk around this flagship reserve which hosts the Leigh Brook, home of otters. The trails can be muddy - so appropriate shoes suggested

Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area

Llanymynech Limeworks, North Road, Llanymynech, Shropshire, SY22 6EA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Llanymynech Limeworks is a unique heritage area which ceased working in 1914 due to economics and WWI. The area is a Scheduled Monument, with Grade II listed kilns and chimney and was also declared a Local Nature Reserve in September 2020.

Longdon on Tern Aqueduct

Wellington Road, Admaston, Telford, Shropshire, TF5 0BN
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Part of Wellington Walking Festival.. 8 mile walk to visit Thomas Telford's Aqueduct at Longden on Tern.

Lower Brockhampton Estate and Manor House

Lower Brockhampton Estate, Bromyard, Herefordshire, WR6 5TB
In person
Pre-booking not required

National Trust property - open FOC all day

LTB Showrooms

The LTB Showrooms, 1a Warwick Row, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1EX
In person
Pre-booking not required

The LTB (ex Litten Tree Pub) building is the original ‘front of house’ showrooms/customer reception for the Rover Company, who had their factory to the rear - and with over 10,000ft of floorspace to be found over 4 levels, there’s plenty to explore!

Madeley to Wellington - Heritage Walk

Unit 1, The Anstice, 1 Anstice Square, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5BD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Part of Wellington Walking Festival.Heritage walk from Madeley to Wellington.

Malvern Masonic Hall Open Day

Masonic Hall, Belle Vue Terrace, Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4PZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Hall will be open from 10.00 until 16.00

Malvern Museum

Malvern Museum, Abbey Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3ES
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to see a range of objects that are not normally on display

Malvern Trinity Conservation Area Walk

Link Top Car Park, Newtown Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1EP
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to walk round an important Conservation Area led by Andrew Huntley, past Chairman of the Malvern Civic Society

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.

Marton Museum of Country Byegones

Museum of Country Byegones, Louisa Ward Close, Marton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9SA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A museum of local rural artefacts developed from the collection made over many decades by George Tims, a village resident, who died in January 2005.

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!

Moorcroft, a Heritage Art Pottery

Sandbach Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover how a heritage art pottery operates - from design, shape creation and surface decoration - meet our craftsmen and women who have spent decades learning their craft.

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

Networks-Roman Roads

Tan Bank, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 1LX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Part of Wellington Walking Festival. A walk largely along the Watling Street from Wellington to Oakengates but with off road sections.

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.

Newport Heritage Festival - 'The Black Shed'

Water Lane Carpark, Water Lane, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7LD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit some of Newport Shropshire's incredible buildings - the Guildhall, Newport Chapel of Remembrance, St. Nicholas Church, the canal warehouse etc

Newport Heritage Festival - Guildhall Newport Shropshire

The Guildhall, 1 High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the wonderful Tudor Guildhall, home to Newport Town Council, in the heart of Newport Shropshire.

Newport Heritage Festival - Newport General Cemetery Chapel of Remembrance

Newport General Cemetery, Audley Avenue, Newport Town Council, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Chapel of Remembrance and take a tour of some of the graves of historical or local importance.

Norton Collection Museum

26, Birmingham Road, Norton Collection Museum, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

One man's lifetime collection of artifacts and history of Bromsgrove and the surrounding area

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!

Opening Day of Connections - the Worcester City Collection, in Conversation with the Community

Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for Heritage Open Days on Saturday 14 September and celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Connections – The Worcester City Collection, in Conversation with the Community.

Our Lady and St Peter’s Catholic Church

106 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7LT
In person
Pre-booking not required

An historic Catholic Church with a beautiful interior and parts of the building dating back to 1857

Pots & People - A Walking Tour from the old Spode Factory Site to Stoke Minster

Spode Museum Trust, 32 Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD
In person
Pre-booking required

Walking from the old Spode Factory site along the streets that housed the Spode factory workers. Hear stories of their lives and skills that made Spode and its famous blue and white pottery internationally instantly recognisable.

Princethorpe College

Leamington Road, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Founded in 1833, St Mary's Priory was one of the first Catholic buildings in England after the Reformation. Come for a tour and discover its fascinating history, including the routes and connections that made it the place it is today.

Quaker Meeting House Hereford

Friends Meeting House, 21 King Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9BX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover our meeting house tucked away off King Street in Hereford and find out its interesting history.

Radar Walk

Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AY
In person
Pre-booking required

The STEM heritage of Malvern

Redfern's Cottage

Redfern's Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life, 34-36 Carter Street, Redfern's Cottage,, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Free entry Redfern's Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life

Remarkable Journeys

St Chad's Church, Greengate St, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2HP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take tours of the church, self guided or led by one of the volunteer guides. Watch video presentation. Discover the journeys associated with St Chad's. Craft activities and quizzes.

Root and branch - family connections over the centuries.

Chedhams Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9QT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Craft skills at Chedham's Yard - volunteers open the garden, exhibition and work wheelwright and blacksmiths' workshops that connect the generations of a working family at the hub of a rural agricultural community. This is their story.

Round about Malvern Hill

St James's Church, West Malvern Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and discover some of the diverse history of West Malvern, including the story behind a set of very local stained glass windows, the artist's background and her other works.

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.

Salt, Pepper and Vinegar bottle ovens

James Kent (Ceramic Materials) Ltd, Fountain Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the three calcining bottle ovens known locally as 'Salt, Pepper and Vinegar' at close quarters and learn about how the manufactured products were used in the local pottery industry.

Sandwell Priory Heritage Walk

Salters Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4BG
In person
Pre-booking required

Dr Mike Hodder, former Borough Archaeologist and director of the excavation of Sandwell Priory, will take you on a fascinating journey around the remains of Sandwell Priory, the landscape around Sandwell Hall and other parts of the valley's past.

Second-hand Heritage Open Day

Middleton, Tamworth, Warwickshire, B78 2AE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Heritage, built to last. At Middleton Hall and Gardens, environmental sustainability and restoring cultural heritage are things embedded into our restoration history. Join our volunteers for a second-hand heritage day !

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.

Shrewsbury Unitarian Church - Darwin the Botanist

Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, High Street, Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LR
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exhibition exploring the many botanical discoveries Darwin and his contemporaries made. Find out about the weird and wonderful world of plants from around the world, journeying through the tropics, arid deserts and mountainous regions.

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate, Shugborough, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Home to the Anson family since 1624, it was once described as ‘a perfect paradise’. Visit this important piece of Staffordshire's heritage for a full day of discovery.

Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House

39 Carter Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8EY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Quaker Meeting House, burial ground and garden, dating from 1700.

Spode Museum: Unpacking the Collection

Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a tour of the Spode Museum's 'unpacking the collection' exhibition. See behind the scenes in our recently renovated museum store and discover the stories behind pieces that made Spode an influential name across the world.

Spring Hill College @ Moseley School and Sixth Form

Spring Hill College, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 9UU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Spring Hill College originally opened in 1857 as a training centre for Congregational ministers. It later became a Hydropathic baths and botanical gardens, then Moseley Barracks in 1914 and school in 1923. Tour includes Tower trips.

St Barnabas Church

Albion Street, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2FY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a look around this interesting Kenilworth church.

St Bartholomew's Church Tong Shropshire

Newport Road, TONG, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8PW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

St Bartholomew's Church is a splendid 15th century 'treasure house', one of England's finest medieval Gothic parish churches, famous for its Golden Chapel and world-renowned collection of medieval tomb monuments. Find us on the Monarch's Way!

St Chad's Church

Church Hill, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9RJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a look around this wonderful church dating back to the 12th century.

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Hampton on the Hill, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8QR
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church was built in 1819 (later extended in 1830) and is one of the oldest Catholic parish churches in Warwickshire.

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 Editha's Church Tamworth Tower

St. Edithas Close, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7DA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to climb the rare double helix staircase of St Editha's Church. Tamworth. on Saturday, 14th September between 1100 and 1400.

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 Giles Parish Church, Newcastle-under-Lyme

St Giles Parish Church, Church Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

This magnificent church was designed by George Gilbert Scotland was built against the existing 14th century tower. See the soaring arches, beautiful stained glass and hear the wonderful organ

St James Church Southam - Open for viewing and refreshments

St James Church, Park Lane, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0JA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Open to view the church and enjoy refreshments, on Saturday, September 7th 2024 and Friday, September 13th 2024.

St John's Church

St John's Church, Fleet Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AY
In person
Pre-booking not required

St John's Church is a grade 1 listed mediaeval church, with stunning stained glass and a fascinating history.

St Laurence and The Ark, Alvechurch

St. Laurence Church, The Ark, School Lane, Alvechurch, Birmingham, Worcestershire, B48 7SB
In person
Pre-booking not required

We welcome you to our Grade II listed church, designed in part by William Butterfield, within one of Worcestershire's largest enclosed churchyards. Activities and entertainment from 1000-1600, tours/self-guided tours of our church and churchyard.

St Margaret's Church, Hunningham

School Lane, Hunningham, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9DS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and find this hidden treasure tucked away in the hamlet of Hunningham, which was built in 1216 so that residents could attend church when the river crossing to Wappenbury was flooded.

St Margaret’s, Draycott-in-the-Moors – ancient tombs and dragons

Church Lane, Draycott in the Moors, Staffordshire, ST11 9AG
In person
Book on day

A listed building, dating back to the 1200s. The tower is the very oldest part, while the medieval tombs of the Draycott family fill the Lady Chapel. Victorian stained-glass windows. Tours on the hour. Small but lovely!

St Maries RC Church, Rugby

Gentili House, Oak Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

We will have a number of volunteer run stalls appropriate to the theme. We will have all areas of the church open with personnel on hand to assist with information and help.

St Mary and All Saints Church, Fillongley

Church Lane, Fillongley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 8EW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Parish church open for visitors interested in the history of the church building and also local family history

St Mary Immaculate RC Church

45 West Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a look inside this beautiful church where JRR Tolkien was married in 1916.

St Mary the Virgin, Astley Church

1 Post Office Row, Castle Drive, Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Astley Church is a fascinating medieval gem and a Grade I listed building. It holds many historic treasures, including post-reformation wall paintings, medieval misericords and alabaster figures of The Grey family (Lady Jane Grey).

St Mary's Allotments

St Mary's Allotments, Radford Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and visit these fascinating historic allotments.

St Mary's Church, Cubbington

Church Lane, Cubbington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 7JT
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to visit this Grade I listed Norman church dating from the 12th century.

St Mary's Church, Haseley

St Mary's Church, Haseley, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 7LS
In person
Pre-booking not required

This stunning Grade I listed medieval church with box pews is located in an idyllic setting close to Warwick.

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 Marys Coventry

St Mary's Coventry, Hall Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2AW
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore 900 years of heritage at St. Mary's Coventry. Ring the historic bells, visit the tower for stunning views, and enjoy exhibits on the church and area's history. Engaging activity sheets for children are available, making it a fun, educational.

St Matthew's - The Story of Walsall

St Matthew's Church, St. Matthews Close, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Walking Tours of the Churchyard and Church Hill Conservation Area with information leaflets. Crypt and Tower tours for the adventurous and church tours for all.

St Michael & All Angels Church, Stoke Prior Bromsgrove

Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, 32 Redditch Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4Jt
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Heritage Friends Group will be exhibiting local Themes, Networks & Connections within and through the parish with connections to local, historic industries.

St Nicholas Church, Alcester

St. Nicholas Church, Butter Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore St Nicholas Church with its restored stonework and redecorated interior with many historic artefacts. Of special interest is the unique 17th Century Alcester Benefaction Board, rehung after major conservation work.

St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth

St Nicholas Church, Bridge Street/Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1BP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a look around this lovely church which is close to the remains of Kenilworth Abbey.

St Nicolas Parish Church, Nuneaton

Vicarage Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and visit this Grade 1 historic church in Nuneaton with free tours and special creative activities available for all the family

St Peter's Church, Barford

Church Street, Barford, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8ES
In person
Pre-booking not required

With a church on this site recorded in the Doomsday Book and a stone tower dating from the 14th century pockmarked with shots from the civil war period, this church is truly steeped in history.

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.

St Swithun's Worcester: Make Your Mark

St Swithuns, Church Street, High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RH
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Come and explore connections to the past at St Swithun's in Worcester by joining free Hidden Parts Tours and creating a linocut stamp for our Make your Mark banner.

St.Marys Allotments, Royal Leamington Spa

Radford Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Self guided walks around this Victorian site with riverside chalets situated on the banks of the River Leam. A haven of birds, butterflies, bees, diverse allotments, sheds and water baths reclaimed from a Victorian Hospital.

Stoke Minster

Stoke Minster, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1LP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tours around the Minster and also the surrounding churchyard. Visit the belfry for bell ringing demonstrations.

Stourbridge Glass Museum

Stourbridge Glass Museum, Stuart Works, High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 4FB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for a live glass auction at Stourbridge Glass Museum's Heritage Open Day.

Tardebigge Wharf Guided Local History Walk

Church Lane, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3AH
In person
Pre-booking not required

As previous years we invite you to come along for a guided walk around the top lock section of the Tardebigge flight. This year's theme, Routes - Networks - Connections, allows us to complete the local picture by describing how goods from around the world pass through to Birmingham.

Tenbury Tracks

Tenbury Wells Museum, Goff's School, Cross Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8EF
In person
Pre-booking not required

The museum will feature displays on the town's railway line, closed by Beeching in 1963 and also the remains of watery links from the abandoned Teme Valley Canal and the town’s ancient fording links with the River Teme and packhorse route to Wales.

The Abbey Church of St Mary's

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin will be open from 1030 to 1430. Come and find out how the Abbey gave Nuneaton it's name.

The Blue Room Tour: Connecting Landscapes

Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QD
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a tour of our 'Blue Room' which has been updated with new pieces from our museum collection. Discover blue printed landscapes of places from around the world, connected by ceramics from our industrial city.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Temple Balsall

Fen End Road West, Temple Balsall, West Midlands, B93 0AN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the Temple Balsall Church & The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson. Art Exhibition in School Hall. Open Saturday /Sunday 1100-1700. Offering Local Artist work. Tea and Cakes available.

The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Commandery is once again opening its doors for free as part of the national Heritage Open Day festival.

The English Camino

Cradley Church, Cradley, Herefordshire, WR13 5LH
In person
Pre-booking not required

A pilgrimage through the Frome Valley Churches

The Great Meeting House Unitarian Church, Coventry

116 Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AE
In person
Pre-booking not required

We will open the church on Saturday, September 7th. On Sunday, September 8th, we will have our usual service from 1100 to 1200, and the building will be open from 1030 to 1300.

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Fathers of Nicea stands on a unique site used for worship for at least 4,000 years.

Dove Close, off Otteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6QY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visitors can look around this ancient Church and there will be a talk about its history, an archaeological dig at the site and its present role and Church community. There will be religious books, postcards, icons and music icons for sale.

The Historic Church of St Edmund

St Edmund, King and Martyr, Castle Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1LQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church of St Edmund, King and Martyr stands on a site dating back over 1,000 years. Partly destroyed during the Civil War, it was rebuilt in 1724.

The Old Grammar School, Ledbury

The Old Grammar School, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Old Grammar School is over 500 years old, and houses the Heritage Centre. During HODS week we will be open as usually but with a new exhibition as well as a spinning demonstration. Our new exhibition is a copy of Indenture document from 1600s.

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.

The River Runs Through It - Hereford on the Wye

The Black & White House, Hightown, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Free Guided Walk along the river highlighting the relationship between river and city through the ages.

The Tudor House Museum in Upton upon Severn - Join a Guided Town History Walk and explore the Museum too!

The Tudor House Museum, 16 Church Street, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 0HT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit our Town Museum on 3 floors about Upton’s Past and Present and our award-winning Garden. Join the free 1 hour Guided Town History Walks available both weekend afternoons. Enjoy family fun for children on a Mouse Trail and Art table too.

The Weaver's House

12 Upper Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the ground floor of The Weaver’s House and the Tudor Garden to find out about family and working life in the 1540s.

The Weir Garden

The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore The Weir Garden for free this Heritage Open Day.

The Wrekin by old tracks

Tan Bank, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 1LX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Walk from Wellington to The Wrekin summit, returning by old tracks.

Thomas Telford in Shropshire and Beyond

Bear Steps Hall, St. Alkmonds Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Thomas Telford's life and works emphasise his influence in and around Shrewsbury, Shropshire and further afield examines the details of various buildings, roadworks, and canals, showing his exceptional skill as an engineer.

Thomas Telford Uncovered

Bear Steps Hall, St. Alkmonds Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UJ
In person
Pre-booking required

The upcoming presentation by Russell Game will explore the life and engineering legacy of Thomas Telford. The discussion will trace Telford's journey from his humble origins in Scotland to the renowned status he achieved as one of the fo

Threads of History: Astley Castle Open Days

Astley Castle, 1 Church Lane, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7QN
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A ground-breaking conversion of rugged ruins for modern living on a historic moated site, combining the thrill of contemporary architecture with the atmosphere of an ancient place. Free author's talk on Saturday 7 September with Sarah Jane Downing.

Time Travelling Through Trentham

Trentham Parish Church, Park Drive, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Travel back in time at Trentham Parish Church and discover traces of past centuries and links to the Dukes of Sutherland. The Trentham Heritage Project will showcase local people and places, many lost in time and living memory.

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.

Trentham Hall and Gardens Film Show

Trentham Parish Church, Park Drive, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A new film, with a compilation of images and vintage film footage, charting the the development of Trentham Hall and Gardens, presented by Ray Johnson of the Staffordshire Film Archive.

Tudor House Museum

Tudor House, 38-42 Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Tudor Textiles - Bedfellows project. Come and see our Tudor style embroidered curtains and counterpane in the bedchamber created by the Bedfellows group and completed in March 2024 and meet the embroiderers!

Uncovering St Mark's With Mervyn Edwards.

St Mark's Church, Snow Hill, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4LT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join Historian Mervyn Edwards and delve in to the rich history of St Mark's church, Shelton - the Potters Cathedral.

Unitarian Meeting House

Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2UA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to view a non-conformist meeting house, originally one of many throughout the country, which developed out of the religious upheavals of the 17th century.

Upton House and Gardens

Upton House, Upton, Banbury, Warwickshire, OX15 6HT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover Upton House and Gardens, the country house and weekend retreat, where 2nd Viscount Bearsted, Walter Samuel, created one of the finest art collections in twentieth-century Britain.

Visit Colwall St James Church

St Jame's Church Colwall, Colwall, Herefordshire, WR13 6EG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit St James - a pilgrim Church and appreciate its history with some refreshments

Visit Holy Trinity |Church, Link Top, Malvern

Holy Trinity Church, Link Top, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4LR
In person
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Elgar's Church - tea and cake to the accompaniment of the organ.

Visit Malvern Council House

Malvern Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF
In person
Pre-booking required

A unique opportunity to have a guided tour of the ground floor of the Council House with its C19 windows and Victorian decorative features.

Visit Much Cowarne

Much Cowarne Church, Much Cowarne, Herefordshire, HR7 4JQ
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Enjoy a walk and talk about this beautiful Church.

Visit St Gregory's Castlemorton

St Gregorys Church Castlemorton, Castlemorton, Worcestershire, WR13 6BE
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The Church is open from 08.00 to 18.00 every day

Visit Tenbury Wells Museum

Goff's School, Cross Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR158EF
In person
Pre-booking not required

A feature of the display that you can see in the Museum includes details of the railway pre Beeching and the importance of the town as an inland port.

Walk round Barnards Green, Malvern

Barnards Green Post Office, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3BS
In person
Pre-booking required

This walk will be led by local resident, Catherine Banks, Meet outside the Post Office at 10.00am

Walk Round Malvern Wells

Malvern Wells Cemetery, Green Lane, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 9JR
In person
Pre-booking required

The walk will start in the Victorian Chapel of Malvern Wells Cemetery and will last about one hour.

Walk Round Rose Bank Gardens, Malvern

Rose Bank Gardens Malvern, Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4PZ
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Pre-booking required

A guided tour of the gardens by Peter Smith MBE

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
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Pre-booking not required

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

Warwick Town Walks

Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4RL
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Members of the Warwick Society will lead walks around the historic town centre.

Warwickshire County Records Office

Warwickshire County Records Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4JS
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Find out how we care for Warwickshire's precious documents at the County Record Office.

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4EW
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Pre-booking not required

Discover this fascinating regimental museum.

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.

Weston Wharf Railway Station and Goods Shed

Cambrian Heritage Railways, Weston Wharf, Weston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9ES
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Visit the Victorian Goods Shed and the redeveloped station at Weston