It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening their doors to welcome visitors, so here are a few ideas for enjoying a great day out. Find hidden architectural treasures and discover more about our social and industrial history.
Naturally, we will start in the Jewellery Quarter as we are opening the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday and Saturday from 10am – 4pm. We will be guiding people round the building and explaining its history and our future plans. Places on the tours must be booked – please phone us on 0121 303 2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
You could combine a visit to us with a visit to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday), St. Pauls Church, the RBSA Gallery (family friendly activity on Sunday) and the Pen Room Museum.
There are 43 places listed in Birmingham alone, from the splendid Jacobean Aston Hall to the totally 21st century Zero Carbon House in Balsall Heath. There are special activities for children, such as those at Cannon Hill People’s Park, Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston and ‘Gotta go back to School’ at King’s Norton. You can seek peace and quiet in Quaker Meeting Houses and in many Birmingham churches. There are guided walks and free bus tours – so take a look at the website and plan a great day out in Birmingham.
Book early to visit the Coffin Fittings Works – please note there are no toilets but the tour is about 30 minutes!