Birmingham Heritage Week

06 - 15 September 2024
12:00 - 12:00

Save the date! Birmingham’s popular Heritage Week will return for its tenth year in September 2024.

The city-wide festival celebrates its tenth birthday in September by shining a spotlight on more historic Birmingham buildings, churches and heritage locations than ever with a series of talks, tours, workshops, walks and much more.

Running from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 September, Birmingham Heritage Week is an opportunity to explore and discover your area and some of the city’s buildings and outdoor spaces you would not normally visit.

Local organisations are currently busy organising their events for this year and all events will go live on Saturday 3 August at 5pm, when bookings can be made through the Birmingham Heritage Week website.

Over the 10-day festival, events will be taking place across Birmingham. There will be hundreds of different events, walks and tours to choose from: cemeteries, canal tours, historic buildings, factories, museums, religious buildings and outdoor heritage tours in local parks, neighbourhoods and conservation areas.

A stunning Arts & Crafts house in Harborne will be opening its doors to visitors for the first time as part of Heritage Week 2024.

Buildings offering guided tours include the landmark Rotunda building, The Council House, The Exchange, Highbury Hall, Handsworth Old Town Hall, Tudor Merchant’s House and Old Grammar School, both in Kings Norton, and many more to come.

Cannon Hill House, St Mary’s Convent in Handsworth, Oscott College, the Grand Hotel on Colmore Row, West Midlands Police Museum, Aston Fire Station, Coffin Works in the Jewellery Quarter, New Hall Mill in Sutton Coldfield also feature during the week of events.

Birmingham Assay Office will open its doors and at Woodcock Street Baths you can have a swim in the oldest swimming pool in Birmingham, dating back to 1902.

Birmingham Heritage Week 2024 is sponsored by Birmingham City Council and organised by Birmingham Museums Trust.

Irene De Boo, Birmingham Heritage Week Co-ordinator, said: “For ten years now, Heritage Week has been about discovering how Birmingham’s past continues to influence the city today.

“We are so excited for Heritage Week 2024 and this year people will be spoilt for choice for guided tours, workshops, talks, open days and more, not only in the city centre but the suburbs too.

“More announcements will be made as we get closer to Heritage Week so be sure to visit the Birmingham Heritage Week website and follow our social media to find out more.”

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