Birmingham Community Museums re-opening

By on 01/03/2011 in Culture, News

Spring is in the air and Birmingham’s Community Museums are re-opening next month.

Soho House, Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall all reopen from Saturday April 9, while Aston Hall reopens on Sunday April 10.

These unique sites with their fascinating collections allow us to discover the rich and diverse history of Birmingham.

Did you know that Lord Nelson visited Soho House in 1802 or that JRR Tolkien was inspired by Sarehole Mill? All of the museums, including the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter have excellent tea rooms, and a full programme of events and activities suitable for all ages. Soho, Sarehole, Blakesley and Aston all have stunning gardens where you can enjoy a picnic and take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Download the 2011 Events programme for the community museums.

Highlights of our event programme this year include Soho’s Steam Day, a Falconry Day at Blakesley Hall and A Call to Arms, demonstrations of sword-fighting and archery at Weoley Castle.

Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Sarehole Mill, Soho House are open Tues to Sun 12- 4pm. Including Bank Holiday Mondays. Aston is closed on Villa home match days.

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is open Tues to Sat 10.30-4pm and there is an admission charge.

Weoley Castle Ruins viewing area is open every day.

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