Last call to catch the Big Brum Buz back in time

By on 30/09/2011 in Culture, News

History fans can take an open-top bus trip back in time on Sunday (October 2) as the Big Brum Buz makes its final journeys of 2011.

The bus service, which this time visits Aston Hall, Soho House and the Pen Room, runs on the first Sunday of each month from May through to October.

Admission to the museums is free on Big Brum Buz days and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture Cllr Martin Mullaney said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of our great city and the Big Brum Buz has been hugely popular this year.

“We're extremely proud of our community museums and, while admission charges were introduced earlier this year to help cover costs, admission is free on the Big Brum Buz days.”

This year organisers introduced two tours – Tolkien and the Tudors and Manufactories and Mansions - to run on alternate months.

Tolkien and the Tudors takes in Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall, while Manufactories and Mansions will visit Aston Hall, Aston Manor Transport Museum, Soho House and the Jewellery Quarter's Pen Room.

The bus fare is £3 for adults, while children travel free of charge. Pre-booking is not available and the bus has a maximum capacity of 75.

Manufactories and Mansions – Dates and Timetable

June 5, August 2 and October 2 – visit Aston Hall, Aston Manor Transport Museum, Soho House, and the Pen Room

Edmund Street 11.30   12.30   13.30   14.30   15.30

Aston Hall        11.45   12.45   13.45   14.45   15.45

Soho House     12.05   13.05   14.05   15.05   16.05

The Pen Room 12.15   13.15   14.15   15.15   16.15

For more information contact Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

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