Weoley Castle Open Day

By on 16/07/2009 in News

weoley castleBirmingham’s hidden gem opens its gates on Sunday (July 19) for its annual family fun day.

Free Entrance and activities. 1-4pm

Weoley Castle Ruins are on Alwold Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, B29 5RJ

Take a guided tour of the castle, meet a wise woman, find out about our new education room and take part in our family craft activities.  All for free!

The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old. The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and such is the history of the castle, according to the Domesday Book, it was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf, a staunch and loyal supporter of William the Conqueror during the 1066 Battle of Hastings campaign.

With archaeologists on site, visitors will be able to ask questions about their work on the Castle ruins and its rich history.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said: “It's a great opportunity to explore medieval Birmingham. The presence of the archaeologists and themed activities really helps to put the era into context and makes it a great free day out for local families.”

There are plenty of other children's activities on offer throughout the afternoon as well, with visitors welcome to attend the ecumenical service which will be held on the site of the old chapel at 4pm.

  • Gates Open at 1pm
  • 1.30 Mediaval sword fighting display
  • 2.15 Mummers Play
  • 3.00 Medieval sword fighting display
  • 4.00 Service in the Chapel Ruins

For further information phone 0121 464 2193


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