Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD

bmag.org.uk

One of the last great homes to be built in the flamboyant Jacobean style, the mansion which was built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte. In 1643 the house was badly damaged in an attack by Parliamentary troops. Today the house is displayed as a series of period rooms containing fine furniture, paintings, textiles and metal work from the collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Birmingham Back to Backs - National Trust

50-54 Inge Street/55-63 Hurst Street
Birmingham B5 4TE

nationaltrust.org.uk

Carefully restored 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses. Birmingham's last surviving court of back to back housing - the story is told through the experiences of the people who lived and worked here. Covers four different periods, from 1840 to 1977.

Birmingham Cathedral

Colmore Row
Birmingham B3 2QB

birminghamcathedral.com

Birmingham Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship since 1715 designed by the Baroque architect, Thomas Archer. Situated in the heart of the city we are open and staffed every day of the year.

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road, Yardley
Birmingham B25 8RN

bmag.org.uk

After painstaking and careful restoration, Blakesley Hall a stunning, Elizabethan yeoman's house in Yardley, has reopened its doors to the public. Blakesley Hall has undergone extensive renovations to reinstate the ground floor rooms, as closely as possible, to their original appearance.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6HA

bmag.org.uk

Built around the preserved workshops and offices of Smith & Pepper, a Birmingham jewellery firm, the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers a fascinating insight into the city's historic jewellery trade. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the perfectly preserved 'time capsule' factory - little changed since the beginning of the century - and see demonstrations of jewellery making.

Saint Nicolas Place

81 The Green, Kings Norton
Birmingham B38 8RU

saintnicolasplace.co.uk

The Tudor Merchant's House and the 17th century Old Grammar School are set either side of St Nicolas' Church, a place of worship much of which has stood here since Norman times. Together, they constitute the finest collection of mediaeval buildings in Birmingham. They were restored in 2004 and are owned and managed by Kings Norton Parish Church Council for all to enjoy and use.

Sarehole Mill

Colebank Road, Hall Green
Birmingham B13 0DB

birminghammuseums.org.uk

A 250 year old idyllic watermill only four miles from Birmingham city centre. The original main waterwheel, mill gears and grinding stones can been seen in action on milling days, every Wednesday and Sunday during the open season. Explore Sarehole Mill's links with Tolkien. Signposts to Middle-Earth is a family-friendly exhibition explores the connections of JRR Tolkien with Sarehole Mill and the surrounding area.

Selly Manor

Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads, Oak Tree Lane, Bournville
Birmingham B30 2AE

sellymanormuseum.org.uk

Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves are two ancient timber-framed manor houses moved to Bournville in the early 20th century by the chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury. They are two of Birmingham's oldest houses and are beautiful examples of medieval and Tudor architecture, surrounded by an authentic period garden.

Soho House Museum

Soho Avenue, Handsworth
Birmingham B18 5LB

bmag.org.uk

Soho House Museum was the home of Matthew Boulton, one of Birmingham's most famous sons. Boulton is famous for his associations with James Watt and the Lunar Society and left his mark on industrial development in Birmingham.

St Chad's Cathedral

Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EU

stchadscathedral.org.uk

St Chad's, the first Catholic cathedral erected in England since the Reformation, was built between 1839 and 1841 to serve the rapidly expanding Catholic population in Birmingham. It was designed in north German 13th century style by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), the world famous pioneer of Gothic revival architecture.

Vintage Trains

670 Warwick Road, Tyseley
Birmingham B11 2HL

vintagetrains.co.uk

Tyseley Locomotive Works is the engineering subsidiary of the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust, which is a registered educational charity. The trust was established to preserve and demonstrate the steam locomotives in the Tyseley collection.

Weoley Castle

Alwold Road, Weoley Castle
Birmingham B29 5RX

birmingham.gov.uk

The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here. The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Doomsday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf. Excavations have revealed the wealthy status of the castle's occupants. Finds have included glass from Syria and a range of kitchen equipment.

Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham

58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2RT

winterbourne.org.uk

Winterbourne is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. The house was built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold, of Guest, Keen & Nettlefold. Botanic gardens display collections of plants from all around the world.