Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail
2 Victoria Mews
Walsall WS4 2DZ
The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to promote a greater understanding of the shared heritage between the Sikhs and Britain.
Trinity Road, Aston
Birmingham B6 6JD
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.
Bantock House Museum
Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ
Bantock House, once the home of the Bantock family, allows you to discover the secrets of Wolverhampton's history. As you wander through the house you can admire our exquisite decorative arts collection that includes enamels, steel jewellery and japanned ware. Collections: The collections on display at Bantock House highlight local trades of the 1700 and 1800s, including Japanned ware, Enamels, Steel Jewellery and Locks.
Birmingham Back to Backs - National Trust
50-54 Inge Street/55-63 Hurst Street
Birmingham B5 4TE
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 B3 2QB
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.
Bishop Asbury Cottage
Newton Road, Great Barr
West Bromwich B43 6HN
An 18th century cottage which was the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop. Furnished in period style, and with memorabilia and information relating to Asbury's life both in West Bromwich and in America.
Black Country Living Museum
Dudley DY1 4SQ
Covering 26 acres of former industrial land, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world's first industrial landscape. Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country towns. Explore the underground mine and experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes from the past.
Blakesley Road, Yardley
Birmingham B25 8RN
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.
1 Hill Top
Coventry CV1 5AB
Coventry has had three cathedrals in the past 1000 years: the 12th century Priory Church of St Mary, the Medieval Parish Church Cathedral of St Michael and the modern Coventry Cathedral, also named for St Michael.
Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre
Smethwick B66 1BA
Situated just off the Birmingham main line canals, the centre gives visitors an insight into some of the most important civil engineering feats in the area. As well as our displays and exhibitions at the main heritage centre site we also look after the New Smethwick Pumping Station and the original site of James Watt and Matthew Boulton's Smethwick Engine.
Haden Hill House
Cradley Heath B64 7JU
A Victorian gentleman's residence, furnished in period style, and surrounded by 55 acres of beautiful parkland.
Himley Hall & Park
Himley Park, Himley
Dudley DY3 4DF
Himley Hall, situated between Kingswinford and Wombourne, started life in the 18th century when a medieval manor house on the site belonging to the Earl of Dudley was demolished to make way for a great Palladian mansion. The 180 acres of grounds were designed by Capability Brown to include a great lake fed by a series of waterfalls from a higher chain of smaller pools.
Browns Lane, Allesley
Coventry CV5 9DR
Established for the nation in 1983, The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust maintains a unique collection of motor vehicles and artefacts manufactured by Jaguar Cars Limited and the many other renowned marques associated with the company.
Locksmith's House, The
54 New Road
Willenhall WV13 2DA
The Locksmith's House shows the lifestyle and working conditions of the Hodson lockmaking family of Willenhall at the turn of the century. The Victorian house and lockmaking workshops are typical of the many small businesses which once flourished in the town which has been the heart of lockmaking since the Industrial Revolution - the Hodson family business was established in 1792.
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6HA
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.
Priory Visitor Centre
Coventry Arts and Heritage, Priory Row
Coventry CV1 5EX
Discover Coventry's first cathedral at the Priory Visitor Centre and Undercrofts. For hundreds of years the ruins of Coventry's first cathedral lay hidden beneath the city centre. The 'Phoenix Initiative', Coventry's Millennium project, gave archaeologists the opportunity to excavate this important site.
Red House Glass Cone
High Street, Wordsley
Stourbridge DY8 4AZ
The Red House Glass Cone lies in the heart of the Glass Quarter, Stourbridge, West Midlands. It was built at the end of the 18th century and used for the manufacture of glass until 1936. Collections: Newly installed exhibition galleries tell the story of glassmaking in the area and the history of this unique glassworks. Glass and archive material from the Stuart Collection which spans over 100 years will also be on display.
Ruskin Glass Centre
Wollaston Road, Amblecote
Stourbridge DY8 4HE
Situated in Stourbridge's historic glass quarter, the Ruskin Glass Centre houses a wide range of skilled craftspeople, including some of the leading British studio glass companies. Visitors can view the whole array of glassmaking processes including blowing, cutting, kiln work, stained glass and lampwork. There are also other craftspeople including photographers, printers and publishers and glass repairers.
Saint Nicolas Place
81 The Green, Kings Norton
Birmingham B38 8RU
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.
Colebank Road, Hall Green
Birmingham B13 0DB
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.
Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads, Oak Tree Lane, Bournville
Birmingham B30 2AE
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
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
Birmingham B4 6EU
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.
St Mary's Guildhall
Coventry CV1 5RN
St Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England. Collections: The civic collection at St Mary's Guildhall includes a diverse range of items and artworks that have been amassed at the Guildhall over the centuries, some as donations and bequests, others as specific commissions by the guilds or civic leaders.
Tipton Community Heritage Centre
Tipton Community Heritage Centre, Tipton Library, Unit 19, Tipton Shopping Centre, Owen Street,
Tipton DY4 8QE
The centre features a small but informative display covering various aspects of Tipton's industrial and social history. One focus is on the development of the town following the construction of the first canal in 1769.
670 Warwick Road, Tyseley
Birmingham B11 2HL
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.
Alwold Road, Weoley Castle
Birmingham B29 5RX
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.
Wightwick Manor & Gardens - National Trust
Wolverhampton WV6 8EE
One of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The many original William Morris wallpapers and fabrics, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Kempe glass and de Morgan ware help conjure up the spirit of the time.
Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham
58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2RT
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.