Rediscover Birmingham this Birmingham Heritage Week 2019
Birmingham Heritage Week is back for 2019 and consists of 11 days of varied and fascinating events, from 12th to 22nd September.
The events range from exhibitions and tours to open days and concerts. It is the perfect time for local residents and tourists alike to discover parts of the city they have never seen before or rediscover popular places from a new perspective.
Irene De Boo, Co-ordinator for Birmingham Heritage Week 2019, said: “We’re back with a brilliant array of events for Birmingham Heritage Week 2019 and the listings are even easier to navigate on our website, so it’s the perfect time for visitors to start planning and filling up their diaries with exciting events!”
Some of the highlights from the week’s line-up include the Baskerville Keyhill Cemetery Tour during the dusky hours of twilight. Here, you will discover the surprising story of John Baskerville, the famous Birmingham printer and typewriter, whilst seeing the cemeteries and catacombs at their most atmospheric, as your torch guides you through the darkness. Other highlights comprise of the opening of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s stunning Waterhall Gallery and numerous historical buildings in Bourneville.
As well as this, discover the hidden green spaces of the Secret Gardens in Handsworth on a specially extended tour. You will gain access to the magical walled gardens behind nine striking Georgian houses, which are usually closed to the public. Last but not least, truly see what life was like for those ‘downstairs’ with a special guided tour at the beautiful Jacobean mansion, Aston Hall, which focuses on the lives of servants in the 17th century.