Birmingham Heritage Week Returns September 2020

Birmingham Heritage Week is returning for 2020 to celebrate the city and its fascinating history, people and places once again. Running from Thursday 10 – Sunday 20 September, this year’s festival will include virtual tours, special outdoor performances, walks and more.

In its sixth year, Birmingham Heritage Week will feel a little different to previous festivals due to restrictions as a result of the pandemic, but with events taking place across 11 days there will be plenty of chance to explore the city and delve into its past as usual – whether that’s from the comfort of your own home, or at a safe in-person event.

Events are now live at with more activities to be added so continue to check back for updates.

Birmingham Heritage Week 2020 is sponsored by Birmingham City Council and organised by Birmingham Museums Trust.

Irene De Boo, Birmingham Heritage Week Co-ordinator, said: “Birmingham Heritage Week is about discovering how the past has influenced the city today, so we felt it was more important than ever to celebrate Birmingham and its stories, during what has been an historic year for everyone.

“We may not be able to bring people together in exactly the same way but we have a brilliant programme of events that can be enjoyed safely online or in-person, so we’d encourage everyone to make the most of this year’s festival, while we’re all spending more time based locally. We’re sure everyone will enjoy discovering something new about this city’s rich heritage this September.”

The priority at all in-person events is to keep attendees and event organisers safe. All activities will take place within government guidelines. There will be limited space so if you are unable to attend because of symptoms please let event organisers know so the space can be used.

More announcements will be made in the coming weeks so be sure to visit the Birmingham Heritage Week website and social media pages to find out more.

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