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Friday 8th of September

11:00 - 12:00
Creative

Poetry Writing Workshop at the Pen Museum

Organiser: The Pen Museum

Join Alyson and Poppy of Creative Writing Events for a one hour poetry writing workshop at the Pen Museum. Water will be available for workshop attendees. Entry to the museum is included in your ticket.Tickets £20. Booking Required.

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

13:00 - 13:45
Tour

Fleet Street Tour – A London Borrowing

Organiser: Coffin Works

Who would have thought such a quiet little back street in Brum had such a story to tell? From back to back housing, to giants of industry and the Cold War! Join a special tour of one street that reflects the history of our fine city of 1000 trades. Tickets £5. Booking Required.

13:00 - 14:00
Creative

Short Story Writing Workshop at the Pen Museum

Organiser: The Pen Museum

Join Alyson and Poppy of Creative Writing Events for a one hour short story writing workshop at the Pen Museum. Water will be available for workshop attendees. Entry to the museum is included in your ticket. Tickets £20. Booking Required.

19:00 - 20:45
Tour

Birmingham’s Dark Side Walking Tour

Organiser: Explore Birmingham

Discounted for Heritage week, Birmingham’s Dark Side tour is an evening walking tour exploring the gothic history of the city. Graveyards, murders, a hanging, body snatching, and a restless corpse. This tour also explores grimier elements of the 19th century city. An atmospheric walk not for the faint-hearted. Booking required Use code HERITAGEWEEK to access reduced price of £9 adults/£6.75 concessions.

Saturday 9th of September

10:00 - 14:00
Open Day

Warstone Lane Cemetery Open Day

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Research Trust

Drop in to discover the history of the cemetery, chat to our friendly volunteers, find out about your own ancestry, take a tour, and go inside the catacombs. Tours take place at 11am and 1pm (£5 charge applies). The tour theme is Art and Artists of the Jewellery Quarter. All tours include a visit to the catacombs. Tours must be booked in advance.

13:00 - 13:45
Tour

Fleet Street Tour – A London Borrowing

Organiser: Coffin Works

Who would have thought such a quiet little back street in Brum had such a story to tell? From back to back housing, to giants of industry and the Cold War! Join a special tour of one street that reflects the history of our fine city of 1000 trades. Tickets £5. Booking Required.

14:00 - 16:00
Tour
Kathleen Dayus Tour - JQ

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour

Organiser: JQBID

Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in her memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s when the Pig & Tail was known as George and the Dragon. This tour combines archive photos of the area with historic information as well as excerpts from Kathleen Dayus’ novels. Free but booking required.

18:00 - 19:30
Church

An evening at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Organiser: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of Theotokos and St. Andrew

You will have the opportunity to attend the Saturday Vespers service, (approx. 30-45 minutes), followed by a short tour of the Cathedral. You will have the opportunity to admire the architecture of the building, learn about its history and also get informed about the meaning of the elements that can be found in an Orthodox Church. Book by email: gocbirmingham@gmail.com

Sunday 10th of September

12:00 - 13:45
Tour

Warstone Lane Cemetery Tour

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

A walking history tour with our experienced guide includes the history of Warstone Lane Cemetery, viewing the exterior tiered catacombs and the residents resting in this Church of England Cemetery. Please note that this tour does not include viewing the interior of catacombs. Tickets £8. Booking required.

12:30 - 13:30
Tour

Behind the Scenes Building Tour – Assay Studios

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter BID

Explore Assay Studios with owners TCN, learn about the history of the building and how it was creatively regenerated into vibrant workspaces. This event is free and includes refreshments on arrival. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. SOLD OUT.

12:30 - 14:00
Tour

J.W. Evans Silver Factory

Organiser: English Heritage

Come and get a unique glimpse into the lost industrial world of J. W. Evans Silver Factory, one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Behind the doors of four seemingly normal terraced houses is a time capsule full of thousands of dies, original equipment, stock and records of a family business with over 120 years of history.  Tickeys £10 (Free for English Heritage members)

13:00 - 13:45
Tour

The Coffin Works’ Architect tour

Organiser: The Coffin Works

Discover the journey of the site from back-to-back housing to its transformation into a state-of-the-art factory in 1894 and then our museum in 2014. The tour will be led by the Chair of The Birmingham Conservation Trust, Richard Garside. Tickets £5. Booking required.

13:30 - 15:30
Tour

Discovering Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: Positively Birmingham

Take the ‘secret canal’ to the Jewellery Quarter and understand how it developed from the Colmore family country estate to a world dominating manufacturing centre. We consider the different industries, from artisan jeweller’s right up to industries that dominated the world. See where the city is heading into the future. A great introduction to the city and Jewellery Quarter which will be of interest equally to local people and visitors. Tickets £12. Booking Required.

14:00 - 15:00
Tour

Behind the Scenes Building Tour – Assay Studios

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter BID

Explore Assay Studios with owners TCN, learn about the history of the building and how it was creatively regenerated into vibrant workspaces. This event is free and includes refreshments on arrival. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. SOLD OUT.

14:00 - 15:45
Tour

Guided Tour of Key Hill Cemetery

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

A Walking History Tour with our expert volunteer guide includes the history of the unique catacombs and the residents resting in this non -denominational cemetery. Please note this tour will not include viewing the interior of the catacombs. Tickets £8. Booking required.

14:30 - 16:00
Tour

J.W. Evans Silver Factory

Organiser: English Heritage

Come and get a unique glimpse into the lost industrial world of J. W. Evans Silver Factory, one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Behind the doors of four seemingly normal terraced houses is a time capsule full of thousands of dies, original equipment, stock and records of a family business with over 120 years of history.  Tickeys £10 (Free for English Heritage members)

19:00 - 20:45
Tour

Birmingham’s Dark Side Walking Tour

Organiser: Explore Birmingham

Discounted for Heritage week, Birmingham’s Dark Side tour is an evening walking tour exploring the gothic history of the city. Graveyards, murders, a hanging, body snatching, and a restless corpse. This tour also explores grimier elements of the 19th century city. An atmospheric walk not for the faint-hearted. Booking required Use code HERITAGEWEEK to access reduced price of £9 adults/£6.75 concessions.

Monday 11th of September

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

Tuesday 12th of September

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

Wednesday 13th of September

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

13:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Birmingham Assay Office 250th Anniversary Heritage Exhibition

Organiser: Birmingham Assay Office

Showcasing the last 250 years and telling the story of our fantastic city by collaborating with like-minded brands who share the same values and commitment to promoting the heritage of Birmingham. From Lloyds Bank to Acme Whistles, The Assay Office have collaborated with numerous different brands to tell the story of the industry through amazing objects. Come along to the Birmingham Assay Office on Wednesday 13th September, to hear guest speakers, see unique memorabilia and experience Birmingham’s rich cultural heritage.

14:00 - 16:00
Tour
Kathleen Dayus Tour - JQ

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour

Organiser: JQBID

Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in her memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s when the Pig & Tail was known as George and the Dragon. This tour combines archive photos of the area with historic information as well as excerpts from Kathleen Dayus’ novels. Free but booking required.

19:00 - 20:45
Tour

Birmingham’s Dark Side Walking Tour

Organiser: Explore Birmingham

Discounted for Heritage week, Birmingham’s Dark Side tour is an evening walking tour exploring the gothic history of the city. Graveyards, murders, a hanging, body snatching, and a restless corpse. This tour also explores grimier elements of the 19th century city. An atmospheric walk not for the faint-hearted. Booking required Use code HERITAGEWEEK to access reduced price of £9 adults/£6.75 concessions.

Thursday 14th of September

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

13:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Birmingham Assay Office 250th Anniversary Heritage Exhibition

Organiser: Birmingham Assay Office

Showcasing the last 250 years and telling the story of our fantastic city by collaborating with like-minded brands who share the same values and commitment to promoting the heritage of Birmingham. From Lloyds Bank to Acme Whistles, The Assay Office have collaborated with numerous different brands to tell the story of the industry through amazing objects. Come along to the Birmingham Assay Office to see unique memorabilia and experience Birmingham’s rich cultural heritage. Booking not required.

Friday 15th of September

11:00 - 14:00
Explore

Visit St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: St Paul's Church

St Paul’s is the iconic church of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, set in a beautiful square that includes a number of restaurants and cafes on the edge of the city centre. Come to experience this sacred space with it captivating architecture, its enchanting atmosphere, its history, and its beauty. Free guided tours at 11am & 12pm & 1pm. Booking not required.

13:00 - 13:45
Tour

Fleet Street Tour – A London Borrowing

Organiser: Coffin Works

Who would have thought such a quiet little back street in Brum had such a story to tell? From back to back housing, to giants of industry and the Cold War! Join a special tour of one street that reflects the history of our fine city of 1000 trades. Tickets £5. Booking Required.

13:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Birmingham Assay Office 250th Anniversary Heritage Exhibition

Organiser: Birmingham Assay Office

Showcasing the last 250 years and telling the story of our fantastic city by collaborating with like-minded brands who share the same values and commitment to promoting the heritage of Birmingham. From Lloyds Bank to Acme Whistles, The Assay Office have collaborated with numerous different brands to tell the story of the industry through amazing objects. Come along to the Birmingham Assay Office to see unique memorabilia and experience Birmingham’s rich cultural heritage. Booking not required.

19:00 - 20:45
Tour

Birmingham’s Dark Side Walking Tour

Organiser: Explore Birmingham

Discounted for Heritage week, Birmingham’s Dark Side tour is an evening walking tour exploring the gothic history of the city. Graveyards, murders, a hanging, body snatching, and a restless corpse. This tour also explores grimier elements of the 19th century city. An atmospheric walk not for the faint-hearted. Booking required Use code HERITAGEWEEK to access reduced price of £9 adults/£6.75 concessions.

Saturday 16th of September

10:00 - 13:00
Workshop

Hands on conservation workshop

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter BID

Join Matt Faber from conservation specialists Oliver Architecture, for a hands-on workshop where you will get the opportunity to use traditional building materials including lime mortar. Learn about historic buildings, materials and conservation methods by exploring the local architecture with Matt and the Jewellery Quarter heritage teams and a practical session in Warstone Lane Cemetery. Tickets £5. Booking Required.

10:30 - 14:30
Explore

Burial Information & Sales stall

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

For Birmingham Heritage Week, The Friends of Key Hill cemetery & Warstone Lane cemetery Information & sales stalls will be in Warstone Lane cemetery. The Friends be able to assist with a burial index for both Key Hill cemetery from 1836 non-denominational (formally The General cemetery) and Warstone Lane cemetery from 1848 C of E (also known as Brookfields cemetery) and subject to volunteers on the day may be able to show you your ancestors resting place. No booking required. Free Event.

11:00 - 15:00
Tour

Warstone Lane Cemetery Interior Catacomb Tours

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery

A rare opportunity to view the interior of the semi-circular catacombs in Warstone Lane Cemetery.  Come and hear about the history of the catacombs and hear about the printer John Baskerville who was buried three times with his final resting place in Warstone Lane Cemetery Catacombs. There will be one tunnel/ chamber open in the catacombs and no human remains or coffins will be seen. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your Warstone Lane catacomb tour to allow time to book in at the Friends information stall in Warstone Lane cemetery. Tours every hour 11am – 3pm. Booking essential.

11:00 - 15:00
Tour

Key Hill Cemetery Interior Catacomb Tours

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery

A rare opportunity to view the interior catacombs Key Hill Cemetery for Birmingham Heritage Week. Come and hear about the history of the catacombs in this non-denominational cemetery. This tour includes the history of the catacombs in Key Hill cemetery, viewing the empty chambers. No human remains will be seen. For this event in Key Hill cemetery please book in at the Warstone Lane cemetery Information Stall at least 20 minutes before your tour commences, a volunteer will walk with you to meet your guide. Tours on the hour from 11am til 3pm. Booking essential.

12:30 - 14:00
Tour

J.W. Evans Silver Factory

Organiser: English Heritage

Come and get a unique glimpse into the lost industrial world of J. W. Evans Silver Factory, one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Behind the doors of four seemingly normal terraced houses is a time capsule full of thousands of dies, original equipment, stock and records of a family business with over 120 years of history.  Tickeys £10 (Free for English Heritage members)

13:00 - 13:45
Tour

Fleet Street Tour – A London Borrowing

Organiser: Coffin Works

Who would have thought such a quiet little back street in Brum had such a story to tell? From back to back housing, to giants of industry and the Cold War! Join a special tour of one street that reflects the history of our fine city of 1000 trades. Tickets £5. Booking Required.

14:30 - 16:00
Tour

J.W. Evans Silver Factory

Organiser: English Heritage

Come and get a unique glimpse into the lost industrial world of J. W. Evans Silver Factory, one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Behind the doors of four seemingly normal terraced houses is a time capsule full of thousands of dies, original equipment, stock and records of a family business with over 120 years of history.  Tickeys £10 (Free for English Heritage members)

18:00 - 19:30
Church

An evening at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Organiser: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of Theotokos and St. Andrew

You will have the opportunity to attend the Saturday Vespers service, (approx. 30-45 minutes), followed by a short tour of the Cathedral. You will have the opportunity to admire the architecture of the building, learn about its history and also get informed about the meaning of the elements that can be found in an Orthodox Church. Book by email: gocbirmingham@gmail.com

Sunday 17th of September

11:00 - 15:00
Museum

Coffin Works Taster tours

Organiser: Coffin Works

For Heritage Open Days and Birmingham Heritage Week, FREE Taster Tours of our Stamp Room on Sunday 17th September. Our Taster tours offers an introduction to the history of The Coffin Works and demonstrations of the Victorian machinery! The Taster Tours will involve a tour of the Courtyard and Stamp Room only. They will last around 30 minutes and will take place on the half hour from 11 am-3 pm. Booking required.

13:30 - 15:30
Tour

Discovering Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: Positively Birmingham

Take the ‘secret canal’ to the Jewellery Quarter and understand how it developed from the Colmore family country estate to a world dominating manufacturing centre. We consider the different industries, from artisan jeweller’s right up to industries that dominated the world. See where the city is heading into the future. A great introduction to the city and Jewellery Quarter which will be of interest equally to local people and visitors. Tickets £12. Booking Required.

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