The Chamberlain Highbury Trust

The Chamberlain Highbury Trust have moved all activities online and out doors to keep our volunteers and the public safe.

We are in the middle of our Garden Restoration programme and contractors are onsite -currently removing damaged trees and clearing the way for work on the restored and accessible path network and drive. Read more under Highbury’s Garden Project.

Please stay behind any hazard tape you see on site and ensure your children and dogs are kept close so they don’t stumble into any hazards.

Thank you for your continued support.


Highbury is a Grade II* listed building, which was commissioned as his Birmingham residence by Joseph Chamberlain in 1878, two years after he became member of parliament for Birmingham. It took its name from the Highbury area of London, where Chamberlain had lived as a child.

The south facing grounds of 30 acres associated with Highbury were mainly landscaped by Edward Milner in 1879.

The Chamberlain Highbury Trust was established in 2016 to preserve and restore the house and grounds and give them both a sustainable future.

Our aspiration is to make Highbury fully accessible to everyone and regain its rightful place in Birmingham’s historical and cultural landscape.

Most importantly, we want Highbury to engage young people from all backgrounds and encourage them to take inspiration from the Chamberlain family heritage. We want them to critically reflect upon leadership in all its forms and to take their place in the future of the region and country.

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