Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.
We opened the doors of Highbury (also known as Highbury Hall) in 2017 and after a successful event, we’re going to do it again this year!
Come and learn about ‘Highbury During the Great War’ on Sunday 16th September from 11am – 4pm.
Look around the house, meet a WW1 soldier, take a guided tour of the grounds and fully immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Highbury and WW1. This is going to be one unmissable event!
Family friendly. Refreshments. Car parking available at Uffculme School on Yew Tree Road.
What’s on in the house?
The Chamberlain Highbury Trust
The Birmingham PALS Living History Society
Moseley Society History Group
Kings Heath History Society
History West Midlands
The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham
Highbury Park Friends
WW1 Royal Warwickshire Regiment display
Mr Chamberlain’s Orchids, An Art and Science Project by Matt Westbrook and Philip Seaton
Self-guided tours of the house
WW1 nursing exhibition
Grand unveiling of a portrait of Neville Chamberlain at 12.30
What’s on in the grounds?
Beekeeping demonstrations (enclosed hive)
Guided Walk ‘Between The Oaks’ at 11.30am
Guided Walk ‘Wild Highbury’ at 1pm
Guided Walk ‘Revealing the Historic Landscape’ at 2pm
Guided Walk ‘Between The Oaks’ at 3pm
Orchard & Woodland Garden
Children’s Games with Family Activities at the Orchard
*Full programme of events to follow….