Our venues


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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160


Treat your lovely Mum this Mother’s Day. Wear your best hat and join us for afternoon tea in the Stables followed by a whirlwind trip through the enchanting history of the hat in the spectacular setting of the Great Hall.

Discover how such a frippery led to unique changes in the lives and dress of 19th and 20th century women, from laws to protect men’s safety, self-defence classes for women, the declining morals of ladies, and international protests!

Finish your afternoon with a wander around this grand old mansion.

There will be a prize for the most spectacular hat.


  • Arrival is from 12.15pm
  • Afternoon Tea is served at 12.30pm
  • 100 Years of Hats Talk is at 2pm
  • Wander around Aston Hall from 3.15pm
  • Site closes at 4.15pm

Please dress warmly for the talk in the Great Hall and do not wear stiletto heels because they damage the historic floor, unless you have heel protectors.

Each table seats up to 10 people. If you are a couple or a group up to 10 who wishes to sit next to each other then please book together. If your group exceeds 10 then please contact us after booking with your reference number and we will endeavour to do our best to ensure your tables are nearby, however this is at the manager’s discretion.

If you’d like the vegetarian option, or have special dietary requirements please send an email to aston.hall@birminghammuseums.org.uk with your booking reference number.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Suitable for ages 10+

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