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Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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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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Photo aston

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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Photo blakesley

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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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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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

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

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

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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Schools

Visiting Weoley Castle

This page contains comprehensive information for teachers bringing pupils on a visit to Weoley Castle, it includes pre-visit and on the day information.

Weoley Castle offers the opportunity to study the ruins and environs of a 750 year old moated medieval manor house in a safe outdoors environment.

Pre-Visit Information

Address

Weoley Castle
Alwold Road
Weoley Castle
Birmingham
B29 

Contact

For enquiries or to make a booking contact the Education Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001 or email educationbookings@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Risk Assessments

Download the schools risk assessment (PDF) for Weoley Castle.

Teacher Previews

If you are a first time visitor to Weoley Castle it is recommended that a member of your teaching staff attends a pre-visit. The ruins can be viewed from the viewing platform which is open every day.

Facilitated Sessions

Our facilitated sessions take place within the historic environment of Weoley Castle and are interactive and hands-on. They have been developed by an experienced museum Learning Officer and are linked to the National Curriculum. Sessions include active learning opportunities and are designed to appeal to all learning abilities and styles.

Self-Guided Visits

Self-guided visits are available by pre-booking only. To plan and book your self-guided visit please contact our bookings team.

Home Educators

All of our taught sessions are available for home education groups. We can adapt the content of the taught sessions to fit with mixed age groups, abilities and needs. A minimum charge may apply.

Disabled Access

The site is mainly grass but is largely on the flat (other than access to the moat). Accessible toilet facilities are available.

Goodie Bags

Goodie bags are available to pre-order and can either be paid for on the day or via invoice to your school. To pre-order your bags please contact Sarehole Mill on 0121 348 8160.

Pupil / Teacher Ratio

  • For Foundation and Key Stage 1 groups a minimum of 1 adult to every 6 children is required. 
  • For Key Stage 2 and over a minimum of 1 adult for every 10 children is required.

A failure to meet these ratios may result in your session being cancelled upon arrival.

On the Day Information

Arrival 

School groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start of their first taught session. This will allow for pupils to disembark from the coach, drop off lunch bags and visit the toilets.

Late arrival may result in your taught sessions being shortened. Sessions cannot be carried over due to other groups and activities around the house.

Coach Drop Off and Parking

Coaches can drop pupils off on Alwold Road. There is no dedicated coach parking.

Schools Entrance

Please enter via the main entrance.

Classroom

Our classroom space is large enough for a taught session with table dinner space at one end.

Lunch Area

Lunch by picnic in the grounds or in the classroom. Please discuss this at the point of booking.

Cloakroom

Teachers and pupils may leave their belongings in the classroom, which is a secure space, but it is recommended to keep high value items on you at all times.

Toilets 

Accessible toilet facilities are available onsite.

Museum Shop

There is no shop at Weoley Castle. 

Pupil Behaviour

  • It is the responsibility of the class teachers and accompanying adults to control the behaviour of pupils
  • Pupils are expected to show respect, listen to museum staff and follow instructions
  • A health and safety briefing will be given as part of your visit

Photography 

Photography is permitted.