Get hands-on with history and immerse yourself in the crafts and lives of people in the past!

Explore this magnificent seventeenth century mansion, immerse yourself in history and meet colourful characters from the past.

There will be a great chance to get hands-on with history, including:

  • Speak to the master stonemason and see how the hall might have been shaped.
  • Learn about cookery and the home front during the Second World War.
  • Help Queen Victoria’s soldiers make munitions.
  • Try armour and weapons of the Middle Ages.
  • For younger visitors you can even take part in some jousting!

This event is likely to be extremely popular, so pre-booking is highly recommended.

Please note: the date of this event has changed. It was previously advertised as 17th September but it is now taking place on 18th September. 

Aston Hall is open from 12.00noon to 4.00pm, with the last timed entrance to the Hall at 3.00pm. Your timed ticket is for entrance to the Hall, but we recommend showing up earlier to see the historical displays and explore the grounds which are open from 11.00am (we wouldn’t want you to miss anything!).

The Stable Yard Café and grounds are open from 11.00am-4.00pm.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through visiting helps us care for beautiful buildings like Aston Hall.

This event is part of part of Birmingham Heritage Week.

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