Aston Park is hosting the Jamaica 0121 Festival and Aston Hall is getting into the party atmosphere!

Aston Hall is opening in a very different way on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August as Aston Park is taken over for the Jamaica 0121 Festival and we join in with the celebration!

Aston Hall will be open as normal, the ground and café from 11am to 4pm and the Hall from 12noon to 4pm (last entry to the hall 3.30). When you are done at this grand old mansion the party will be getting into full swing down the hill, as the festival continues into the evening!

The festival will not only be celebrating 60 years of Jamaican independence but will showcase the culture that Jamaica has exported to Birmingham.

Your visit will be different to normal as we join in the party atmosphere, but we will be open and ready to welcome everyone! Enjoy FREE entry to the hall and rest in the peace of our formal gardens.

Take advantage of free arts and craft activities in our classroom. We have a special Arts Club takeover by the Black Arts Form as part of the Jamaica 0121 Festival. Inspired by the decorative birds in the Hall and the hummingbird, the national bird of Jamaica, use mixed media to make your own colourful collages.

Please note that there will be no parking available in Aston Park so please be prepared to park further afield and walk in, or ideally travel by public transport!

The Jamaica 0121 Festival is a free outdoor event featuring Live Bands, Performing Artist, DJs, Jamaican and Jerk Cuisine, and a variety of stalls. You and the whole family will be able to participation together to enjoy this cultural experience. Jamaica 0121 is an exhilarating dazzling display of Jamaica's influence on today's culture engaging everyone that attends and encapsulating the diverse spirit of Birmingham.

Visitors will get an opportunity to get a taste of Jamaica over the weekend during the festival: Jerk Stalls, Jamaican Cuisine, arts, craft, and fashion will all be available in the park.

No booking required. 

See the Jamaica 0121 website for more details.

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