This event is sold out.

Join experts from the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society in a leisurely 2.5 mile stroll around the village of Yardley to celebrate Birmingham Heritage Week.

Discover the hidden history of the area including two medieval moats that once surrounded manor houses, ridges remaining from medieval ploughing, and the historic buildings of old Yardley including (exterior only) St Edburgha’s church and the timber-framed old grammar school.

The walk will be led by Dr Mike Hodder, former Birmingham City Archaeologist, and Sue Whitehouse, who devised the Society’s ‘See it for Free’ programme, a web-based invitation to explore the archaeological sites of Birmingham and Warwickshire.

  • The first walk will begin at 11.30am until 1.00pm - Sold out.
  • The second walk will begin at 2.00pm until 3.30pm.

Pre-booking essential as only 10 places per walk. Book tickets online.

This event is not free for members.

Our Herb Garden Cafe will be open from 12pm to 4pm but seating capacity will be reduced. Why not pop in after your walk to refuel?

Blakesley Hall will feel a little different to usual, but we are sure you will enjoy your visit and look forward to welcoming you. 

Staff on site will be wearing PPE or working behind perspex screens, we have enhanced cleaning schedules in place, and we will be asking you to observe social distancing guidelines at all times. We are only accepting contactless payments (no cash accepted). Please remember to bring a face covering if you want to purchase food or drinks whilst on site.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through events like this help us care for beautiful buildings like Blakesley Hall.