Join us for our Festival of Archaeology Open Day to discover what lies in the soil beneath our feet!

The ruins of Weoley Castle are over 750 years old, making it one of the oldest buildings still visible in Birmingham.

Regionally important archaeological finds have been discovered in the grounds making it the perfect site to explore this fascinating subject.

Drop-in to various activities throughout the day:

  • Join walking talks around the site with Mike Hodder, former Birmingham City Archaeologist at 11.30am and 2pm. Space on the walks is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. 
  • Take part in a play dig giving children a chance to excavate hidden remains! 
  • Get hands on with replicas of Medieval objects and learn how the occupants of Weoley lived. 
  • People have journeyed from all over the world to settle in Birmingham, find out where the owners of the Ruins came from. 
  • Meet local archaeologists to learn more about their work.
  • See archaeological finds from the site back on display at the Ruins for the first time in over 15 years!

Pre-booking is required. 

Access to the event is 11am - 4pm and you can stay as long as you like within this period.

Suitable for adults and families. 

This event takes place outdoors and on uneven ground, suitable footwear and clothing is advised. Please note there are toilets facilities on site but no café.

This event is presented as part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology.

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