The Bournville Experience
The Bournville Experience focuses on the Quaker ethics of the Cadbury family and how Bournville Village came to be built.
The site illustrates how the chocolate company and model village of Bournville developed in accordance with the philanthropic Quaker principles of its founding father John Cadbury and his sons George and Richard Cadbury.
A display showcases historical artefacts, including the original pestle and mortar used by founder John Cadbury to grind cocoa beans at his first shop in Bull Street, Birmingham, as well as a video presenting a list of guidelines, called the Suggested Rules of Health, aimed at encouraging the village residents to maintain healthier lifestyles. It also features a VR conversation between George Cadbury and a Cadbury employee.
Enjoy reminiscing over Cadbury packaging and products from the early 1900s right through to the present day in Sweet Delights, modelled on an old fashioned sweet shop.
The Bournville Experience is a great way to celebrate the unique development of Bournville and to understand how the ideas of George Cadbury a century ago were so far ahead of their time.
This is event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14th September with a chance to visit a wide array of fantastic historic sites in Bournville, the garden village created by George Cadbury – for more details visit www.bvt.org.uk.
Date & Time
Saturday 14 Sept 2019 | 10am – 4pm
Linden Road, Bournville, B30 1JR
Free. Please note that that free entry is only available to the Bournville Experience and not to Cadbury World.
Booking not required