New Standard Works
Four storeys, our story. Join us to explore our Grade II listed factory, built 1879-80, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.
A rare opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of our newly regenerated industrial building and discover how it is used today. On a guided tour of our four storey building, discover the building’s heritage stories. You will see how the Ruskin Mill Land Trust has transformed a derelict jewellery manufactory into a vibrant mixed-use development centred around Argent College, a specialist education provider for young people aged 16-25 run by Ruskin Mill Trust. This tour takes you behind the scenes and across the building’s four floors, including into the ‘walk in’ safe in the derelict basement and to the unique rooftop micro-farm. You’ll be able to learn more about the stories of the former occupants in our heritage exhibitions and art installations.
For families we have a range of trails and activities to help younger visitors explore our exhibitions, and the craft resource box is open for everyone to be creative and make something during their time with us.
On Saturday 14 September we are also running a free jewellery making craft workshop for families; inspired by the building’s history.
Date & Time
Saturday 14 Sept, 10am – 4pm | Tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm
43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3PE
Pre-booking advised. Book here
Access to the main entrance of The Hive is on the Vittoria Street side of the building. There is street level entry into the building through the brown door. There is a platform lift immediately once you are through the door which takes you to the ground floor. There is level access throughout the ground floor of the building. If you are visiting the building for a full building tour, there is an alternative lift to all floors.
For full details about access at the New Standard Works click here