Aston Alive! Hands-on-History
Get hands on with history at Aston Hall as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. Explore this magnificent seventeenth century mansion, immerse yourself in history and meet colourful characters from the past.
Learn about arrow making from the fletcher, speak to the master stonemason and see how the hall might have been shaped, learn about cookery and the home front during the Second World War, or help Queen Victoria’s soldiers make munitions, try armour and weapons of the Middle Ages – and for younger visitors you can even take part in some jousting!
This event is likely to be extremely popular, so pre-booking is highly recommended.
Aston Hall is open from 12.00noon to 4.00pm, with the last timed entrance to the Hall at 3.00pm. Your timed ticket is for entrance to the Hall, but we recommend showing up earlier to see the historical displays and explore the grounds which are open from 11.00am (we wouldn’t want you to miss anything!).
The Stable Yard Café and grounds are open from 11.00am-4.00pm.
Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through visiting helps us care for beautiful buildings like Aston Hall.
Organised by Birmingham Museums Trust/Aston Hall
Date & Time
Sat 17 Sept | 12pm-4pm
Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Aston, B6 6JD
Adults £9, Concessions £7Children £3, Under 3s free entry
Ticket price includes entry to Aston Hall
There is level access to: tearoom, ticket desk, shop, grounds (including both gardens), stables range, as well as the ground floor of Aston Hall including the great hall, great parlour, colonnade room, Johnson room, small dining room, servants’ hall and kitchen.
Assistance dogs are welcome inside all our gardens and the Stable Yard café.
Please note that stiletto heels are not permitted due to the historic floors. Please wear comfortable shoes because most of the rooms open for visitors are accessed by climbing stairs; the ground floor has step-free access.
More information here