Brierley Hill Heritage Open Day 11th – 18th September 2020

This year’s Heritage Open Day will take place from Saturday 11th September to Saturday 18th September.

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2021 Events

  • Black Country Living Museum 1000-1500
    •  Black Country Living Museum road show, with Marsh and Baxter theme, competitions and takeaway food, located in the market

  • Brierley Hill Dawn 0600-0700
    • Listen to a broadcast on Black Country Radio celebrating the sounds of historic buildings in Brierley Hill as the sun rises over our town.

  • Brierley Hill Library 1000-1600
    • Historic Brierley Hill exhibition. The hugely popular exhibition of artefacts and maps held by the library will once again be on display – PLUS: 1200-1500 Poetry workshop; badge making; and Maketon story telling

  • Brierley Hill Market 0800-1600
    • Peaky Blinders day, fancy dress competition, vintage cars, Katie Lewis – tap dancer, Claire Louise – vintage singer, Garrison pub theme, The Supreme show girls and more. A great day of fun.

  • Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company – Bullets in Brierley Hill
    • Can you crack the clues to escape? Escape room activities delivered around a Peaky Blinders theme! This is part of the New Wave programme supported by Heritage Open Days.

  • Brierley Hill Town Trail launch
    • The launch of a new walking tour of Brierley Hill taking in the historic buildings in the town supported by Dudley MBC and Historic England

  • Top Church Training – Harry’s Cafe 0930 – 1600
    • Food from around the world, with a Black Country bias, plus other refreshments bought to you by this social enterprise and charity located in Brierley Hill.

  • Hawbush Community Gardens 1100-1500
    • Relax in Hawbush Community Gardens. Learn about how to grow your own food and about the role of soil and clay in the history of the area, from brick making to glass making.

  • St Mary’s 1100-1530
    • Tours of this historic Pugin designed church with its magnificent works of art. Listen to a harp performance (1200) and organ recital (1300).

  • St Michael’s 0930-1530
    • Explore Brierley Hill’s oldest building, discover the animals hidden in its stained glass windows, learn about and have a go with the 150 year old handbells – made by the same company as Big Ben. Activities include creating your own stained glass; make a model of the tower; and sketching inside the building.

  • Coming soon
    • 18th September – Picnic in the Park – 1200-1500
      • Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Marsh Park – traditional sports (proper sports like egg and spoon races!), talks, dancing, brick making. Bring your own picnic to enjoy the surroundings of Brierley Hill’s park.