Birmingham Museum Trust will be launching a Heritage Walk in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

The Jewellery Quarter Heritage Walk is in association with the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. The aim is to invite visitors to the walk and educate them about the history of the area.

Visitors who take the walk will be able to explore the history of the people, places and themes that created what the Quarter is today, one of the largest concentrated areas of jewellery production in the world!

There are two scheduled walks for those who are interested in this new scheme: Saturday 15th August and Saturday 3rd October in the afternoon, 2pm till 4pm.

Property manager at Birmingham Museum Trust, Oliver Buckley, who also is in charge of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, said, “The Jewellery Quarter has been described as a national treasure and a place of unique character.

The Georgian and Victorian houses of the Jewellery Quarter largely housing the trade gives us one of the last surviving examples in Britain of the transition from a domestic economy to an industrial one.” He continued to speak of the upcoming Heritage Walk, “These heritage walks will focus on the jewellery trade but also encompass many other aspects of the Jewellery Quarter’s rich history that placed Birmingham firmly on the national and international map.

To book a place for the walk, the price is £5pp! Find out more here.

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