Birmingham and West Midlands
Explore places which have shaped the way we live, work and play in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Experience 200 years of working people's lives in the heart of Birmingham.
Through a partnership between the National Trust and Canal & River Trust, the Roundhouse in Birmingham has been revived as a hub for city tours.
Paint, Politics and Pre-Raphaelite Artists
A stunning countryside haven in the heart of the busy Midlands
An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King
The garden at Wightwick is the perfect place for a walk after enjoying the delights of the house. Designed by Thomas Mawson, today it has something to see no matter what the season.
Explore Moseley’s walled gardens to discover 17th-century plants, a heritage orchard and intricate knot garden. Climb the tree hide and build a den in the King’s Walk Woods beyond.
Enjoy the great outdoors on the Clent Hills with miles of bridleway to explore. Find out about the best routes and keeping yourself safe while out walking and cycling on the Hills.
Join in a host of seasonal adventures and events for all ages at places near you. Find out what's on and what’s coming soon.
Discover what family-friendly activities are on offer at Moseley Old Hall, from adventures and trails in the 17th century house, to exploring the adventure playground, complete with den building, mud kitchen, and turf labyrinth.
With seasonal activities for all the family, gardens to explore, a natural play area and lots of history and nature to discover. Find out about our latest family activities and plan your day out.
Buy new and used books at Court 15, the second-hand bookshop at Birmingham Back to Backs. Donate your pre-loved books or become a volunteer.
Discover the historic buildings at Wightwick and grab a bite to eat in the tea-room or stop by the shop or second-hand bookshop for the perfect souvenir of your visit.
The tea-room is open for takeaways and outdoor seating, serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks. Hot food is served from 12 noon until 3pm. Stop by the second-hand bookshop to pick up your next read.
Learn how the National Trust’s Innovation and Partnership Team (IPT) joined a coalition to save Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham, a unique Edwardian swimming venue that faced closure
From intriguing museums to stately homes, there are several places in Birmingham that offer a special welcome to our members. You could be entitled to up to 50% off your entry price when you show your National Trust membership card.
Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens and Parkland is a 40acre green space on the edge of the city. A unique survival of early 18th century formal gardens with walks, heritage orchards, seasonal bedding, ponds and a maze. The Parkland is a Local Nature Reserve. Courtyard Café and shop free to access. Family friendly and dogs on short leads welcome. Free activities and bookable events all year round. Discount: 2-4-1 entry (not including special event days, for which visitors can buy supplementary tickets)
Blakesley Hall, a timber-framed Tudor masterpiece constructed in 1590, stands proudly as one of Birmingham's oldest and most exemplary architectural treasures. Today, the hall serves as a museum, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its historic splendour. Situated in the charming suburb of Yardley, the hall's picturesque gardens create an oasis of tranquillity tucked away where you’d least expect! Discount: 50% off entry.
Explore how this Jewellery Quarter factory, owned by the Newman Brothers, produced high-quality coffin furniture for over 100 years, including the fittings for Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. From coffin handles to shrouds and more, the museum’s workshops are full of original stock, tools and working machinery, enabling visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian factory life. Guided tour and self-guided entry available. Discount: 50% off self-guided entry (not including guided tours).
Sarehole Mill, built in 1768, is a functioning watermill and one of only two in Birmingham. Nestled in the picturesque suburb of Moseley, it offers a scenic spot for walks and picnics, attracting both locals and tourists. Renowned for its connection to J.R.R. Tolkien, who drew inspiration from the mill for his Middle-earth stories, Sarehole Mill welcomes visitors with a range of engaging tours and activities. Discount: 50% off entry.
Aston Hall, a beautiful Jacobean mansion built in 1618, is a remarkable landmark in Birmingham. As a public museum, it welcomes visitors to explore its impressive rooms and lush grounds, including Lady Holte’s Garden. Boasting a fascinating history including a Civil War siege, and said to be one of Britain’s most haunted buildings, Aston Hall provides guests with a chance to learn about Birmingham's history and enjoy some of the city's best gardens in a truly memorable environment. Don’t miss it’s iconic Long Gallery. Discount: 50% off entry.
Join your local supporter group in Birmingham and the West Midlands for visits, holidays and fundraising events supporting the Trust.
Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to care for Moseley Old Hall – discover how you could play your part in helping to preserve this historic Elizabethan farmhouse.
Find out more about volunteering at Wightwick Manor and how you can join the team that has been making Wightwick tick for over 60 years.
Find out more about volunteering at Clent Hills and how you can play your part in looking after this nature and wildlife haven in the heart of the Midlands.
There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Birmingham and West Midlands, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.
Father Christmas is making his annual appearance in his magical sitting room in the Manor. Demand is always high so make sure to book your tickets early. Pre-booking is essential.
Come along to Wightwick Manor this festive season to help us celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas just like the Mander family would have enjoyed.
Enjoy listening to some festive music during your visit to Wightwick Manor and Gardens this Christmas.
Enjoy listening to some festive music in the Great Parlour as part of your normal visit to the Manor this Christmas.
Join us for a talk from Gary Lindsay-Moore, the photographer behind our current exhibition on local fashion icons, Kahn and Bell.