Birmingham Conservation Trust is a charity which exists ‘to preserve and enhance Birmingham’s threatened architectural heritage and to promote an enjoyment and understanding of the City’s historic buildings’.
BDFAS is part of a national organisation NADFAS which supports local Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Each local Society brings together like-minded individuals to share their appreciation of and commitment to the arts. All local Societies have an exciting programme of monthly arts lectures, study days and gallery visits. In addition, Members have the opportunity to join a broad range of hands-on preservation and conservation projects.
To gather information, stories, photographs and other memorabilia about a trade that was at one time a big employer in Birmingham. It is also one that is now sadly neglected; there is little information to be found (especially in comparison to some of Birmingham's other trades) on the internet.
Birmingham Heritage Forum is a voluntary association of public and private groups and individuals interested in the heritage of Birmingham. Here you will find details of sites and collections in the City. BHF Leaflet
This unique area dates back over 250 years and is still home to over 400 jewellery businesses. A designated conservation area with over 200 listed buildings. It has been described by English Heritage as a unique historic environment in England, which has few, if any, parallels in Europe. The Quarter also contains Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square in the tranquil surroundings of St. Pauls Church.
Find out all about Birmingham Museums. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery shows its collections of art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography in over 40 galleries. The Community Museums are: Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, and Soho House.
Antique Pens and Accessories.
The Lapworth Museum of Geology dates back to 1880, and is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. Throughout its long history the Lapworth Museum has provided a valuable resource for students, schools and colleges, research workers, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in, or desire to learn, about geology.
Selly Manor dates back to the 1300s. Court rolls of 1327 first mention it as Bournbrook’s manor house, home to local tax collectors the Jouette family.
Thinktank redefines the concept of a science museum. Think of it more as a way to discover the world around you and the life you lead. From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology including a state-of-the-art Planetarium and Giant Screen Cinema.