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This weekend - Soho House Reopens and Aston Hall has Curious Visitors

This weekend - Soho House Reopens and Aston Hall has Curious Visitors

29th June 2012

This weekend Soho House Museum reopens to the public on Saturday 30th June and Curious Visitors: the Arts Council Collection will be at Aston Hall starting from Sunday 1st July.

Did you know that many of our museums offer free admission on the first weekend of the month (Saturday or Sunday depending on venue)? You can also enjoy a wide range of fascinating events and activities for all the family at all of our sites, including the ever-popular Big Brum History Buz.

This weekend is an especially exciting one at Soho House and Aston Hall, with Soho House reopening to the public on Saturday and the start of the Curious Visitors: the Arts Council Collection exhibition at Aston Hall on Sunday.

Soho House Museum reopens to the public - Saturday 30th June 
To celebrate its reopening following a major redevelopment, Birmingham families are invited to ‘Making a Mint’, a free community open day at Soho House. Visitors of all ages can come and enjoy the elegant Georgian home of Matthew Boulton where there will be many free family friendly activities.

Plus, visitors can explore the new exhibition ‘Matthew Boulton: Selling what all the world desires’ and discover the fascinating spaces now restored to their former glory following the extensive improvements at the historic venue.

Curious Visitors: the Arts Council Collection at Aston Hall  - Sunday 1st July - 23rd September
At Aston Hall visitors will have the opportunity to discover a range of highly unexpected and inspiring works of art by some of the UK’s most prominent contemporary artists presented against the beautiful backdrop of the Jacobean mansion.

Presented in collaboration with the Arts Council Collection, Curious Visitors brings together important works of contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, videoand sound installation. Key works by major British artists including Peter Doig, Toby Ziegler and Janice Kerbelhave been carefully selected and located throughout the venue, providing an intriguing juxtaposition between heritage and contemporary perception.

There is free admission to Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Soho House and Sarehole Mill this Sunday. Open 12-4pm.

Big Brum History Buz
Also on Sunday the Big Brum History Buz will be running its ‘Tolkien and Tudors’ open-top guided bus service to Blakesley Hall and Sarehole Mill. You can Meet the Miller at Sarehole Mill and enjoy the ongoing Lavender Festival at Blakesley Hall.

First bus 11.30 from Victoria Square. Tickets: £3 adults, children free. No prebooking available.

Tolkien and Tudors Timetable Sunday 1st July 2012

  • Victoria Square 11.30, 13.15, 14.30, 15.45 - Last bus is drop off only bus.
  • Sarehole Mill 11.50, 13.35, 14.50, 16.10
  • Blakesley Hall 12.10, 13.55, 15.10, 16.30 - Last bus back to Edmund Street. 

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