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Weoley Castle

Weoley Castle

Alwold Road Weoley Castle Birmingham B29

Tel: +44 (0)121 464 2193

Entry: Free

Opening Times:
Ruins can be viewed from the viewing platform which is open every day.

Direct access to the ruins and our new community education centre is available on event days or for groups and schools by a pre-booked guided tour.

The ruins at Weoley Castle are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here. The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Domesday Book, was part of the estates of William Fitz Ansculf. Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal. Today the site is a scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance.

The ruins can be viewed from a viewing platform. Direct access to the actual ruins is only available via one of our event days or for groups and schools by a pre-booked guided tour. Telephone 0121 464 2193 for further information.

What's On at Weoley Castle from April to June

  • Easter Egg Hunt18th April, 11am to 2.30pm
    The Easter Bunny has dropped eggs all over the castle ruins! Can you spot enough to win a prize? £1 per participant
  • Children’s Craft Activity. 25th April, 12pm to 2.30pm.
  • Celebrate St George’s Day by crafting a dragon! £1 per participant.
  • Talk and Walk. 10th May, 2pm.
    Join one of our resident experts for an illustrated talk and tour of the ruins! £5 per person (includes a hot drink) - bookable event (call  0121 464 2193).
  • Make a Kite Workshop30th May, 12pm to 2.30pm. 
    Make yourself a kite to take with you on your travels. £1 per participant.
  • Lords of Dudley and a Licence to Crenellate. 14th June, 10am to 4pm. Historical Day School celebrating the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes. £15 per person (includes light refreshments*). Pre-booking essential (call 0121 464 2193). *Please bring a packed lunch with you.
  • Talk and Walk21st June, 2pm.
    Join one of our resident experts for an illustrated talk and tour of the ruins! £5 per person (includes a hot drink) - bookable event (call 0121 464 2193).

What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites

For more information on events and activities check the What’s On page for listings. 

 

Community Classroom

The site has recently undergone a major consolidation and development project funded by Birmingham City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. This has allowed us to restore much of the fragile stonework and the building of a community classroom.

Volunteering at Weoley Castle

Weoley Castle is a unique community resource that needs volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and help preserve the ruins by becoming a ‘Castle Keeper’ phone 0121 464 2193 or email kirsty.nichol@birminghammuseums.org.uk

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