Doing up the House - Heritage Talk

Doing up the House - Heritage Talk
From 4 July 2019 at 6:00 PM
To 4 July 2019 at 8:30 PM
Cost £5 per person
Refreshments Served

This talk explores the huge investment in domestic houses in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the different meanings and timescales of objects bought for the home. We will consider the rich significance of objects such as furniture and tablewares intended as heirlooms compared with the range of novel and perishable items that catered to changing tastes and practices, including foodstuffs and writing equipment. Part of this considers different shopping habits for permanent items compared with everyday essentials – where and how did people go shopping for goods in this period?

Join Dr Tara Hamling from the University of Birmingham and Professor Catherine Richardson from the University of Kent, authors of A Day at Home in Early Modern England Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700, for this fascinating talk on the objects that surrounded people in the Tudor and Stuart periods. You couldn't be in better surroundings, so join Selly Manor Museum Manager Daniel Callicott for a tour of the Laurence Cadbury Collection of early furniture and domestic objects before the talk itself.


Booking essential. £5 per person

Tickets will be available online and in person from Selly Manor Museum

To book please call 0121 472 0199 or email [email protected]

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10am on MONDAY 1st APRIL

Free admission to this event does not apply for BVT residents

The tour begins at 6pm, the talk begins at 7pm, please do join us for a complimentary tea or coffee as you arrive. We also keep the manor open after hours for you to enjoy.

Accessibility: The talk takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on ground level. The tour takes place throughout Selly Manor which has steep stairs and uneven floors. You will find detailed information about accessibility of the site on our Your Visit page. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.