Bournville 1919 - 1939

Bournville 1919 - 1939
From 7 May 2020 at 7:00 PM
To 7 May 2020 at 8:30 PM
Cost £6
Refreshments Served

Join Dr Michael Harrison for a detailed and fascinating talk on George Cadbury’s ‘model village’ between the wars. Following George Cadbury's death in 1922 this talk will look at how Bournville developed and changed. Dr Harrison was formerly the Deputy Head of the School of Theoretical and Historical Studies in Art and Design at Birmingham City University and author of Bournville: Model Village to Garden Suburb, which was published in 1999.

This is the second talk Dr Harrison has given at Selly Manor Museum and compliments the talk given in 2019 which covered Bournville 1894 - 1914. Hearing the first talk however is not essential and Dr Harrison will place this historical period into its earlier context.


THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED. Following government advice over coronavirus the museum is closed until further notice. Those with tickets are able to arrange a full refund by contacting Selly Manor Museum by email at [email protected] 

Alternatively we plan to reschedule the event and your ticket will remain valid. The date of a future performance is yet to be confirmed but will be advertised on this page and through our social media platforms. If you have any questions please use the contact form below.

Booking essential. £6 per person. 

To book please call Selly Manor Museum on 0121 472 0199 or visit the museum during our opening hours.

Free admission to this event does not apply for BVT residents.

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