In Shakespeare's Warwickshire

In Shakespeare's Warwickshire
From 4 June 2020 at 7:00 PM
To 4 June 2020 at 8:30 PM
Cost £6
Refreshments Served

The house and furnishings of Selly Manor evoke a time that William Shakespeare would have been familiar with. The everyday objects that surrounded Shakespeare and his family are crammed into the rooms of this small Tudor house. The items in the collection were purchased by Laurence Cadbury in the early 1900s, and whilst Laurence was an enthusiastic collector he turned to antiques expert Oliver Baker for advice.

This heritage talk, by Museum Manager Daniel Callicott, will examine Birmingham-born Oliver Baker and his impact on the artistic, antiquarian and historical life of both his home city and his adopted town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The talk will explore how Baker collected and preserved the material culture of Shakespeare's Warwickshire so it could be enjoyed and understood by future generations - with a particular emphasis on the objects that Oliver Baker found for Selly Manor. We will look at how Baker became a knowledgeable author, talented jewellery designer and campaigner for heritage.


Booking essential. £6 per person. 

To book please call Selly Manor Museum on 0121 472 0199, visit the museum during our opening hours or book online via the Bournville Box Office
(please note that there is an additional 5% booking fee for online bookings.)

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