The Austin Village - Heritage Talk

The Austin Village - Heritage Talk
From 13 October 2022 at 7:00 PM
To 13 October 2022 at 8:30 PM
Cost £5 per person

Join Hazel Griffiths as she uncovers questions about the who, why, where and when of the Austin Village.  The village was built by Herbert Austin, who created the Austin Motor Company at Longbridge in 1905, and then set about the construction of 200 prefabricated bungalows in Birmingham that are still lived in 105 years on.

This illustrated heritage talk will bring the history of this important Birmingham development to life, and explain how 200 red cedar wood pre-fabricated bungalows were imported from the USA, and shipped across the Atlantic in 1917. Find out about the residents and their lives, how the bungalows were used and how they have survived.


This heritage talk takes place at 7pm on Thursday 13th October 2022, and lasts for about an hour and a quarter. Tickets are £5 per person and include entry to Selly Manor Museum which be open before the talk as well as complimentary tea and coffee.

Booking
Booking is essential. To book a place please call the Selly Manor Team on 0121 472 0199. The cost is £5 per person.
The talk will begin promptly so please arrive in good time at Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AE.

How will we keep you safe?
The safety of our staff and visitors is very important to us. We will ensure measures are taken to keep you safe at this event. Hand washing and sanitiser stations will be available for use. Mask wearing will be advised.

Accessibility
The talk takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on the grounds floor and is wheelchair accessible. You will find detailed information about accessibility of the site on our website. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.