Heritage Open Day Exploring Curzon Street – unearthing railway heritage and discovering local stories
Come along to learn about the heritage surrounding Curzon Street and, in particular, the burial ground at Park Street.
Join us at our Heritage Open Day to learn about the history and heritage surrounding the Curzon Street area. In particular, its railway heritage. There’ll also be insight into the archaeology taking place at the Park Street burial ground. We will be holding hourly timed talks at Millennium Point on themes around the history and heritage of the Curzon Street area. Including, about the original Curzon Street railway station and terminus building. The talks will also explore the archaeological burial investigations that will be taking place around Park Street. You will hear from our on-site archaeologists discussing their research and findings so far. This will be a fascinating insight into Birmingham’s past. Our archaeologists will also be exhibiting their Time Truck – Archaeology on Wheels – to give a hands-on experience of archaeology.
You can also take part in a timed visit inside the old Curzon Street Station terminus building, not usually open to the public. Take a glimpse into the past and also look forward to the future of this treasured Grade I listed building. As well as exploring the past at Curzon Street, we would also like to hear your stories and memories of the local area and will be recording these on the day as part of our local oral history project using our pop-up recording studio, set up in Millennium Point.