The region’s secret canal heritage is being unlocked as part of a series of events planned for Birmingham Heritage Week 2016.
From 12 to 18 September we are working in partnership with the Barclaycard Arena, the Coffin Works and the National Trust at the Roundhouse Birmingham, to host a series of fun interactive tours, taster sessions, walks and a heritage trail aimed at telling the history of the local canals. The activities will tell the story of the people who built, and made a living by working along our waterways.
Throughout the week, members of the public can enjoy a number of activities for free, including:
On 17 and 18 September there will be a unique opportunity to visit the historic Birmingham Roundhouse and enjoy the film trail Tales from the Cut.
Lucky Lowe, heritage advisor at the Trust, said: "Our canals are alive with links to our past but sometimes you just need to know where to look to find them. During heritage week we will be showcasing the very best of the region’s canals. There will be lots of fun things to do and places to explore that highlight just how interesting and unique our local canals really are."
For a full list of activities, dates and times visit www.birminghamheritageweek.co.uk/about/