Handsworth Historical Society was formed in 1952 and since 1978 has occupied half of the building known as ‘Handsworth Old Town Hall’. This is a Grade 2 listed cruck cottage built about 1460 and we run our half of it as a community museum about Handsworth.
It contains many exhibits/displays and a host of accessible local records.
As well as opening to the public on dates shown below, We also try to help with family history and other enquiries about the area’s past, and welcome visitors/groups at other times by appointment. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit for your group/school.
WE ARE GRADUALLY TRYINGTO REOPEN THE OLD TOWN HALL SAFELY, IN LINE WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR FORTHCOMING EVENTS.STAY SAFE.
Saturday 31 July
Coffee Morning 10.00am to 1.00pm
Saturday 11 September
Heritage Open Day 10.00am to 5.00pm
We hope to restart speaker meetings later in 2021, and details will be put on the website when confirmed.
New Church Centre, Winleigh Road (off Church Lane), Handsworth Wood, B20 2HN, at 7.30pm or 2pm from January to March inclusive (adjacent car park).
Members £2.00, visitors £3.00, including refreshments.
Coffee Mornings/Heritage Open Day
Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane/College Road, Handsworth, B20 2JL, 10.00am to 1.00pm.
NB: Apart from Coffee Mornings and other events, the Old Town Hall will only be open by appointment in future.