guided tour Tue-Thu 1pm-5pm, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm (in Aug: daily 10am-5pm and Bank Hol Mon, closed Tue) - closed 1st week Sep and 24 Dec-6 Feb - booking recommended
This agglomeration of four restored houses on a courtyard offers an extraordinary trip back in time, to the daily life of four familes in 1840, 1870, 1930 and 1970 respectively. Furniture, objects, silverware, costume and mementoes vividly bring these periods back to life, evoking a bygone Birmingham and indeed a wider national history. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to learn more about a past so often seemingly long vanished. Unmissable.