november, 2021

sun14nov2:00 pm4:00 pmGuided Tour of Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Key Hill Cemetery Event Organized By: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery, in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Event Type :Tours, Talks & Walks

Event Details

Walking History Tour of Key Hill Cemetery , the unique catacombs & the residents who rest in this non-denominational burial ground.

History of Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham’s first cemetery and formerly known as the General Cemetery , the unique catacombs and the residents resting in this non -denominational cemetery .

Walking History Tour with our expert volunteer guide includes the history the unique catacombs and the residents resting in this non -denominational cemetery .

The final resting place of Joseph Chamberlain , Alfred Bird, Thomas Avery , William Murphy , John Skirrow Wright , Joseph Tangye, Constance Naden , Harriet Martineau , Marie Bethel Beauclerc , , Rev George Dawson , Henry Palethorpe, Joseph Gilliott, Robert Lucas Chance , William Butler , Thomas Walker , Isaac Horton, James Hinks.

Conservation -the single tiered catacombs have recently been restored, along with new railings , footpaths and planting in this non-denominational cemetery .

This cemetery is a haven for wildlife .

MEETING PLACE : Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street gate entrance not far from Warstone Lane Cemetery Icknield Street entrance at 2pm

( see separate event for Warstone Lane Cemetery tour at 12 noon )

Tickets via Eventbrite £5.00 includes booking fee . Children under 16 years no charge. All Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times

Guided tours are the second Sunday in the month except for December .

Finding a grave – Should you require to find the location of a family grave, the Friends may be able to assist. Please note this is unlikely to be achieved during a guided tour. With prior notice the Friends can arrange for you to meet a volunteer before the tour begins, please allow plenty of time for this. Alternatively, a date and time can be arranged to suit you and a volunteer. Should you require this voluntary service please email the Friends in advance with the family names and year of death if known. Also state which cemetery if known.

Getting here :

By Train and Tram stops at the Jewellery Quarter Station in Vyse Street .

By Bus -the 101 bus from Colmore Row to Chamberlain Clock walk to Vyse Street , see Sunday service via and plan my journey

By Car – Clean Air Zone From 1st June 2021 Birmingham Clean Air Zone WILL YOU NEED TO PAY?

Charges are from midnight to midnight. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will start charging on Tuesday, but estimates predict that 75% of cars will be exempt from charges. The zone, covering the centre of town, aims to reduce pollution levels and encourage more people to switch to public transport to visit the city centre. It is different to the London congestion charge which charges all vehicles so it’s important that you know whether it applies to you or not.

Check your vehicle here to see if you would be charged:

Follow the Friends on Eventbrite , Facebook , Twitter and via the Friends website .

Volunteers of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery maintaining the cemeteries & RAISING FUNDS FOR GRAVE RESTORATION since 2004 .

Guided Tours of the cemeteries in 2019



(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Key Hill Cemetery

Key Hill, Birmingham, B18 5AH


Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery, in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

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