Jewellery Quarter Colonial Connections

There are two historic cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter; Key Hill and Warstone Lane. They are the final resting place of over 150,000 people, all with a story to tell….

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Symbolism Guide

Cemeteries are full of art and meaning. Every carved stone and gravestone form can be read like a book, and although many of these meanings are obscure to us now,…

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Urban Sketching Trail

Pick up a sketchbook and a pen or pencil and go urban sketching with this self-guided tour of some ofthe Jewellery Quarter’s fascinating historic buildings and landmarks. Curated by Artist…

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Key Hill Virtual Tour

This Virtual Tour of Key Hill Cemetery was made in partnership with reality capture and virtual tour specialists ScanTech Digital and allows you to explore the cemetery from the comfort of your own…

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Family Trails and Activities

We have produced a range of activities for families to use when they visit the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. You can look at the images here or download any activity as…

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Tree Trail

The Victorians loved planting interesting trees in cemeteries so they could be a place where people could come to learn about trees and admire unusual specimens including exotic imported species…

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Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We had an amazing day yesterday at the @jqbid #jqfestival collaborating with @jo_gane1 @suslifeuk @dontgointothecellar and of course the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem meeting so many amazing people

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, including loads of support behind the scenes from @bhamcitycouncil @coffin_works @thehivejq and all the amazing #JQHeritageSquad volunteers.

Now we need to sleep for a week but then we'll be buzzing with ideas for 2023!

We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

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