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DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST AT THE NEW BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE Tuesday 24 April 2018

Following up last April’s talk by Dr Helen Clifford on the Silversmith’s Craft, we have arranged an exciting visit to THE NEW ASSAY OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM.


The day starts with coffee, tea and biscuits on our arrival, in the conference room, followed by a talk called ‘Boulton would be proud’, providing an overview of the success of the Birmingham Assay Office and Matthew Boulton’s fight to get it established in 1773. Finally we shall visit the Silver Collection and other items from the Library and Archives on display there.


Our morning finishes at 12:30pm when we will travel by coach to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where you are free to choose which exhibition to view or visit the café in the basement.  Alternatively explore Centenary Square, which contains the (controversial) new Library; The Hall of Memory and the Symphony Hall at the far end. You can walk through the Symphony Hall Complex to reach the canal, crossing over the bridge to reach more restaurants or walk along the tow path underneath the little brick bridge should be on your left to The Mail Box shopping area.


The cost per person will be

£32.00

to include transport, refreshments
entry to Assay Office and all gratuities

 

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