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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline
Various locations in Dudley 10:00am - 16:00pm

Come and visit us between 10am and 4pm* on Saturday 14 September for your opportunity to visit various key locations – as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day. (*St Edmund Church is open until 2pm and St Thomas Church is open until 3pm).

Baylies Hall Charity School: established in 1732 to teach local boys, it has two beautiful ‘blue coat’ statues situated at its frontage

Coroner’s Court: largely unchanged courtroom, which retains its original fittings and furnishings

Dudley Council House: visit the council chamber where important decisions are made and meet Dudley’s Mayor

Our Blessed Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church: built by A W N Pugin in 1839-40 in Gothic Revival style

St Edmund ‘Bottom’ Church: dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon King and martyr, this 18th century church replaces the medieval original – open until 2pm.

St Thomas & St Luke ‘Top’ Church: the current 19th century building replaces the 12th century original and is dedicated to the Apostle St Thomas - open until 3pm.

The Crown Public House: Grade II listed building in ‘Gothic Revival’ style.

Unitarian Old Meeting House: one of the oldest buildings in Dudley.

Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House:The Quaker Ironmasters (including Stourbridge’s own Ironmaster, Ambrose Crowley) A talk by Spencer Smith FSA, Archaeologist with
the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the Quaker Meeting House, Scott’s Road, Stourbridge DY8 1UR, Sunday 22 September at 2.15 pm.

The historic 1689 Quaker Meeting House is open to visitors on Saturday 21 Sept. 10.30 to 3.00, and Sunday 22 Sept. from 11.30 till the lecture. Admission free. Refreshments.

No need to book, simply come along to the building you'd like to see!

The Heritage Open Day is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Dudley Townscape Heritage programme. Find out more at: