Escape the modern world in period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. As you stroll around the house, learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.
The house was built for John Nettlefold, a pioneer of early housing reform in Birmingham at a time when the city had a serious lack of decent homes for working people. John and his wife Margaret were from prestigious local families who had made their living in industry. Choosing their house to be designed in the Arts and Crafts style reflected their modern outlook.
From beekeeping to botanical painting, Winterbourne offers a range of adult courses from one-day taster sessions to year-long diplomas to suit all learning needs. Embrace the spirit of ‘trying something new’ with a course at Winterbourne.
Year-round garden tours and children’s trails, family fun days and Halloween scares: there are plenty of events at Winterbourne to suit all tastes. In the summer, enjoy a live theatrical performance staged in the botanic garden. As the days get shorter, lunchtime lectures give visitors the chance to hear experts talk on a variety of topics and projects.