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A Tudor manor house in Birmingham will throw open its doors to the public for free this Saturday (13 September) as part of a campaign to celebrate England’s architecture and culture.

Bournville Village Trust’s Selly Manor Museum is supporting Heritage Open Days, which offer free access to places usually closed to the public or that charge for admission. Selly Manor, which is home to the Laurence Cadbury collection of furniture, will offer free entry, normally charged at £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.

As well as complimentary admission, the Museum, on Maple Road in Bournville, has teamed up with BikeRight! to offer free bike safety checks on the day from 11am to 3pm. Visitors will also be able to learn about the work of the RSPB, get involved in the Northfield Eco-centre’s Urban Harvest and budding bakers will be able to enter the ‘Bournville Bake Off competition’, with the best cake winning a trophy.

Nicki Lupton, Learning and Interpretation Officer at Bournville Village Trust, said: “Selly Manor has a rich and fascinating history, and best of all it’s right on the door step of people living in the city. It’s fantastic to be able to support Heritage Open Days by offering the public a once in a year opportunity to explore the museum for free and take a step back in time to explore Tudor heritage.”

The free open day will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 13 September, 2014 only.  For more information, and details of how to enter the ‘Bournville Bake Off’ competition, click here or call 0121 472 0199.

Selly Manor Museum is managed by Bournville Village Trust, which provides high quality, customer focused housing, maintenance and estate management services to people in Birmingham and Shropshire.

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