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Lunar Society Birmingham Heritage Trail

September 16 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type | Walk

Join this guided walk to learn more about the Lunar Society and 18th century Birmingham by following in its members’ footsteps. This pleasant walk takes advantage of some of the more distinctive and attractive aspects of the city and will take about one and a half hours.

Founded around 1765, the Birmingham Lunar Society was an informal group of friends who’s lively meetings and conversations, letters and experiments were to have a global impact on scientific understanding during the late 18th century. The walk will tell the story of the Society’s positive contributions to society, but will also look at some more ambiguous activities, not least how some of its members benefitted from their links to international trade and the growth of the British Empire.

This event is free but booking via Eventbrite is essential. Please book here


This guided walk is for a small group. Therefore, if you find you booked a ticket but can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite or email info@lunarsociety.org.uk so we can give your place to someone else.

This event is part of the Lunar Society’s project ‘Birmingham’s Commonwealth Heritage – the Lunar Legacy’ generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please book online following the instructions below. You can alternatively telephone The Lunar Society secretariat on 01564 82 1582. You can also e-mail your request to info@lunarsociety.org.uk. Please note, the office is open during normal working hours, Monday to Friday and is closed weekends and bank holidays.


September 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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