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Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road | Yardley, Birmingham B25 8RN, England
+44 121 348 8120
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Very interesting Tudor Merchant's house.

An interesting Tudor house. Not a "Grand" house of the period but one lived in by a relatively... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakelandman
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Kendal
beautiful house and gardens

really enjoyed our visit, during the bank holiday, we had 2 excellent guides, who gave us a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
julie h
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Grade II* Tudor house built c.1590. Wonderful gardens, lovely tearoom, and family friendly. Part of Birmingham Museums Trust. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm until 29th October 2017. Winter opening hours to be confirmed.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Blakesley Road | Yardley, Birmingham B25 8RN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting Tudor house. Not a "Grand" house of the period but one lived in by a relatively wealthy merchant. Very good, enthusiastic volunteer tour guides made the Tudor household live again. The house is set in compact and attractive grounds and has a handy...More

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments - it's our volunteer guides' aim to bring Blakesley Hall to life again so we're so glad this came through on your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really enjoyed our visit, during the bank holiday, we had 2 excellent guides, who gave us a tour, Richard and an itailan girl called francesca, who was doing her first tour , she was wonderful. Richard was so enthusiastic and informative about the history of...More

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your comments, both Richard and Francesca really appreciate your kind words about your tour and we're pleased that you enjoyed spending time in our gardens.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit today. We had a wonderful guide who showed us so much about the history of the building. All the staff were very friendly too! A perfect way to spend a hot bank holiday Monday! Thank you!!

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we're very pleased you chose to spend your sunny bank holiday Monday here at Blakesley.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, cannot believe that I once lived in the Yardley area and had no idea this house existed!

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So many of our visitors have lived in the local area and not found us for years, but we're always pleased when they do discover Blakesley! Thank you for your lovely comments.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good morning there. Very good guided tour. Nice modern cafe and toilet. Bit price at £7 , no concessions for over 60s . Cafe menu limited to sandwiches but perhaps that will improve.

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, a tour is certainly the best way to view Blakesley Hall and we're pleased you enjoyed yours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After shopping in town we popped along to the site to the east of Birmingham.Having read reviews[which suggested no guided tours at the weekend] we were pleased to be able to have a personal tour given by Richard[from London] who clearly loves the hall.His enthusiasm,...More

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments, we're pleased you found us and that you appreciated Richard's enthusiasm for Blakesley Hall.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was a great little find. I would say you only need an hour tops to see this in its entirety, but its a hour of Tudor splendour.

Thank Claire C
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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, you certainly can find Tudor splendour here at Blakesley.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited this lovely place today during the Easter holiday. Imagine a middle class tudor house in the suburbs of modern Birmigham. You can catch any number 11 bus and be dropped 200 yards from the hall. Built in 1590 and a museum since the...More

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Shirley is so pleased that her tour was well received by all members of your group. Do please come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

this is a lovely little placde for an afternoon visit. The tour guide we had was excellent and coped very well with the intruptions from the renavators. She was very informative and managed to get the infomation over to a very varied group. As young...More

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Rachel C, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we're pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour and that it appealed to your varied group. Perhaps you'd like to come back during the summer holidays, when visitors can walk around Blakesley Hall free flow and enjoy the summer sun.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Fabulous Tudor House in the middle of a housing estate in Birmingham. My first visit to see Samuel Pepys in a short play about the Great Fire of London from his diary. It is a large house for the time which shows how affluent this...More

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BlakesleyHallStaff, BlakesleyHallStaff at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit so much. We do have lots of lovely open space which really is beautiful come spring and summer, especially during July we have our Lavender Month where the gardens smell so sweet and...More

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voodoosue
18 February 2018|
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Response from BlakesleyHallStaff | Property representative |
Entry is to visitor centre and gardens is free (except on certain event days) so you are welcome to come and take photos in the gardens. There is a fee to go inside the Hall.
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Rebecca S
16 August 2015|
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Response from Ben N |
Yes they do sell quills in the shop
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