Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall, Birmingham: Address, Phone Number, Blakesley Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Blakesley Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
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Grade II* Tudor house built c.1590. Wonderful gardens, shop, Herb Garden Cafe and family friendly events. Part of Birmingham Museums Trust. Site currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
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More than 3 hours
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4.5
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Monty B
5 contributions
Fantastic morning
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic morning at Blakesley hall. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. It was clean, well resourced and informative.

We listened to a story telling session hosted by Phil. It was entertaining, pitched well, fun and engaging. Phil was a brilliant story teller and ensured that all of the needs were met by his audience. He had a lovely, warm tone while telling the story and also including lots of history.

The gardens are lovely and the family room has some excellent, hands on resources for children.
Written 5 August 2021
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James
2 contributions
Takes us back to the good old times
Oct 2020
Love the way everything has been left, takes me back to how we used to live in the good old days. The building structure, the way of life all so good!
Written 19 April 2021
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Ian R
3 contributions
Excellent Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Visited this Tudor House and part of International Women's Day for a tour about Tudoe Women. Fantastic visit where history brought to life by period costumed guides and in particular Shirley who kept our small party wonderfully engaged.
Well worth visit to this marvelous property. Parking on site and a very welcoming tea room.
Written 1 March 2020
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Velda C
Bloxwich, UK44 contributions
Keep an eye for when they are running tour’s
Mar 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour of the house - today’s theme and talk was about ‘Women in Tudor Times’ as it is International Women’s Day this month. Friendly and incredibly knowledgeable volunteers and staff.

House is run by the council but they have teamed up with the National Trust enabling half price entry - well worth £7 for two adults.

Had the cream tea in the Herb Cafe. Very well presented with really friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend.

A hidden little gem of a property.
Written 1 March 2020
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Louise R
1 contribution
Visit plus animal man there.
Feb 2020 • Family
We went to see the animal man then went around the house/museum.we all enjoyed it and their ages are 8 to 14 .
They even did some dressing up when they got too that section in the house.
We ate elsewhere on the way home.
Written 22 February 2020
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lesley w
Birmingham, UK29 contributions
Lovely day out
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited with my daughter and young grandson for a 'meet the animals' event during halfterm. All of the staff were very friendly and the cafe was clean and tidy and serves a lovely cream tea with massive scones! Only had time for a quick walk around the gardens but we will definetly return in the better weather when all the plants and herbs are out. Also to take a tour around the Hall itself which looked fascinating, even from just the outside. As a dog owner it was nice to see they are welcome on leads and there is outdoor seating to have refreshments and admire the garden.
Written 20 February 2020
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Shirley C
Birmingham, UK33 contributions
Vegan wedding
Mar 2019
My daughter phoned. 'Mum, do you want to go to a wedding fair?' 'when,' I asked, 'Now,' she replied. So I declined a lift and caught the bus. I used to live near here. I loved seeing this building, attending exhibitions, wandering round the house. I must admit in 15 years in the area I hadn't visited as often as I should have. I attended more often when I lived in north Birmingham. Anyway I wandered through the familiar st, passed the house outside which I found the baby doll, glanced across at my previous flat and headed for Blakesley Hall. The exhibition, the first of its kind was an Alternative wedding fair. It was all about recycling and upcycling. Selling your wedding dress. Oh dear. Natural wedding with non disposables or reusable items. Vegan and vegetarian food. That where I met Sue again. She'd been running Pacha House in Moseley for 4 years. Natural hygiene toiletries. Home made without chemicals. Decorations made at hen parties. I hope to attend another one of these events. Where better to have it than a historic building with ancient apple trees, wild flower and a barn?
Written 12 February 2020
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_grahammcollyer
Birmingham, UK54 contributions
Most interesting tour.
Jan 2020
Thanks to Dennis our volunteer guide we had the best tour ever of this house and we have been a few times,Dennis was very knowledgeable and took the trouble to answer our questions he also told us several things about the house we had not known before.A miost enjoyable day.thanks to our guide.I recommend you ask for Dennis you will not be disappointed.
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting Blakesley Hall! We are really glad you enjoyed your tour with our volunteer tour guide Dennis.
Written 22 January 2020
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Lizzyb49
Solihull, UK56 contributions
Such an inspiration
Jan 2020
Have been coming to Blakesley sporadically for 50 years - and it is a constant revelation. It is small enough to accumulate atmosphere from past centuries - yet large enough to inspire imagination. Guide this time - Ric - was a fountain of knowledge - and very entertaining - both to me - and the number of children on the tour. Tours not compulsory - but do enhanced the experience
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting Blakesley Hall and for your lovely comment. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 January 2020
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Lady Penelope
2 contributions
Lovely place and lovely staff
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went to a night opening and it was really atmospheric and interesting but we were late because of a flat tyre and the staff were so kind and helpful. Thank you.
Written 18 December 2019
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Thank for your lovely review. We remember the situation and we are so pleased that you still made it to Blakesley by Night and enjoyed the evening. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 2 January 2020
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