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Selly Manor

Sycamore Road | Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UB, England
44-121-472-0199
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Ranked #55 of 200 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Owner description: This small Tudor manor house was saved from demolition one hundred years ago and restored to its former glory, and today serves as a museum with... more » Owner description: This small Tudor manor house was saved from demolition one hundred years ago and restored to its former glory, and today serves as a museum with guided tours. « less
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Easy to find and it has limited parking on a fairly quiet street This old Tudor Manor house is set in a nice location Very Nice old buildings on the outside and quite a bit to see on the inside It was rather a quick visit for me but well worth the admission charge Lots of old Furniture , but... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An excellent peek into history with plenty of information provided. Well laid out and good for younger children as well as older ones. Stairs are steep so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Waste of money not much to see to small took my kids they didnt like it that much wont be coming again and i wont recommend it to anyone

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Tamworth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited Selly Manor using a Groupon voucher. The staff were very friendly and explained what to see. The furniture was particularly interesting being of the period i.e. Tudor. The house itself is far larger than expected. The experience could be enhanced by more material on the house itself and its occupants as it is primarily being used as a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It was our first visit to the museum, and we had a wonderful time. The guide was really friendly and informative and happy to tell us the history of the buildings. We enjoyed playing the games, trying on the costumes and looking at the furniture. It was really educational as well, and great for the children ! There are lots... More

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Lincolnshire
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We visited here before indulging at Cadbury World - if you follow the direction signs to Cadbury World ther is one to Selly Manor by the entrance. It is literally a 5 minute walk and well worth a visit if you are interested in Elizabethan architecture.

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Birmingham
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This seven century old timber manor house with a seperate mediaeval hall was something of surprise, set on the edge of the "village green" of Bournville, so close to the centre of the city of Birmingham. What a great experience! This carefully reconstructed survivor is nicely presented with some imagination, which I'm sure will appeal to children and to oldies... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The outing was excellent and interesting to see how our ancestors lived. The access is going to be a bit tricky for disabled people but it is unfortuately how our ancestors built the houses.

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78 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited here while visiting Cadbury world, you get money off the already reasonable entrance fee if you show your Cadbury world tickets. We all enjoyed looking around and the kids were given a leaflet to fill in with things to search for which they loved. The staff were really helpful, we would highly recommend this little treasure.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our little visit here! My friend and I visited here with our teenage daughters following a visit to Cadbury World. The lady in charge was absolutely lovely, she talked about the buildings and gave our girls information leaflets each as they were compiling memento scrapbooks of our visit. She was busy, as she was awaiting a wedding... More

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