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Selly Manor

Address: Sycamore Road | Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UB, England
Phone Number: 44-121-472-0199
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Ranked #73 of 302 things to do in Birmingham
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This small Tudor manor house was saved from demolition one hundred years ago and restored to its...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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Bromsgrove, England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Two lovely old buildings from the Greater Birmingham area that had been relocated here by George Cadbury over 100 years ago, when the Bournvillecollege Village Trust was being established. One entrance fee for the two buildings and lovely small gardens. Minworth Greaves is predominantly an open hall space which can be used for functions and weddings, while Selly Manor has... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The whole Bournville experience is fascinating but a visit to Selly Manor is a must if you have an interest in the past.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This beautifully preserved manor house was moved and reconstructed by the Cadbury family into the heart of the Bournville Estate. There is also a barn moved from Minworth Greaves near Stoke. You can wander round the house and garden at your leisure and lots of really interesting and useful information is provided. the origin of lots of expressions we use... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I worked at Cadbury for over 30 years and never visited this fascinating place set in the heart of Bournville Village. A medieval manor house that you can wander through and touch things without any ropes in the way. Each room has fascinating facts and the origin of modern sayings eg 'pot luck'. They have armour, chain mail gloves that... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's not a huge property but it is beautifully preserved and there are also some fun traditional wooden games for the kids to try out. A little expensive, though.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We purchased a entry voucher from Groupon, upon our arrival we were firstly told that it was school Holidays and the Voucher couldn't be used. However after checking this with the manager The decision was agreed we should be allowed to gain entry bearing in mind it wasn't a free entry. My daughter is 11 years old and We t... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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50 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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