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Address: Maple Road | Bournville, Birmingham B30 2AE, England
Phone Number: +44 121 472 0199
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Selly Manor is a beautiful Tudor manor in the heart of historic Bournville....

Selly Manor is a beautiful Tudor manor in the heart of historic Bournville. Alongside the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves, together these are two of Birmingham's oldest buildings and are surrounded by a lovely cottage garden. The museum is home to the Laurence Cadbury Collection of period furniture and domestic objects which bring these timber-framed buildings to life. The museum offers a range of exhibitions, talks and tours, special events, children's activities and is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

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Treasure in Bournville, Birmingham

Selly Manor is very well preserved provides a good snapshot of the history of our city. It also caters for different occasions, my Son and Daughter in law were married... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selly Manor is very well preserved provides a good snapshot of the history of our city. It also caters for different occasions, my Son and Daughter in law were married there. Really worth the effort to visit, if you go to Cadbury World, it's just round the corner about two minutes walk/ Enjoy!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

It's quite expensive on a 'normal' day, but they offer many discounts on special themed days. They also provide a lot of community events which are always good.

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments UKCouple_11, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoy attending our events. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had never knew this existed till I got a Groupon Offer. Well worth the visit. Ample parking. Friendly and knowledgable greeting from the member of staff. I liked that fact that you were allowed to touch many of the items and photography was permitted

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Thank Susan W
SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is well worth a visit just a stone throw away from Cadbury world and if your visiting that you get into here cheaper but even if your not it still not to be missed a brilliant insight into one of the oldest houses about and as for the information on where these sayings of old come from absolutely brilliant....

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Its great to hear you enjoyed our 'Well I Never Knew That...' booklets full of old sayings. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Once again visited the manor for a historical talk about Lawrence Cadbury, Whilst the lighting not too bright there was opportunity to wander closer and read the print outs books.Selly Manor is museum which hosts affordable interesting events.

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for attending one of talks, its so nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Please keep an eye on our website www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk for our 2017 talks. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The ladies who work here are very friendly, knowledgeable and chatty. They explained the history of the rooms and what things meant and what they did. There is a room where you can try on the medieval clothes, costumes and hats. Great fun and very entertaining. Definitely recommend this small but entertaining and educational museum.

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Thank Dawn T
SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thanks Dawn T for your comments. We're so pleased your enjoyed your visit to the museum and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find, amazing house to walk round, even the grandchildren loved it. Great to see how people used to live, a treat to be able to try traditional costumes on within this lovely setting. The gardens are full of fruit trees and bushes, the outdoor toilet was a surprise. Well worth a visit.

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. The outdoor toilet always takes people by surprise and the children love it. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you are visiting Cadbury world it's worth taking 30 minutes to check out Bournville green and Selly Manor house. Small fee to go in and look around this beautiful old house. The bedroom floor has a major slope to it, but then the whole house will transport you back in time. They often have kids activities going on in... More 

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, its great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hold several children's activities every year and our next big event is Halloween. Keep update with all our events on our website www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Brought my family here after visiting Cadbury world. Well I didn't think they would enjoy it as much as they did! We loved talking about the bygone ere. They had many questions, that we all found the answers. Super area that we could dress up. A real insight to how it was. Lovely buildings. We were fortunate to have a... More 

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you BristolDawn1, we're so pleased we were able to answer your questions and give you an enjoyable day. Its great the English weather held out and the sun was shining! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic staff in period dress. Nicely laid out and information cards in all areas of interest. Beautiful gardens and in a very lovely preserved Tudor area of Birmingham. Well worth a visit. You could even combine a trip to Cadbury world round the corner!

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SellyManor, Manager at Selly Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed looking around our gardens. There are lots of other lovely buildings to see in Bournville and you can pick up a trail from us! We look forward to welcoming you to the museum again! More 

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