Selly Manor

Selly Manor, Birmingham: Hours, Address, Selly Manor Reviews: 4.5/5

Selly Manor
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. Please check our website for our current opening hours as these change throughout the year.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Caro S
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Fantastic tour led by Daniel Caldicott who bright the whole area alive with his brilliant story telling of the Cadbury family and the history of the Bournville area. Highly recommend.
Written October 17, 2021
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dudley88 contributions
May 2021
Brilliant small museum. Not far from city centre but like stepping back 400 years in time. Lots of snippets of interesting information in guide books provided in every room.Great for kids and adults. Small cottage garden with a butterfly trail for the little ones. Photographic display of the Bournville estate in the ticket office. A stroll round Bournville is well worth doing. Admire the beautiful buildings and treat yourself to a hot sandwich from the bakery. Free street parking in Bournville - always a bonus👍 Advance bookings only at the moment but weekdays appear to be very quiet
Written May 23, 2021
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Thank you for leaving a review and your lovely comments! We hope to see you again!
Written June 10, 2021
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Richard Harbroe W
Seaford, UK30 contributions
Oct 2020
When you buy your entry tickets in a mediaeval hall house with a massive 17th C table at one end, you know the main building is going to be special.

It's quite small - the main building - and of a similar age. But the furniture and presentation are imaginative. Best of all, it has a very attractive "feel" to it. the gardens are tiny but atractive, even in atumn.

Staff are informative, friendly and helpful.

Highly recommended when you're in Bourneville, visiting the Cadbury's World and maybe going on the short town trail.
Written October 9, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us, and we are delighted that you had such a good time!
Written November 3, 2020
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Priscilla105
Madison, MS29 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
After 5 hours at Cadbury World, wanted to explore the area and discovered Selly Manor. It is a quick walk from Cadbury parking lot. Discounted entree with Cadbury World ticket. The place is small so only need less than an hour to visit but what made this experience so wonderful was the staff!! They were extremely kind to answer questions from my children, played games with them in the green space. Even provided first aid with a plaster when my child hurt his finger in a door way 🤦‍♀️ Definitely recommend visiting after a chocolate high
Written March 31, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's so lovely to hear you enjoyed spending time at the museum and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written April 22, 2020
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Angela A
20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
An interesting and educational place to visit. Very interactive for children with an active trail quiz to follow resulting in a small prize at the end. Very good value for money with welcoming and friendly staff. Interactive games and dressing up was on offer. Different activities were available in each room. Very clear information about the house which always maintained interest.
Definitely worth a visit. We will visit again.
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's great to hear you had a great time and we hope you'll visit us again in the future.
Written February 19, 2020
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Gill Kitsonitson
30 contributions
Jul 2019
It is a v interesting place to visit and as it's not a large house for children it would keep their interest and they wouldn't get bored.
Written December 28, 2019
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Thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll visit us again soon.
Written January 6, 2020
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britishbulldog50
Michigan58 contributions
Mar 2019
bought on groupon - two for one...... great day out - good staff - we were left to wander ourselves.
Written December 24, 2019
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Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back to the museum in the future.
Written January 6, 2020
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Courtenay D
Coventry, UK1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
The children were at Selly Manor for 3 hours and didn’t get bored. Jillian the guide was thoroughly entertaining and engaging. The children loved the dress up and games.

There are toilets there, 3 male, 3 female, 1 disabled. And 2 rooms for group lunches.
Written December 4, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's lovely hear you enjoyed your visit and we'll be sure to pass your praise onto to Gillian. We hope you'll visit us again soon!
Written December 10, 2019
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ki h
Birmingham, UK38 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a little gem of a place to visit in and around birmingham. It is great for adults and kids. it is only £4 for adults and £2 for kids. At Easter, Halloween and I think xmas there is a themed event where you do treasure type hunts and even get a treat as a prize. There is also craft type activities if it is a special theme time specially for kids. There is a room upstairs with medieval costumes you can try on and we have great photo's to prove it. Would recommend this to anyone. We parked for free near the manor and there are side streets to park on nearby.
Written November 6, 2019
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Thank you for you lovely comments. Its get to hear you enjoyed your visit and you're absolutely right, we hold several family events throughout the year. We hope to welcome you back to the museum in the future.
Written November 14, 2019
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DAT2012
Portland, OR42 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a great place for interactive learning for small kids. My daughter loved trying on clothes, seeing the garden, the different items in the kitchen for that era and hearing about the priest hole. The adults had fun dressing up too!
Written September 9, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. Its lovely to hear your daughter had such a great time trying on our replica costumes (we love them too). We hold several family events throughout the year and these are all listed on our website. We hope to welcome you back to the museum in the future.
Written September 10, 2019
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Selly Manor is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM