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Take a step back into the past with this lovely building. Children can dress up in Victorian... read more

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We first visited as part of the bee trail (Polly is still there if you missed her first time round... read more

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Clayton Hall is Manchester's only moated manor house. The later part of the hall has been dressed to show the hall in Victorian times. Children are encouraged to touch and have a go at various household activities. They can also get dressed as...more
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Clayton Old Hall Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a step back into the past with this lovely building. Children can dress up in Victorian clothing. The cafe is lovely with fresh local produce, the soup is especially nice.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Clayton Hall is a lovely building and we're all happy that by visiting you contribute to keeping it going. I'm sure Pauline (our cook) is pleased to hear you like her soup. She also makes plenty of home-made cakes too! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited as part of the bee trail (Polly is still there if you missed her first time round) and were amazed to find such a little gem in the midsts of East Manchester! I'd been driving past on my daily commute for years...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Vickie B. At Clayton Hall we love having visitors to dress up (If they want to), to look in drawers and cupboards and just enjoy exploring an earlier life. Well done on being a winner of the tallest sunflower competition too....More

Reviewed August 12, 2019

Oh how much fun we had here. All us adults plus a 14 years old boy. We loved touching everything: cooking in the kitchen, baking in the larder, playing with Victorian toys in the bedroom, trying out hats in the sewing room etc. I particularly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're pleased that you had fun! The whole point has always to let everyone, children and adults, dress up, have fun trying things out and poking around. It's lovely for us to see. I hope you managed to get some of Pauline's lovely homemade soup...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Did a wedding at this fabulous venue and was shoiwn round the museum and facilities by the friendly and knowledgeable team. Great for a vist with afternoon tea or for your events. Lovely grounds too. A step back in time in the midst of urban...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. The wedding was fantastic and everyone looked to be having a wonderful time.

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Have taken my 2 little boys to a few of the special events here. They absolutely love it! The staff are amazing with them and there is always something exciting to do. An absolute local gem and we would (and do) recommenced it to anyone...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Many thanks for giving us such a lovely review. We do try and make our special events as interesting as possible for children (and adults). We're also very pleased that you let everyone know about Clayton Hall - our aim has always been to let...More

Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

On Saturday we went for our 4th afternoon tea of the year. As usual it was lovely and fresh, the volunteers do an amazing job of keeping everyone topped up with tea and take great pride in what they do. Each afternoon tea is fresh,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

It's great to know that we're still pleasing our loyal customers (friends). Pauline's mind is always working on what would be nice for the next afternoon tea! So, I'm positive that the August afternoon tea should be yet another great experience.

Reviewed June 9, 2019

We,a group of 5 friends, enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea at Clayton Hall yesterday Thank goodness for the thoughtful provision of the cake boxes to take home all we could not eat. We immediately booked to go again in December for the Christmas special event...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea. As you know we only have one each month between open days so it gives us a bit of time to get together what we hope are lovely sandwiches, homemade cakes, and tea! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We visit the hall and grounds regularly with our teenager and 2 younger children. This is a hidden gem it’s beautiful and the grounds are so well kept, the volunteers are all so polite and lovely people no make you feel so welcome. Keep up...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Hi Jo, it's great to hear that you're one of our regular visitors. We love it when people we meet come back, try out a different homemade cake in the cafe and find something new in the Hall. It makes it all worthwhile. See you...More

Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

I have been a local for year and never set foot in the place. I was amazed by the work undertaken by the volunteers and how friendly and informative they are. Well worth a visit and only acouple of mins walk from the metrolink station.

Date of experience: June 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2019

We're glad you managed to visit us and enjoyed it. As you say we're only a couple of minutes from the Clayton Hall metro stop so it couldn't be easier to visit. Now you've tried us come back and visit us again.

Reviewed May 22, 2019

Had a brilliant day out with 4 generations of our family from a 94 year old to a 3 year old! All the rooms are amazing in the museum and very hands-on so you can touch and try things.The volunteers are fantastic and their love...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We loved that you were all having such a great time! We do love slowly improving the Hall so that the whole of Greater Manchester, and further afield, can enjoy it for years to come. We're very...More

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lilynich
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Response from JimSym | Property representative |
Hi, I'm sorry for my slow response. Yes, we are open to the public. Usually 1st and 3rd Saturday's of the month. Our last December opening is a Father Christmas event on the 15th December - although open days are free the... More
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