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“Just discovered this delight”
Review of Staircase House

Staircase House
Ranked #12 of 65 things to do in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester
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254 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Just discovered this delight”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were recently told of the existence of this place. It's great. Almost destroyed by fire in 1995 the building has been restored in the last few years. It now houses not only Staircase House but the Stockport Story museum (free entry), the Tourist Information office and a nice cafe. Parts of the house date back to 1460 but each room is set up to show life in a particular period of history from the 1600s to WWII. There is an excellent audio guide at no extra charge and you can touch everything and try your hand at writing with a quill pen. All the staff were friendly, particularly in the cafe. We will go back as we did not have time to go in the free museum.

Visited November 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great interactive place to visit”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I found this on trip advisor for my daughter to visit. She went with her husband and two children age 4 and 9. They all had a brilliant time. The children loved the fact that they WERE allowed to touch things. It was very reasonably priced, and the staff were VERY helpful and friendly.

Visited October 2013
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England
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260 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Really interesting. Hidden gem!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I would concur with the other comments about this place! We have lived in Stockport for 20 years and never got round to visiting it. I would say that it's prob. of interest to late teenagers and adults rather than kids though. Well run with friendly staff. If you go to Bramhall Hall as well you can can get a ticket at a discount rate for both places.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester
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“Shame about the staff!!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Wonderfull place, lots to do and see. Set out to be great fun and interesting for children and adults alike :-)
Can not fault the place, apart from the staff! All seem to have got up on the wrong side of bed this morning!!
happy to take our money but dident warn us of school trip in that day. Rudely told to leave most rooms, made very unwelcome, not a smile in sight. Would highly recommend visiting of a weekend.

Visited October 2013
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OLDHAM
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138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Curiosity”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is an interesting way to spend an hour or two in Stockport. The house has been opened up and shows the house & contents through the years. The audio guide was very detailed but became tiresome towards the end ..........perhaps because im a little hard of hearing. The quality of the experience was very high.
A good place to take kids on a rainy day too.

Visited September 2013
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