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Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
+44 1785 619619
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Climbing stairs

A fascinating visit as we climbed three stairs. The period costumes and settings were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
donhawthorn
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Ellon
Free to enter surprise

Situated in the centre of Stafford, this is a wonderful old building with rooms decorated and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Colin G
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Tamworth
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  • Excellent59%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“three floors” (8 reviews)
“donation box” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
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+44 1785 619619
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"three floors"
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"donation box"
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"military museum"
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"mouse hunt"
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"timber framed building"
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"town centre"
in 9 reviews
"prince rupert"
in 3 reviews
"local art"
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"mini museum"
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"unplanned visit"
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"soup kitchen"
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"interesting building"
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"different periods"
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"staffordshire hoard"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fascinating visit as we climbed three stairs. The period costumes and settings were interesting if not magnificent. But the plans showing how the building was put together with the aid of a ladder or two was astonishing. The timber was a wonder to behold...More

Thank donhawthorn
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated in the centre of Stafford, this is a wonderful old building with rooms decorated and furnished in the periods during the building was in use. Lots of stairs so not ideal for those with mobility problems

Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great find this was. The lady on reception was super and explained all about the house. The building and its rooms are so interesting and beautifully set out.

Thank Phoenix3_11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really found the house interesting and there is also a military museum on the top floor that was fascinating.it's also free to employer the house but we felt a donation was deserved.

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The Ancient High House is a wonderful activity in Stafford. It is a free attraction. It has three floors of exhibits. The top floor is all military. When going up the stairs have a look out the windows, there is a great view of the...More

Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Ancient House lies in the main shopping area of Stafford and is said to be the oldest house in Stafford. It covers three floors each with a number of rooms giving the history of Stafford. I believe these are changeable. The floors are reached...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very interesting house and history of Stafford. It also offers a few rooms of changing exhibits, at this time it was showcasing the fantastic artisans of the area. Donations accepted, well worth a visit.

Thank driggestad
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a gem of a museum. The rooms have been preserved with each one representing an era in the history of the High House. The top floor is the regimental museum of the Staffordshire Yeomanry. Admission is free or by donation. Well worth a...More

Thank SuePT
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This was a great find - it's free to enter (there is a donation box which I was only too happy to use). The staff are knowledge about the house and the local area which made for a good discussion. The house itself is well...More

Thank methenomad
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I'd read about the Ancient High House but wanted to see it in the flesh (of half timber). Luckily a friend and I went recently and it is a fascination part of Stafford's heritage. The history of the building was explained clearly and the displays...More

Thank Carolyn B
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Piglet_and_Eeyore
19 July 2017|
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Response from TheKaptain | Reviewed this property |
There may be trademan's entrance and lift at the back but not sure. There are issues for disabled customers wanting access to the fine period building.
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Zooey01
9 October 2015|
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Response from Piglet_and_Eeyore |
There are several car parks nearby, on Broad St, Chell Rd and the Guildhall Centre. All are pay-for. There are disabled spaces on these car parks and it's best to read the terms - e.g. Broad St & Chell Rd the 1st 4 hours... More
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