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Blakesley Hall

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Blakeley Hall

We joined a tour with Shirley who is very knowledgable about the history of the house. I found out... read more

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Catherine W
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Blakesley Hall

Had an interesting tour of the hall. Tudor house in the centre of a housing estate. Well... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2019
kate2mj
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Laganas, Greece
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Grade II* Tudor house built c.1590. Wonderful gardens, lovely tearoom, and family friendly. Part of Birmingham Museums Trust. Winter Opening Hours from 7th November 2018 to 11th April 2019: Wednesdays, Thursdays and every first Sunday of the month...more
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Blakesley Road | Yardley, Birmingham B25 8RN, England
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Reviewed today

We joined a tour with Shirley who is very knowledgable about the history of the house. I found out that women used to make are at home, when water was not as good as it us today. There is also a separate herb room and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Had an interesting tour of the hall. Tudor house in the centre of a housing estate. Well maintained. Interesting gardens. Well stocked tea room and gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kate2mj
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you Kate for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2019

Yes its a beautiful building from the outside but the interior really lets it down. Grumpy girl at the doorway to the manor, no signage on the way round the house, very little information and in fact my partner walked out and said 'he'd discovered...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TudorGirl
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to review us. We’re very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit at Blakesley Hall during our Free day. We had volunteers around the Hall explaining key elements about the House and we...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We were genuinely surprised by our first visit to Blakesley after living in Birmingham for 45 years. A Tudor gem which has been carefully restored to give a fascinating glimpse into the life of a yeomanry family in the late 16th.century. Our volunteer guide, Dennis...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback Juanito. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Blakesley. We will let Dennis know about your review. (He is truly amazing!) We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour on 2nd Dec, obviously very passionate and knowledgable about the house and history in general! Would recommend to everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 239cpnp
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Richard and Gillian are very passionate tour guides and we will let them know about your review. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 20 December 2018

Beautiful old building where u least expect it.attended a bridal tea party there and it was lovely.interesting place and so good to see such a lovely old hall kept so well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angie S
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you Angie. We remember the event your refer to and you were a lovely group. We love hosting events at Blakesley and we are pleased you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 13 December 2018

very good little tour of this great building would of been better if there wernt a vist from a school at same time maybe do this at other times

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lee F
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you Lee for your feedback. We will take this into consideration to make future visits even better!

Reviewed 24 November 2018

Guy Fawkes: Today we went to Blakesley Hall in Birmingham to learn all about the infamous Guy Fawkes and re-enact his plot. Born in the city of York, Guy was a Catholic who did not like Protestants at all. He left England and became a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback Celeste! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We can tell how much you learned!

Reviewed 11 November 2018

This hidden gem is a great way to spend the day exploring the past with dedicated and friendly staff giving a great insight. A great cafe is worth the visit on its own. A must see hidden gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jill F
Javi_Squadritto, Senior Museum Enabler at Blakesley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you Jill! We do really believe Blakesley is a hidden gem. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

After seeing it advertised at half price (£3.50) we decided to give it a go on a damp Sunday!!! Rang to see if we could do a guided tour to be told there was one at 1.15 and 2.15. we arrived at 2pm to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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voodoosue
18 February 2018|
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Response from BlakesleyHallStaff | Property representative |
Entry is to visitor centre and gardens is free (except on certain event days) so you are welcome to come and take photos in the gardens. There is a fee to go inside the Hall.
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Rebecca S
16 August 2015|
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Response from benn176 |
Yes they do sell quills in the shop
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